ConnectedKids: Building a Foundation with Families
A training series provided by the Oklahoma Autism Network
Due to changes as a result of COVID-19, we are postponing this training to Fall of 2020. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating. Please review the training specifics below to determine if the training is a good fit for you and your child.
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. We are offering the ConnectedKids program in an intensive, interactive, and in-class training over three full-days. The program, scheduled over a two-month period, allows for practice of strategies between training days. 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 is Required:
- Attend all three days of training and participate in one home visit. From each family participating, at least one (the same) parent or caregiver must attend all sessions because the information during each session is based on what was learned during prior sessions.
- The child must be between 2 and 6 1/2 years of age during the time of the training.
- Complete homework and practice with your child at home between training sessions.
- Record short 3-5 minute videos of you and your child playing together to demonstrate use of the new strategies you are learning. Videos may be viewed during training.
Dates, Time, Location and Other Information:
- Dates to be determined for fall 2020.
- All trainings are scheduled from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the OUHSC campus in Oklahoma City.
- Registration is free
- Participation is limited to 8 families.
For More Information Contact:
Ginger Wells, MSW at 405.271.2131 ext. 47117 or email@example.com
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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
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Watch the Let's Talk Autism Webinar Recording
Download the Let's Talk Autism Webinar Worksheet
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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
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Watch What We Know Works: Everyday Strategies
Download the Everyday Strategies Webinar Worksheet
What We Know Works: Challenging Behavior
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Watch What We Know Works: Challenging Behavior
Download the Challenging Behavior Webinar Worksheet
Download Behavior Pathway Diagram examples
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