Upcoming Workshops for Parents and Professionals


Understanding School Refusal • Somerville, NJ

Thursday, October 26, 2017 • 6pm to 8pm

EmPoWER Family Success Center
34 W. Main St, Suite 201
Somerville NJ 08876 

School refusal can be an extremely challenging situation for parents and schools alike. For families, school refusal can add stress to what already is a challenging situation. This workshop describes school refusal and offers suggestions on parent/professional partnerships to lessen its frequency.

Presented by: Elena Graziosi, M.Ed., Autism New Jersey Information Services Manager 
Hosted by: Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren Counties

The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, contact Aimee Ruiz at aruiz@fso-hsw.org or 908.223.1191.

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TEDxCarnegie Lake 2017 • Princeton, NJ

Saturday, October 28, 2017 • 12:00pm to 5:00pm

TEDxCarnegieLake 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 28thTEDxCarnegieLake 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 28th and will feature speakers from business, sports, academia, and a variety of other disciplines - who all share one thing in common: they have a brilliant Idea Worth Spreading! Please visit www.tedxcarnegielake.com to view our speakers and purchase tickets.

Autism New Jersey Executive Director Dr. Suzanne Buchanan will outline the definition and characteristics of autism as well as autism prevalence and treatment .


Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior • Newton, NJ

Thursday, November 2, 2017 • 10:00am to 12:00pm

Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties
67 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860

Understanding why a challenging behavior is occurring is crucial to developing a plan to address it. Participants will learn about identifying common functions of challenging behaviors, implementing strategies for preventing and changing behaviors, and monitoring progress. Learn a 7-step plan involving proactive steps that can be taken to teach more appropriate behaviors and significantly improve quality of life.

Presented by: Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA, Education and Training Clinical Coordinator at Autism New Jersey
Hosted by: Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties

The workshops are free to attend, but registration is required at 973.940.3194 x19 or www.familypartnersms.org. 

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Functional Communication Skills • Newton, NJ

Thursday, November 2, 2017 • 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties
67 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860

The communication challenges of autism often result in frustration for both individuals and caregivers. Learning how to effectively ask for what they need and want to respond to basic questions, and understand other are critical skills. Support parents by learning about evidence-based, practical strategies for improving their children's communication skills.

Presented by: Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA, Education and Training Clinical Coordinator at Autism New Jersey
Hosted by: Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties

The workshops are free to attend, but registration is required at 973.940.3194 x19 or www.familypartnersms.org.

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Webinar: The Journey to Community Housing with Supports: A Roadmap for Individuals and Their Families in New Jersey

Monday, November 6, 2017 • 12pm to 1pm (ET)

Presenter:  Deborah Wehrlen, Consultant, DTW Consulting Group, LLC

This workshop provides an overview of SHA’s new housing guide for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. The discussion will include how the guide can be used most effectively to consider new and existing models in housing and services, the many resources available and the challenges but clear opportunities associated with planning for independent living.

Hosted by: Autism New Jersey

The webinar is free, but registration is required.  

 


Webinar:  Producing Meaningful Improvements in Problem Behavior of Persons with Autism

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 • 2pm to 4pm (ET)

Presenter:  Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Professor of Psychology, Director, Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program, Western New England University

Problem behaviors like meltdowns, self-injury, aggression, or intractable stereotypy will often require address at some point in the life span of a person diagnosed with autism. There is strong evidence supporting behavioral intervention to address these problem behaviors, with better outcomes evident when (a) the functions of these behaviors inform treatment, (b) skills relevant to the core deficits associated with autism are developed in the treatment, and (c) the treatment prepares the person with autism for life’s inevitable ambiguities, disappointments, and opportunities. In this webinar, the practical functional assessment process that informs these sorts of treatments will first be described. The skill-based treatments that are personalized from this process will then be reviewed within the context of several controlled case studies.  Learn more>>

This webinar is hosted and sponsored by Autism New Jersey as part of Autism Society of San Francisco’s Virtual Symposium on Severe Behaviors

The webinar is free, but registration is required.  

 


Transition to Adulthood • Fair Lawn, NJ

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 • 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Family Support Orgaznization of Bergen County
0-108 29th Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07401

Parents often describe transitioning to adulthood as “falling off a cliff.” In order to prepare for the landscape of adult service systems, a plan for transitioning should begin in the high school years. Knowledge of the adult service systems and the requirements for eligibility can aid in preparations. This workshop demonstrates effective transition planning as part of the IEP process and also describes the landscape of adult services. Content will be relevant for those caring for individuals from ages 10 through 21.

Presented by: Elena Graziosi, M.Ed., Information Services Manager at Autism New Jersey
Hosted by: Family Support Organization of Bergen County

This workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register contact, Lauren Salvodon at ls@fsobergen.org or call 201.796.6209 x102 by Tuesday, November 21. **Adult supervision is available for youth 5 years and older while caregiver is attending workshop. Please note when registering if you would like this service.

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Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior • Phillipsburg, NJ

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 • 6pm to 8pm

Early Childhood Learning Center
459 Center Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Understanding why a challenging behavior is occurring is crucial to developing a plan to address it. Participants will learn about identifying common functions of challenging behaviors, implementing strategies for preventing and changing behaviors, and monitoring progress. Learn a 7-step plan involving proactive steps that can be taken to teach more appropriate behaviors and significantly improve quality of life.

Presented by: Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA, Autism New Jersey Education and Training Clinical Coordinator 
Hosted by: Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren Counties

The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, contact Aimee Ruiz at aruiz@fso-hsw.org or 908.223.1191. 

Download the workshop flyer>> 


 


Plan a Workshop

Did you know that Autism New Jersey can come to your school, agency or community group and provide a training for your staff, parents or members?

We can tailor content to groups such as:

  • Special or general education teachers
  • preschool staff or day care providers
  • paraprofessionals
  • child study team
  • adult service providers

Some of our most requested topics include overviews of autism or ABA, communication, challenging behavior, IEPs, and transition planning. Fees apply.

To request a workshop, contact Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA at 609.588.8200 x16 or email sflamini@autismnj.org.


 

IEP Meeting

Service Navigation Topics

  • Insurance Mandate (Autism/DD)
  • Navigating Schools Services -- A GPS for the IEP
  • Strategic Approaches to the IEP (3-21 years)
  • Empowering Parents as Advocates
  • Guardianship and Estate Planning
  • Transition to Adulthood (10-21 years)
  • Accessing Adult Services
  • Medicaid and SSI 

Clinical Topics

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ABA 101:  Understanding the Basic  Principles
  • Making Informed Choices about Autism Intervention
  • Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior
  • Beyond the ABCs and 123s:  Effective Early Education for Young Children with Autism Diagnosis
  • Functional Communication Skills for Children with Autism
  • Maximizing the Respite Care Experience
  • Taking Care of Yourself when your Child has Autism

AUTISM NEW JERSEY
500 Horizon Drive, Suite 530 Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: 609.588.8200; 800.4.AUTISM | Fax: 609.588.8858
Email: information@autismnj.org

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