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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.

Topics include:

  • 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

New Third Thursday

Sensory Issues: What Parents Need to Know

May 19, 2016

We're all bombarded by sensory input everyday, from the sun coming through our window in the morning to the smell of coffee coming from the kitchen, from a dog barking across the street and the breeze coming through an open window. While we take in this collection of sounds, smells, and other stimuli, we learn to ignore what's not important to us and to attend to and respond to what is—that's our sensory systems at work. Learn the basic in this web stream broadcast.

Sensory Issues: Interventions and Strategies
Sensory Issues: Overview
Location and Function of Sensory System

 

Resources from the OCALI Lending Library:

Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues
Myles, B. et al.
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Asperger Syndrome in the Family
Willey, L.H.
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Out-of-Sync Child
Kranowitz, C. S.
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Building Bridges through Sensory Integration
Yack, E.
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Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Sensory Issues: What Parents Need to Know

Third Thursday - Sensory Issues: What Parents Need to Know

Learn the basics about our sensory systems and what behavior a child with sensory challenges may exhibit.

Archive

Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Transition Planning Tools

Third Thursday - Transition Planning Tools

Discover helpful tools for future planning - from the time your child enters school to when he's ready to move on to adulthood.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Employment First and the 8 Predictors of Transition Planning Success

Third Thursday - Employment First and the 8 Predictors of Transition Planning Success

Identify and discuss the evidence-based practices that promote a transition outcome of integrated community employment.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Services Across the Life Span for Individuals with Disabilities

Third Thursday - Services Across the Life Span for Individuals with Disabilities

Learn about the County Boards of DD and the supports they offer throughout your child's life.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Understanding Assistive Technology

Third Thursday - Understanding Assistive Technology

Learn about Assistive Technology including identifying and funding the right device
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - ASD Strategies in Action: A FREE Video-Based Training Resource

Third Thursday - ASD Strategies in Action: A FREE Video-Based Training Resource

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.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Alternate Assessment and Standards Based Instruction

Third Thursday - Alternate Assessment and Standards Based Instruction

Learn about standards based education for learners taking the Alternate Assessment.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Learn Strategies for Addressing Puberty and Sexuality

Third Thursday - Learn Strategies for Addressing Puberty and Sexuality

Learn some basic information to help parents prepare for the teaching that must be done to prepare their child for the changes of puberty.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - The IEP Process: An Opportunity for Partnership

Third Thursday - The IEP Process: An Opportunity for Partnership

Learn about the IEP Framework and how it provides a foundation for information exchange between parents and educators.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Autism and Girls: What's the Difference?

Third Thursday - Autism and Girls: What's the Difference?

An exploration of gender differences in autism spectrum disorder.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Out and About: Thinking About Summer Activities for Your Child

Third Thursday - Out and About: Thinking About Summer Activities for Your Child

This session will discuss choosing and preparing for summer activities that will teach basic life skills.