Join Us Virtually for ConnectedKids: Building a Foundation with Families
GROUP TRAINING PROGRAM
Registration is closed for this training series. If you are interested in future ConnectedKids training series please contact Ginger Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the ConnectedKids Training Series:
ConnectedKids is a program for parents to learn how to use developmental and behavioral (ABA) strategies with their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The focus of the program is to increase the child’s social communication and engagement skills for children age 1 year to 6 1/2 years of age. We are excited to be offering this ConnectedKids program in a 12-week intensive, interactive, virtual format. Parents or primary caregivers who participate in the training will learn:
- to use strategies to increase your child’s interest in interacting with you and others in your family;
- to use your child’s interest in an activity to teach new social-communication skills, such as requesting, following directions, playing with toys, and imitating others;
- to use prompting and reinforcement to teach new skills, which are key applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques that help your child develop new, more complex skills;
- to identify what skills to teach your child and how to create opportunities to teach during play and daily routines;
- about resources in the community; and
- to advocate for your child in a collaborative way.
What to Expect:
Included in the 12-Week Program:
To participate in this program you agree to and will have access to the following:
• 6 two-hour live webinars. The information presented during each session is based on what was learned during the prior session. Please see that the dates below work for your schedule and that at least one parent or caregiver can commit to attending all sessions: All group training webinars are scheduled from 10:00AM-12:00PM
• 6 one-hour virtual coaching sessions with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who will assist you to individualize the use of the learned strategies with your child during play and daily routines. One coaching session will be scheduled with you between each webinar training session.
• Training materials and homework for you to practice strategies between training sessions.
Dates, Time, and Other Information:
Please see that the dates below work for your schedule and that at least one parent or caregiver can commit to attending all sessions: All group training webinars are scheduled from 10:00AM-12:00PM.
- April 12, 2021
- April 26, 2021
- May 10, 2021
- May 24, 2021
- June 7, 2021
- June 28, 2021
Cost: $100 for the full program (limited offer)
For More Information Contact:
Ginger Wells, MSW at 405.271.2131 ext. 47117 or email@example.com
Finding a Place in the World: Supporting Children and Youth for the Transition to Adulthood
More children with autism are growing up and often struggle to succeed in the adult world. Research has identified key factors that contribute to greater success in adult life. The presenters will discuss and provide strategies for teaching key social and adaptive skills and strategies for increasing collaboration between parents and professionals to facilitate successful transition to adult life. Participants will also learn about secondary-transition resources available in Oklahoma.
Watch Finding a Place in the World Webinar
Download the Finding a Place in the World Webinar Worksheet
What Works Webinar Series
This free webinar series took place over the course of four weeks during Autism Awareness Month in April 2020. This series was intended primarily for parents and caregivers of children with ASD, however professionals participated as well.
This online series is designed so that each training can stand alone, or build on one another.
Webinar recordings and supporting documents are now available and can be accessed below each webinar description.
Let's Talk Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex developmental disability that affects 1 in every 54 children. The characteristics or symptoms typically show in early childhood including difficulty in social interaction (relating to other people, things, and events), communication (using and understanding language), and behavior (repetitive and challenging). In this one-hour webinar, participants will learn more about the unique characteristics of ASD, understand the criteria needed for a diagnosis from the DSM-5, and learn basic support strategies for children with ASD and their families.
Watch the Let's Talk Autism Webinar Recording
Download the Let's Talk Autism Webinar Worksheet
What We Know Works: Using Proactive Parenting Strategies to Build Your Family's Skills
Parenting/caregiving can be rewarding, challenging, humbling, and full of joy – sometimes all at the same time!
In this one-hour webinar, participants will learn proactive parenting strategies and how to apply general behavioral principles in their day-to-day activities with their loved ones. Topics include the importance of creating opportunities to have frequent positive interactions with your child, the power of clearly communicating your expectations, behavior and its relationship with consequences, and the positive impact you make by attending to inappropriate behavior calmly and precisely. The content of this session is based upon the book, “The Power of Positive Parenting,” by Dr. Glenn I. Latham.
