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JANUARY 2012

 

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1/19/12

 

Autism and Private Insurance: What does the law say about my child’s benefits?

 

 

 

 

Keith Hersh, M.S., BCBA Practicum Director for Spalding University Master’s in Applied Behavioral Analysis This training will review House Bill 159 mandates, what type of services the law makes available, as well as some of the basic information about contacting health care benefits and common processes to obtain reimbursement or find a provider. Presentation [PDF]
Autism and Private Insurance: What does the law say about my child’s benefits? webinar on YouTube
1/19/12

Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Toddlers Using the M-CHAT

 

 

Lauren Herlihy, MA Presentation [PDF]
Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Toddlers Using the M-CHAT webinar on YouTube.
1/26/12 Asperger’s Disorder W. David Lohr, M.D., Assistant Professor Child Psychiatry, Co-Clinical Director University of Louisville Autism Center This presentation will provide participants with an understanding of the definition and diagnosis of Asperger’s Disorder.  We will discuss associated medical and psychological signs and symptoms and discuss updates in its treatment. Presentation [PDF]
Asperger’s Disorder webinar on YouTube
1/31/12 Show me the Money: Navigating Kentucky’s Funding Sources Heidi Cooley-Cook, Field Training Coordinator This training will provide an overview of various funding sources in Kentucky including: House Bill 159, Medicaid Waivers, KY IMPACT and IMPACT Plus, Hart Supported Living, Social Security, and Employment and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Presentation [PDF], Links [PDF]
Show me the Money: Navigating Kentucky’s Funding Sources webinar on YouTube

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2012

 

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2/16/12 The Basics of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Terry Scott, Professor and Chair, Special Education, University of Louisville This webinar presents the basic steps to implementing school-wide systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The entire implementation process will be described in a step-by-step manner with real examples and recommendations for fidelity and sustainability. Presentation [PDF]
The Basics of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) webinar on YouTube

 

 


 

MARCH 2012

 

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3/1/12 Using Visual Supports to Help Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Laura Ferguson, M.Ed, BCBA Participants will walk away from the presentation with an understanding of various forms of visual supports they can use in the home, classroom, or community. Presentation [PDF]
Using Visual Supports to Help Individuals on the Autism Spectrum webinar on YouTube
3/13/12 Lets Walk Through the IEP Julie Stewart, M.Ed In this session, the presenter will give a complete overview of the IEP document and process within Kentucky. Lets Walk Through the IEP webinar on YouTube
3/27/12 Great Expectations!  Building Better Communication Between Schools and Families Rob Pennington, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Professor University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development
In this session, the presenter will describe strategies for developing communication systems between schools and families.  In addition, he will describe methods that parents and teachers can use together to improve student outcomes. Presentation [PDF]
Great Expectations!  Building Better Communication Between Schools and Families webinar on YouTube.

 

 

 

 

APRIL 2012

 

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*4/4/12 (Learn the Signs Act Early): Overview of Learn the Signs Act Early Campaign Rebecca Grau, MPA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), in collaboration with a number of national partners, launched a public awareness campaign called “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”  This training will provide an overview of the campaign. (Learn the Signs Act Early): Overview of Learn the Signs Act Early Campaign webinar on Youtube

KY PLANS - Social Skills

 

 

Jennifer Bobo, LCSW Participants will be provided with an overview of social skills and common social skill deficits for individuals with ASD.  The webinar will also address how to teach social skills and provide an overview of interventions to teach social skills.

KY PLANS Social Skills on Youtube

 

 

*4/25/12 Questions to Ask your Pediatrician about Autism Dr. Gail Williams The webinar will provide an overview of the more common concerns that parents often share with their pediatricians regarding early identification, treatment and common medical and behavioral issues.  This training will include answers to questions that parents may have if they suspect a diagnosis of autism, including:
  1. Can we screen for autism?
  2. Where can I go to get definitive diagnosis?
  3. What services should my child be receiving?

The webinar will also include questions once a diagnosis of autism has been made, including:

 

  1. What medical problems are more common in autism?
  2. How do I address sleep and eating issues?
  3. What is the risk of having a second child with autism?
  4. Should genetic testing be done?
  5. What role does medication play in the treatment of autism?
  6. What about alternative biomedical treatments for autism

 

Presentation [PDF]
Questions to Ask your Pediatrician about Autism on YouTube
*4/30/12 Communication Strategies for Early Childhood Professionals Working with Individuals with Autism Laura Ferguson, M.Ed, BCBA, Field Training Coordinator at Kentucky Autism Training Center Participants will leave with an understanding of communication training for individuals on the spectrum.  Participants will leave with an understanding of the importance of contriving motivation when attempting to teach language with individuals on the spectrum. Presentation [PDF]
Communication Strategies for Early Childhood Professionals working with Individuals with Autism webinar on YouTube

 

 

 

 

May 2012

 

