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learning workshops:

All learning workshops are being delivered through virtual delivery to the comfort of your home or office. 

There is no cost for any of the workshops.  A Zoom code and slides will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the workshop.

Please also note that registration for workshops will close at noon the day prior to the workshop.

2022 Learning workshops

 

outdoor exploration:fall/winter?          

Tuesday, October 25 – 6:30-8:00

Spending time outdoors is one of the most beneficial activities to support positive mental health for everyone. Being outdoors improves regulation, increases problem solving, and critical thinking skills. We have many months of cold weather here and you will learn some great ideas to build skills that you can do with your family outdoors in the fall and winter.

Introduction to Autism

Thursday, November 3 – 6:30-8:00

This session will explore Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) beginning with a basic understanding of ASD from a strengths-based perspective

Picky Eating

Tuesday, November 8 – 6:30-8:00

Having a child who is very picky about the items they eat can be challenging and frustrating for any parent. This workshop discusses the theory behind limited food repertoires for children of all ages, and explores strategies to implement food exploration at home with the ultimate goal of expanding a child’s food repertoire.

2023 Learning workshops

 

People Can Be Fun: Building Engagement

Thursday, January 12 6:30-8:00

Children with ASD may seem disinterested in people, instead choosing to play by themselves, and may even become upset if someone touches the toys they are playing with. This workshop aims to provide parents and professionals with information and strategies as a starting point to help a child with ASD learn that people can be fun too!

How To Create Visuals

Tuesday, January 17 6:30-8:00

Visual supports can be effective tools for everyone—children and parents alike. But not all visuals are created equal! This is a practical workshop that is designed to help you understand different types of visuals and give you some tips to help make effective visuals to support your child’s learning.

What Happens After PUF?

Tuesday, February 7 6:30-8:00

Entering the school system after receiving Program Unit Funding can look different for each child. This workshop provides information on common school options for children with ASD and levels of support provided. It will also explore some strategies to help families and schools with transitions into new programs, new schools, new classrooms, etc.

Using Visual Supports for Communication

Thursday, February 9 6:30-8:00

Visual supports for communication are used by everyone – think of all the calendars and apps that we (as adults) use to help us manage all of the activities we do each day. Children with autism also need this type of support, both to understand their routines and to express what they cannot yet express in verbal language. This workshop will introduce different visual supports we can use to help our children both understand their day and learn to express themselves.

Alternative and Augmentative Communication

Tuesday, March 7 6:30-8:00

In this augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) workshop, participants will be provided with information on what is AAC and who benefits from its use. In addition, it will give an overview of different types of AAC including some of the more popular communication apps for iPads. Finally, tips will be provided on implementing AAC at home and in the community.