Tips for At-Home Learning Spaces
October 12, 2020
Presenters: Amy Moore Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP
Educational Consultant, Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Jared Piper, M.S., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Need ideas and tips for setting up learning spaces at home to help your student manage this new school environment? From furniture arrangement to Dollar Store finds to setting up new routines, learn ways to add structure and organization to help your child be more successful with learning at home.
Girls on the Spectrum – Preparing for Puberty – Practical Tips from A Mom Who Has Been There!
November 9, 2020
Presenter: Michele Trivedi, MHA
Manager, The Insurance Advocacy Resource Center
The Arc of Indiana
Michele Trivedi is the mom of a 23-year-old woman diagnosed with ASD. Michele speaks to parent, advocate and provider audiences nationally on the topics of health insurance and health equity for people with special needs, as well as the caregiving experience from the parent perspective. Overview: This presentation will talk candidly and openly about lessons learned from a mom who has been there about guiding your daughter diagnosed with ASD through puberty. It will include practical tips and resources, successes and failures and embarrassing topics that we’ll all get through together!
The Power of Concise, Consistent Language
December 14, 2020
Presenter: Karly Keiper, M.A. Ed.
Specialist, West Central Indiana Special Services Cooperative
The use of concise and consistent language when interacting with persons with ASD is a simple, no-fuss strategy that yields exciting results! In this session, Karly will define the strategy, provide examples, and discuss challenges caregivers may face when implementing concise and consistent language in their home.
Introduction to the Family Services Waiver
January 11, 2021
Presenter: Rachel Deaton, B.A.
Area Support Coordinator, Autism Society of Indiana
The presentation will provide an overview of the Family Services Waiver. The workshop will cover how the application process works and which services are offered with the Family Services Waiver.
Special Needs Planning: Legal and Financial Issues, Government Benefits and Employment
January 25, 2021
- Gordon Homes
CFP, CLU, ChFC, CASL, Special Care Planner and Parent
- Elizabeth Homes
MBA, J.D., Special Needs Attorney and Sibling
This workshop will cover Guardianship and Supported Decision Making, Special Needs Trusts vs ABLE Accounts, Trust Funding, SSI, SSDI and Adult Child Benefits, Disability Medicaid, Waivers and Medicare, and the impact of Employment. Q&A to follow the presentation.
ASD: The Tip of the Iceberg… What Else Might Be Going On?
February 8, 2021
Presenter: Julie T. Steck, Ph.D., HSPP
CRG/Children's Resource Group
This session will provide a brief overview of common co-existing conditions in individuals with ASD. The session will focus on how families may better understand these conditions and how to pursue additional supports and interventions.
Positive Behavioral Supports in the Home to Address Anxiety, Executive Functioning, and Mood Dysregulation
March 8, 2021
Presenter: Anna Merrill, PhD, HSPP
CRG/Children’s Resource Group
Many children with ASD also struggle with executive functioning, emotional regulation, and managing their anxiety. This talk will describe examples of positive behavior interventions that parents can use at home to teach replacement behaviors and improve regulation skills.
Building Partnerships with Schools: How to Be an Active Member of Your Child’s Team
April 12, 2021
Presenters: Kathryn Orvis, Ph.D.
Kathy Klingerman, Ed.S., BCaBA
GLASS Autism Consultant
You and your child are the most important members of your child’s school team. Building partnerships takes time and effective communication. Kathryn Orvis, parent, and Kathy Klingerman, autism consultant, will share a road map on how they built a collaborative relationship. Further, they will provide tips and helpful hints that may work for you.
Addressing Behavior: Tips and Strategies
May 10, 2021
Presenter: Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D, Director
Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Indiana School Mental Health Initiative
When your son/daughter engages in problematic behaviors, knowing what to do can be challenging. This zoom will provide some helpful tips for families that can help in the home setting.
Tips for implementing ABA in the Home
June 14, 2021
Presenter: Lisa Steward, MA, BCBA
Indiana Behavior Analysis Academy
Many of us recognize that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a very effective treatment option for children with Autism. However, we may not realize that principles of ABA can be utilized by parents and caregivers to reduce problematic behavior in the home and community settings. This training will cover basic principles of ABA that can help parents identify the cause (function) of behavior, teach preferred behavior (alternative behaviors), and create reward systems that increase motivation to change behavior.