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5/2/12 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) 101 Karen Coulter,  Ph.D, CCC-SLP, A.T.P.  Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center, University of Louisville This webinar will provide a broad overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).  The topics will include communication basics, AAC terminology/ concepts and a brief overview of intervention models. Presentation [PDF] Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) 101 webinar on YouTube
5/9/12 Overview of the changes of the DSM-V W. David Lohr, M.D., Assistant Professor Child Psychiatry, Co-Clinical Director University of Louisville Autism Center This training will provide a brief overview of changes to the DSM-V in regards to the Autism Spectrum Disorder and diagnosis. Presentation [PDF] Overview of the changes of the DSM-V webinar on Youtube
*5/10/12

 

 

Early Childhood Access Guide Overview

 

 

 

Tal Curry, LCSW, Department of Public Health Program Administrator

 

 

Presentation will assist early childhood providers, community partners, and families with appropriate programs and community services that are designed to support families with children from the prenatal stage through age five.

 

 

 

Presentation [PDF] Early Childhood Access Guide webinar on YouTube
5/14/12 Sharing Developmental Concerns with Parents Myra Beth Bundy, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University Interfacing with parents of children with developmental difficulties who may seem unaware of their child’s developmental status or who may approach you as a professional is often complicated.  It requires a high level of skill based on knowledge as well as sensitivity to the parents. Expected outcomes for participants in this training are to develop a better understanding of the need for these skills when talking with parents about their child’s development. Presentation [PDF] Sharing Developmental Concerns with Parents webinar on YouTube
5/15/12 Transition: Before, During and After Brenda Mullins, Retired from Human Development Institute, UK. Independent Kentucky Trainer, Early Care and Education Trainer’s Credential #70358: Transition Consultant As a part of the ENGAGEMENT Training Series – Supporting Transition and School Readiness, this webinar will focus on supporting families to intentionally use transition strategies to help their child prepare for and adjust to a new program/environment.

10 Key Family Transition Tips Entering into Preschool [PDF]


Families of Children with Special Needs [PDF]


Going to Preschool in Car Social Story [PDF]


Going to Preschool on a Bus Social Story [PDF]


Information Sharing Forms [PDF]


Partnering with Families of Children with Disabilities - NAEYC [PDF]


Transition Ideas for Early Childhood Classrooms[PDF]


Children Books Related to Transition [PDF]


Help Your Child Adjust To Change [PDF]


NAEYC Transition Hints for Families [PDF]


Stages of Change [PDF]

Transition: Before, During and After webinar on Youtube
5/16/12 Effective Parent Advocacy Sandra Duverge Parents will learn what advocacy means and how they can make a difference. Improve their advocacy skills and become more effective advocates. Presentation [PDF] Effective Parent Advocacy webinar on YouTube
5/31/12 Puberty Eva Markham Although puberty, medically, is a fact of life, the social/ behavioral nuances for folks on the spectrum can be challenging. This webinar will discuss the complex social/ behavioral issues& resources to make this stage of life easier for all.

Presentation [PDF]

 

Resource List [PDF]

Puberty webinar on YouTube

 

 

 

June 2012

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6/5/12 Advocacy Brenda Mullins, Retired from Human Development Institute, UK. Independent Kentucky Trainer, Early Care and Education Trainer’s Credential #70358: Transition Consultant As a part of the ENGAGEMENT Training Series – Supporting Transition and School Readiness, this webinar will provide insight into how the process of advocacy can benefit everyone when it leads to partnerships.  An advocate becomes the expert on the child so he or she can give needed information to others and are dedicated to seeking help for children’s needs. They can be families and/or professionals – all of us can advocate for young children. Presentation [PDF]
Advocacy webinar on YouTube
6/7/2012 How to Start and Sustain a Support Group Rebecca Grau Starting a support group can be huge and (on-going project).  This webinar will provide an overview of strategies to build conscious among members, define roles and promote the longevity of your group.

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How to Start and Sustain a Support Group webinar on Youtube
6/13/12 Writing Goals to Inform Practice Julie Stewart, M.Ed Participants will learn the essential parts of a well written child-focused goal/objective.  They will also be able to explain the importance of writing goals that are measurable and observable.  This topic will increase the explicit instruction for therapists working with young children Presentation [PDF]
Writing Goals to Inform Practice webinar on YouTube
6/26/12 Transition to Adulthood Jennifer Bobo, LCSW There are many areas to focus on when your child is transitioning to adulthood!  This presentation will focus on planning for the future by building a base, building skills for competency and success, and building opportunities for well-being. Presentation [PDF]
Transition to Adulthood webinar on YouTube

 

July 2012

 

