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2014 WEBINARS


 

MARCH 2014

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3/19/2014

Autism Safety in the Home

Heidi Cooley-Cook

 

Participants will review how to creating a safe environment in the home -- discuss tips for various rooms of the house and outside, learn how to incorporate evidence based practices in teaching fire safety to their loved one with autism and review various resources relating to safety in the home.

 

 

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3/20/2014Successful Strategies for Recruiting, Training and Utilizing VolunteersDiane Zero

Planning for your volunteer program helps you ascertain how volunteers will contribute to your mission and fit into your organization's structure. You also can determine the purpose of your volunteer program and the roles volunteers will play. This webinar will discuss how autism family support groups can plan, define their mission, assess their organization, develop a volunteer program and recruit volunteers.

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APRIL 2014

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4/16/2014

Autism and Wandering

Heidi Cooley-Cook

Participants will learn tips to help prevent wandering, review strategies to engage neighbors and community members to be alert and supportive of your loved one and review various resources related to wandering and wandering prevention.

 

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MAY 2014

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5/14/2014

Autism and First Responders

Heidi Cooley-Cook, ajor John Gosper Lexington FD, Patrick Branam Lexington EMS

Participants will be provided a brief overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how these characteristics may impact emergency situations, Participants will learn simple strategies to engage an individual they encounter that may have autism, Participants will learn how to build relationships with the autism community.

 

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JUNE 2014

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6/24/2014

Social Narratives

Laura Ferguson M.Ed., BCBA

Social narratives is an evidence-based practice where social situations are described in detail to the individual. They can be used to describe new situations or help individuals with situations that have proven to be difficult for them. The goal is that social narratives help learners adjust to these new situations or changes in their routine. In this presentation we will look at how to construct a social narrative and when and how to use them in everyday settings.

 

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JULY 2014

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7/11/2014

To Be a Sib: An Exploration from the Perspectives of Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Amanda Westmoreland, MS, LMFT

Siblings are our first peers and often the family that will be a part of our lives the longest. These relationships teach us about working through conflict, supporting one another, and learning to be friends. But what happens when one of the siblings has a physical, developmental, social, or psychological impairment, a terminal illness, or life-threatening disease? This presentation will be a means to walk participants through common concerns involving sibling relationships when there is a sibling with special needs in the family. We will discuss parental perspectives of parenting children when one child has a disability and the other does not however, the bulk of our time will be spent attempting to understand the non-impaired sibling’s view.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2014

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9/16/2014

Structured Work Systems in the Classroom and at Home

Kim Howard, M.Ed.

Structured Work Systems are an evidence based practice developed by the University of North Carolina’s TEACCH Division. Structured Work systems are an instructional strategy that builds on visual supports. Structured works systems have been proven to be effective with a wide variety of learners from preschool through adulthood. This presentation will look at what is a work system and how do I create a work system appropriate to specific learner needs.  Participants will leave with an understanding of the components of works systems, be exposed to different types of work systems and an understanding of how to create work systems in the home and school environment.

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OCTOBER 2014

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10/8/2014

Housing Options for Adults with Autism

Heidi Cooley-Cook

This webinar presentation will explore several potential housing options for adults with autism.  Participants attending this webinar will review various supports that can be in place to maximize independence in in living environment and understand where to look for more information on housing options in their community.

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10/14/2014

Seclusion and Restraint Legislation:What does this mean for public schools?

Michelle Antle, Ed.S.Participants will be introduced to the legislation in Kentucky in regards to the use of seclusion and restraint in the public school setting, understand how and when seclusion and restraint can and cannot be used in the public school setting and will be given references on where they can find more information in regards to this and other states’ legislation on seclusion and restraint.

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NOVEMBER 2014

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11/12/2014

How to Access Services Available through the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Holly Hendricks, MRC, CRC, Assistant Director of Program Services, Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

This webinar presentation will discuss the general eligibility and participation guidelines for consumers of services from the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). A brief overview of how OVR partners with other entities to ensure that consumers receive comprehensive services to address all of their unique needs will also be given.  Participants attending this webinar will receive a summary of services available to OVR consumers and contact information for offices statewide and learn about OVR’s recent focus on serving individuals with Autism and what we’ve learned.

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11/20/2014

Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy Techniques with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Michelle Antle, Ed.S.Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has now been identified by the National Professional Development Center for Autism as being an evidence-based strategy for students on the autism spectrum. Cognitive Behavior Therapy has traditionally been used with other populations such as those with anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.; however, research was not conclusive on how to make this type of therapy work for individuals with autism. This presentation will focus on why cognitive-behavior therapy techniques have now been added and will give some examples of strategies that may be used to increase positive outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Webinar participants will understand the definition of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), understand the strengths and limitations of using these strategies and be given several examples of CBT strategies designed for individuals with autism.

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DECEMBER 2014

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12/4/2014

Structured Work Systems Part II: Structuring Learning to Incorporate Academic Goals

Kim Howard, M.Ed.

With the increases academic demands of alternate portfolio it is important for teachers to consider how to structure academic goals using the structured work system frame work. Many students with autism successfully learn basic skills in the routine of a structured work system but a frequent pitfall for teachers is that they do not increase the academic demands using this familiar frame work. This webinar will offer suggestions for ways to increase academic demands while staying in the familiar frame work of the structured work system.  Participants will review what a structured work system is and leave with ideas for increasing academic demands across multiple subject areas using the structured work system frame work.

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10/14/2014

Accessing, Recognizing and Advocating for Quality Employment Supports

Katie Wolf Whaley, Project Director, Supported Employment Training Project, University of Kentucky Human Development InstituteThis webinar presentation will explore a variety of strategies that can be utilized for identifying vocation interests, strengths, and support needs for people.  Topics such as how to access services in Kentucky and identify what quality Supported Employment looks like will be discussed.  Participants attending this webinar will understand how to network with employers to create employment opportunities for people and What it means to have “long term supports” regarding employment and understand natural supports

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