The Autism Society is committed to educating people about autism and various interventions. In addition to families who live with autism every day, we also work to help members of the community understand the disorder. We can send written material on a wide variety of autism-related topics and, with enough lead time, provide speakers. We also make a point to inform our constituents about trainings, workshops, and presentations around the region. As resources allow, we sponsor educational programs and offer scholarships so that parents can attend conferences. We are always looking for ways to collaborate on educational initiatives.
VELA offers free Autism, Special Education in the Schools Course, Self-Care Course, case management, and support groups for parents who have children with special needs. All services are free and provided in English or Spanish. You can see the courses on the web calendar: www.velafamilies.org
This lecture will spotlight Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how it impacts the elementary school aged child. Combining the expertise and perspective of three community professionals, we will focus on the components of ADHD and executive functioning, and provide strategies for parents and teachers.
During the lecture we will address:
· Terminology pertaining to ADHD and Executive Functioning
· How ADHD is diagnosed and the components of executive functioning
· The neuroanatomy behind ADHD and executive functioning deficits
· What a child with ADHD/executive functioning deficits is entitled to in the public school setting and the typical accommodations often recommended
· How ADHD can impact a child’s language skills and social interactions
· The difference between sensory processing and ADHD
· Different strategies that you can implement into your child’s everyday life to set them up for success
When – Saturday, February 24th • 9am – 12pm
Where – Big Sky Pediatric Therapy 9433 Bee Caves Rd B3 Ste. 101, Austin, TX 78733
Cost – $65.00
Light snacks provided
Contact Big Sky Pediatric Therapy at 512.306.8007 or email@example.com
Payment must be made in full to reserve your spot • No refunds • Space is limited
**Please note, this lecture is NOT a certified CPE course. However, we are happy to give a certification of completion to anyone who requests.
Thrive Parent Group meets at the same time as Young Adult meeting in the same place. Drop off your young adult and meet with like minded parents and have the conversations that have been on your mind;
How do I meet parents like myself;
How do I navigate these new waters with my kid out of school
How do I help my kid find friends,
How do I navigate the legal and govt code with disabilities and get the resources i need
How I can I find my kid housing, employment and much more etc.
Also, as parents, what is next for me, what are my goals, what do I need to move forward powerfully in my life!
Contact Suzyn, the meeting coordinator, for questions 512-767-0788
Event to help prepare and support students with disabilities and their families for life beyond high school. Hosted by nine area school districts. Information about job training, post-secondary education, living options and other resources.
For the first time, three of the top experts in the field of Verbal Behavior will be presenting in one conference! Earn 12 BACB Type 2 CE’s with Dr. Mark Sundberg (author of the VBMAPP), Dr. Vince Carbone (Director of the Carbone Clinic) and Dr. Patrick McGreevy (author of Essential For Living.)
Join us at the Health Museum in Houston, Texas for a lecture by Veronica Butler, MSed, LMT, CIMI, MT-BC, of the Music Therapy Center of Houston. The lecture will be demonstrating the positive uses of music therapy in homes with Autism. The lecture will be from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM and open to all ages. Admission to the museum and lecture will be free and includes entry to our newest exhibit, Biorhythm. Although the lecture is open to the public, we highly encourage pre-registration.
Keynote speeches and breakout sessions on a variety of topics including the following:
• Early identification, screening, and diagnosis
• Innovative intervention, treatments, and supports for children
• Innovative intervention, treatments, and supports for adults
• Efficacy and cost-efficiency of Applied Behavior Analysis
• Transition to Adulthood
• Functional Behavior Management
• Social Language Development
Full conference program to be complete by March 1
Enjoy sessions looking to the future of autism that will explore issues like how success should be measured, what innovations will change the quality of life for those with autism in the coming years, how to navigate programs, services and support systems throughout the lifespan and how to advocate for effective public policy followed by a day on Capitol Hill for all conference attendees.
Historically, 1200 -1500 people attend the WAO international congresses, most of which boast over 120 speakers, an extensive range of poster presentations, as well as educational and informative exhibitions. All these contributions culminate in a far-reaching and beneficial impact for the people of the surrounding communities, a perfect platform for networking, fellowship and enjoyable socialising amongst all delegates, as well as provide a vital catalyst for knowledge enhancement across the globe.
Check the website regularly for more information.
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