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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

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


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.
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.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Preparing Your Child for a Good School Year

Third Thursday - Preparing Your Child for a Good School Year

Learn how to be proactive in helping your and child - and you - get set up for a positive start to the new school year.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Priming: A Strategy to Help Your Child Prepare for Anything

Third Thursday - Priming: A Strategy to Help Your Child Prepare for Anything

Priming is an effective strategy parents can use to help their children with disabilities navigate a wide variety of new situations.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Special Interests: Using Special Interests to Support Success at Home and School

Third Thursday - Special Interests: Using Special Interests to Support Success at Home and School

Learn instructional strategies incorporating your child's special interest to support learning.
Third Thursday: Third Thursday - Healthy Relationships: The Foundation for Helping Your Child with a Disability

Third Thursday - Healthy Relationships: The Foundation for Helping Your Child with a Disability

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.