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*7/10/12 Engaging Conversations-Team Building between Families and  Professionals Part 1 Brenda Mullins As a part of the ENGAGEMENT Training Series – Supporting Transition and School Readiness, this Communication  webinar series will highlight communication skills that promote family and professional partnerships to develop effective action plans for young children.  Part 1 will focus on verbal, non-verbal, and written skills to communicate in partnership with each other. Presentation [PDF]
Engaging Conversations-Team Building between Families and  Professionals Part 1 webinar on Youtube
7/11/12 Positive Reinforcement Heidi Cooley-Cook During this webinar you will learn the basics of reinforcement, how to incorporate reinforcement throughout the day, and how to tell if what you are doing is working.  Learn that sometimes Time Out is actually a form of reinforcement and what to do if this is the case! Presentation [PDF] Positive Reinforcement webinar on Youtube
*7/17/2012 Engaging Conversations – Team Building Between Families and Professionals to Support Planning for Young Children Part 2 Brenda Mullins Part 2 will emphasize how families and professionals work together to develop problem solving plans to address issues for the benefit of the child, and learn to document results of action plans for follow up as partners. Engaging Conversations Part 2webinar on Youtube
7/27/2012 Accessing Disability Services at Public Postsecondary Institutions in Kentucky Diandre Glover Thomas Each year many students with Aspergers and autism spectrum disorder decide to continue their education past high school and attend two and four year colleges or vocational schools.  Although getting into college may seem a daunting experience, staying in college can also become a challenge. This webinar will discuss the process of accessing accommodations in college to help defeat these challenges and succeed as college students. Presentation [PDF] Accessing Disability Services at Public Postsecondary Institutions in KYwebinar on Youtube

 

August 2012

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8/30/12 Techniques to Expand Food Variety for Children with ASD Jocelyn Warren

Learning Objectives:
1.  Understand the common issues of feeding problems for children with ASD
2.  What strategies/techniques to utilize at home to expand food variety
3.  When to seek professional help

 

Presentation [PDF]
Techniques to Expand Food Variety for Children with ASD webinar on YouTube

 

October 2012

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10/02/12 KY PLANS Behavior Basics Laura Ferguson, M.Ed., BCBA Functions of behavior will be discussed. How to determine those functions of the behavior and once we determine the functions what can we do to strengthen or reduce behaviors. Presentation [PDF]
Behavior Basics webinar on Youtube
10/24/2012 Teaching Functional Community Behavior Laura Ferguson, M.Ed., BCBA

Interventions that are beneficial when working with individuals with autism in the community will be discussed.  Participants will walk away from this webinar with an understanding of transitions, using skills to generalize skills to the community and other interventions.

Presentation [PDF] Teaching Functional Community Behavior webinar on Youtube

 

November 2012

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11/07/12 Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention in the Classroom
Heidi Cooley-Cook

Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention (PMII) is useful for increasing social engagement between children with ASD and their peers.  PMII has been shown to be an effective practice for a wide age range from preschool through high school (3 to 18).  Participants will walk away from this webinar with an understanding of this evidence based practice and some strategies for implementing PMII in their classroom.

Presentation [PDF]
Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention in the Classroom
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11/21/2012 Social Media and Online Communities for Family Support Groups
Diandre Glover Thomas

Social isolation is an issue that affects many parents of children with autism.  Often family members may not be able to communicate with other members of their support group on a regular basis due to time constraints.  Social media websites such as Facebook and online forums create an opportunity for parents to reach out for support 24 hours a day.  Participants in this webinar will learn how their support group can utilize social media platforms to create an online community that encourages communication, engagement and fosters support.

Presentation [PDF] Social Media and Online Communities for Family Support Groups
webinar on Youtube

 

 

December 2012

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12/05/12 Targeting Social Skills across the School Day: Lunch Bunch & Beyond
Julie Stewart

Students with autism spectrum disorders are impacted by a qualitative impairment in social interaction.  Although this area of challenge will impact individuals across the lifespan, it is an area that does not receive as much explicit intervention as other areas. Finding times during the day to work on social skills is difficult, especially with all of the demands for academic production.  Teachers must use times of the day that are naturally social, such as lunch, center work, & group work.  This webinar will provide information about how to creatively and systematically plan for teaching social skills, targeting student social goals/objectives, across the school day.  This webinar will also be beneficial for families to become even more active partners in planning for their student's educational experience.

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Social Skills Topics Handout[PDF]

Additional Resources Handout[PDF]

Targeting Social Skills across the School Day: Lunch Bunch & Beyond
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12/14/2012 KY PLANS Transition to Adulthood Heidi Cooley-Cook This webinar will focus on the services available to individuals as they prepare to graduate and/or have recently graduated from high school. The supports from OVR and Supported Employment will also be explored. Presentation [PDF] View KY PLANS Transition to Adulthood webinar on YouTube
12/19/2012 Starting an Effective Social Skills Group
Laura Ferguson, M.Ed., BCBA

Individuals on the autism spectrum often find it difficult to form social relationships. Social development skills can be effectively taught through participation in social skills groups. These groups pair individuals on the autism spectrum with peers. Social skills groups provide lesson plans and activities that focus on specific skills that individuals need to acquire in order to form and maintain social relationships.  Participants will walk away with from this webinar with an understanding of strategies that will be effective when developing a social skills group for individuals with autism.

Presentation [PDF] Starting an Effective Social Skills Group
webinar on Youtube
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