Watch Using Proactive Parenting Strategies to Build Your Family's Skills
Download the Proactive Parenting Strategies Webinar Worksheet
What We Know Works: Everyday Strategies
What if you could incorporate intervention strategies into your daily routines to maximize learning opportunities for your child with ASD? In this one-hour webinar, participants will learn more about evidence-based interventions and strategies, be introduced to a framework for how to incorporate these strategies within their everyday routines, and learn how to incorporate an individual’s personal interests and motivation as a basis for learning.
Watch What We Know Works: Everyday Strategies
Download the Everyday Strategies Webinar Worksheet
What We Know Works: Challenging Behavior
Challenging behavior comes in many forms, and can often interfere with day-to-day life for the child and family. Participants in this one-hour webinar will learn the primary reasons children engage in challenging behavior, strategies to address the challenging behavior at home and in the community, and tools to help the child learn new skills.
Watch What We Know Works: Challenging Behavior
Download the Challenging Behavior Webinar Worksheet
Download Behavior Pathway Diagram examples
On a Road to Somewhere? Anywhere? And How on Earth Do We Get There?
Creating a Road of Possibilities During the Middle Childhood Years
Registration opens April 5, 2021
Middle childhood (ages 6 – 12) can sometimes get lost in the shuffle between early childhood and adolescence. Many families raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) begin their journey during the toddler and early childhood years. These years can be filled with specialist appointments, diagnostic evaluations, early intervention and early childhood education. When the child and family emerge from early childhood, they know adolescence and the transition to adulthood is coming but there can be uncertainty about what to do during those middle years between early childhood and adolescence.
In this three-part webinar series, parents and professionals will be introduced to a variety of topics and skill areas that can become part of the middle childhood years so families and individuals with ASD can continue to thrive. Each webinar will have 60 minutes of content followed by a 30-minute question and answer session. These are stand alone sessions. You may participate in some or all of them as you choose.
Thursday, April 29th at 12 pm - 1:00pm: Part 1 --- Adaptive Skills for Everyday Life
Thursday, May 13th at 12 pm - 1:00pm: Part 2 --- Healthy Living
Thursday, June 3rd at 12 pm - 1:00pm: Part 3 --- Connection, Friendships, and Joy
Each session is followed by a 30 minute question and answer session from 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration: To register for this free event visit our Marketplace site.
No CEUs are provided for this training series.
Part 1: Adaptive Skills for Everyday Life
Adaptive skills, the skills we need to meet the demands of our day, are an essential part of the journey to adulthood and greater independence. The earlier these skills can be introduced, the more time can be given to practicing and mastering these important skills. In this session, participants will be introduced to a selection of adaptive skills that can be targeted during the middle childhood years (6 – 12 years of age). Personal self-care, chores and household tasks, and puberty-related hygiene skills will be highlighted.
Part 2: Healthy Living
One aspect of living an enviable life includes living a life filled with wellness and good health. Healthy eating, restorative sleep, balanced electronic use, and enjoyable physical activity are all parts of creating and maintaining good physical health. In this session, we will discuss the significance of healthy lifestyle habits and consider different ways individuals, families, and providers can focus on these skills when supporting children ages 6-12.
Part 3: Connections, Friendships, and Joy
Please join us for the last webinar of the Middle Childhood series as we dive into the significance of joy and friendship in the lives of our loved ones with ASD. Specifically, we will explore the role that executive function plays as the behavioral building blocks of friendship. We will also highlight skills to consider when building capacity and confidence in regard to friendships during the middle childhood years.
Following are trainings offered by the Oklahoma Autism Network. If you are interested in hosting a training, please call (405) 271-7476 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Church Trainings
Training for church staff related to supporting children with autism.
The Oklahoma Autism Network has partnered with many parent-led organizations across the state to provide training on a variety of topics.
The Oklahoma Autism Network can provide autism training for Community Programs.