September 12, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8 AM - 10 AM Dr. Cheryl Young-Pelton, "Using Behavioral Components to Increase Participant Skills and Retention from Suicide Prevention Training Programs" (2, Type 2 CEs & QPR Suicide Prevention Certification for 3 years)
Friday, August 14, 2020
Listen to “‘Living in Uncertain Times: Coping Strategies for Adults on the Autism Spectrum” with Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
Tune in as Stephen Shore, Ed.D., shares practical, strengths-based solutions for coping during this unsettled time for adults on the autism spectrum.
Friday, August 7, 2020
Tuesday, August 11 at 1 pm ET.
Not available August 11? Don’t worry. Register now and we’ll send you the replay link to watch at your convenience.
After a long summer of relaxed schedules, unstructured time, and no homework, the transition back to school is rarely smooth — especially for children with ADHD and especially in a year riddled with uncertainty and concern. You and your child may be riding an emotional roller coaster straight into the fall, which impacts executive functions among other critical learning functions.
In this hour-long webinar, learn practical ways to get your child’s brain back in “school mode” so they are ready for a successful school year, no matter how that looks. If you have tried teaching executive functioning strategies that never seem to “stick,” there is good news: This webinar will offer evidence-based approaches to reboot your child’s brain to listen, pay attention, and follow through at school.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- How to “turn on” your child’s brain for listening, focus, and paying attention
- How to “Zone the Home” for a smooth transition back to school
- Simple mindfulness strategies to boost EF
- Effective approaches to increase follow-through when you ask your child to do schoolwork.
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Booking the Appointment
- Tell the dentist office your child is on the autism spectrum and ask if they have a hygienist who has experience working with kids with disabilities.
- Be sure to book a day and time where your child is the calmest and avoid times when they may be tired or irritable.
- Request a private treatment room. Some dentist offices have pediatric treatment chairs in clusters and some in private rooms. The fewest distractions possible will help the visit go more smoothly.
The Day of the Appointment
- Have a reward for your child for after the appointment. Maybe a wrapped new toy or the promise of a trip to the park. Pick something highly motivating for them to get them excited about the appointment. Rewards can sometimes be faded out over time, but using them in the beginning is a great way to build motivation.
- Read more here.
|2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)|
|1 hour 15 minutes|
Being able to make your own decisions about your own life is one of the most important rights that people have. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have the same right to make decisions about their lives as people without disabilities. However, their ability to make their own decisions is often questioned by teachers, doctors, family members, and others. Research has shown that individuals with reduced self-determination have diminished quality of life outcomes and are less likely to live and be integrated into their community. Guardianship can be an obstacle to the development of self-determination skills. However, people with I/DD are at an increased risk of being placed under guardianship, and guardianship is frequently still the only option presented and utilized by families and supporters of people with I/DD. This webinar will describe guardianship and less restrictive decision-making alternatives, as well as help debunk some of the myths about guardianship and supported decision-making that persist.
Register here with The Arc.