Third Thursday: Family Online Learning Series
Introducing Third Thursday, a new monthly 1-hour webstream series designed for families of individuals with disabilities. Each month, you’ll learn from experts in the field as they address hot topics and key concerns - and provide research-based and tested practices, ideas, and strategies to help address your most pressing needs.
The webstream is scheduled from 6:30 - 7:30pm the third Thursday of every month. Can’t attend the live stream? No worries. All sessions will be archived on the Family Center website.
- Transition Planning Tools
- Employment First and the 8 Predictors of Transition Planning Success
- Lifespan Services from the County Boards of Developmental Disabilities
- Understanding Sensory Challenges
- A Framework for Thinking About Puberty and Disability
Grandparents: How They Can Help Parents with ASD
December 15, 2016
Grandparents can play a significant role in supporting their adult children who are dealing with the challenges of ASD. Jennifer Krumins, a teacher, consultant and parent will talk about the many ways grandparents can support both the grandchild with ASD and the parents who are learning about living with autism.
10 Ways to Make a Difference in your Grandchilds life
Discover helpful tools for future planning - from the time your child enters school to when he's ready to move on to adulthood.
Identify and discuss the evidence-based practices that promote a transition outcome of integrated community employment.
Learn about the County Boards of DD and the supports they offer throughout your child's life.
Learn about Assistive Technology including identifying and funding the right device
Parents will learn about OCALI's new Autism Certification Center (ACC), which has just launched ASD Strategies in Action an exciting, video-based training resource.
Learn about standards based education for learners taking the Alternate Assessment.
Learn some basic information to help parents prepare for the teaching that must be done to prepare their child for the changes of puberty.
Learn about the IEP Framework and how it provides a foundation for information exchange between parents and educators.
An exploration of gender differences in autism spectrum disorder.
This session will discuss choosing and preparing for summer activities that will teach basic life skills.
Learn the basics about our sensory systems and what behavior a child with sensory challenges may exhibit.
Learn how to be proactive in helping your and child - and you - get set up for a positive start to the new school year.
Priming is an effective strategy parents can use to help their children with disabilities navigate a wide variety of new situations.
Learn instructional strategies incorporating your child's special interest to support learning.
Listen to the story of a family with a middle schooler with ASD and the way they've worked their community to support each other and their son.