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Autism Webinars

We are pleased to offer many popular autism webinars in a recorded format. Watch what you want, when you want, for free.

Behavior

Developing Calming, Movement, and Coping Routines

Identifying stressors, creating a safe space, and some calming strategies to help your loved one.

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Encouraging Positive Behavior

How to incorporate positive parenting practices into your daily routine to encourage positive behavior and teaching skills.

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How to De-escalate Challenging Behaviors

How to utilize de-escalation strategies and how to develop the skills necessary to prevent these events from occurring in the future.

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Preventing Challenging Behaviors

A basic overview of practical, evidence-based strategies that caregivers and professionals can apply to help prevent challenging behavior in children, adolescents, and adults with autism.

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Structuring Activities to Promote Independence

Understanding HOW to add structure, identifying WHEN to use structure, and what you’ll need to do so.

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Structuring Your Day for Success

Tools for a successful day using structure.

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Understanding & Addressing Problem Behavior – Part 1

This webinar provides a basic understanding of problem behavior and why it occurs.

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Understanding & Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 2

This webinar helps viewers understand strategies that hep prevent problem behaviors.

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School

Compensatory Education

We will define compensatory education and show how IEP teams and sometimes the courts determine which students are eligible for which services.

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Extended School Year (ESY) Services

This brief webinar will provide an introduction/overview to Extended School Year (ESY services). After watching you will understand:
* Definition of ESY services
* Eligibility requirements
* Federal Guidance around ESY

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IEP Basics: Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers about Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Learn about their importance, how to navigate the process, and special-education law.

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Navigating the Challenges of Online Learning and Telehealth Services through Collaboration

This webinar addresses the challenges that families and professionals encounter when supporting individuals with ASD who follow the adapted curriculum / NC extended content standards and have difficulty responding to online learning formats. The webinar offers practical, autism-informed strategies, key considerations, and guidelines to promote positive collaboration between caregivers and professionals.

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Smoothing the Transition Back to School: COVID Edition

Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the start of school this year, there are still steps parents can take to make the transition much easier.

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Smoothing the Transition Back to School

Learn how to smooth your family’s transition to the school year with strategies to prepare your child for changes. Also learn how to introduce teachers to your unique child.

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Structuring Your Child’s Academic Day

Tips and strategies to support your child’s education through online or e-learning. Practical guidelines in 4 parts: Prioritize, Break up the hard stuff, restructure and celebrate.

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The 3 Most Important Questions on Your IEP

At the start of developing an Individualized Education Program, parents are asked three questions. Learn how to answer them to build the best IEP for your child.

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The IEP Process in Changing Times

View a discussion of recently updated information about Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), learn about their importance, how to navigate the process, and special-education law.

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Newly Diagnosed

After the Diagnosis – Part 1

Learn how ASD may affect the way your child communicates and interacts, the behavior and emotional challenges they may face, and how they may think and learn differently.

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After the Diagnosis – Part 2

Learn about early intervention, including an overview on joint attention and social engagement, the foundations for success in social communication.

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After the Diagnosis – Part 3

Learn about some reasons for challenging behavior in young children with ASD and explore strategies to prevent and respond to those behaviors.

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After the Diagnosis – Part 4

Learn how to find local resources, ways to connect to parent support, and some techniques to help manage the emotions that come with receiving the diagnosis.

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Autism 101

Explore the four core areas affected by ASD: communication, social interaction, sensory issues, and how an individual may think and learn.

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Promoting Communication in Young Learners

Tips and strategies for improving communication with a young child.

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General Autism Topics

Autism & Covid-19: Teaching the rules in this new norm

Understanding and adhering to health precautions and safety rules that your child might encounter in community settings, programs, camps, and school settings during this pandemic. Guidance and support tips also address the potential need for COVID-19 testing and recommendations based on testing results.

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Autism and the Healthcare Professional: Your Next Patient Has Autism

Visiting a healthcare professional can be challenging for individuals with autism and their caregivers. For healthcare providers, understanding autism and the needs of patients with autism can make the experience less stressful and more pleasant for your patient and enable you to provide better care.

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Impact of Autism: Taking Care of the Caregiver

Some stress can be a good thing, but too much can negatively impact your child and you.

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Making the Parent/Professional Relationship Work

Working together as a team helps keep the focus on the needs of the child.

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Navigating the Challenges of Online Learning and Telehealth Services through Collaboration

This webinar addresses the challenges that families and professionals encounter when supporting individuals with ASD who follow the adapted curriculum / NC extended content standards and have difficulty responding to online learning formats. The webinar offers practical, autism-informed strategies, key considerations, and guidelines to promote positive collaboration between caregivers and professionals.

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Navigating Services: Where and How to Get Help

Getting a broad picture of the services landscape for individuals with ASD in NC will help parents feel more confident in navigating the road ahead for their child.

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NC ABLE Accounts

ABLE accounts administered by the State Treasurer enable qualified individuals with autism to save without endangering SSDI, Medicaid, and other supports.

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Planning for an Autism-Friendly Holiday

Learn helpful strategies to decrease anxiety in your loved one on the autism spectrum during the holidays.

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Safety Considerations for Caregivers

Learn about general safety considerations, how to be proactive and where to find safety resources.

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Taking Autism on the Road

Learn how to prepare and support a child with autism before and during various community outings such as medical appointments.

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The Basics of Sexuality Education

How to address this topic, key areas of focus, and best practices and resources for teaching skills and concepts related to this.

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Understanding Your Circle of Control

For autism self-advocates: How to identify when things are out of your control and what you can do to cope with that.

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Visual Schedules: The Strategy that Keeps on Giving

Visual schedules can provide individuals with autism much needed independence. This training will cover everything about them.

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Adulthood

Autism Guardianship: What You Need to Know

What is autism guardianship? Who needs it? How do you set it up? What are the alternatives? This workshop will help parents make decisions for their family. SSI is also covered.

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Preparing for College Starts at Home

Learn about non-academic skills essential for college success and independent living, and ideas for working on them at home with your child of any age.

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Residential Options for Adults with Autism

Learn how to start planning for the adult phase of parenting a child on the spectrum. Learn about residential options, from independent living to a group setting.

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Your Teen Just Turned 18

Your child’s 18th birthday brings a flurry of anxiety and activity. This webinar about autism explains what to do when and how to decide what you should do for your child.

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En Español

Consejos para promover la comunicación en estudiantes pequeños

Estrategias de comunicación verbal y no-verbal y como construir conexión y motivación.

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Desarrollo de rutinas de calma, movimiento, y afrontamiento

Estrategias calmantes y afrontamientos para su suceso.

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Estructurando actividades para promover la independencia

Como agregar estructura, cuando agregar estructura y las consideraciones necesarias al introducir este sistema.

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Estructurar su día para el éxito

Estrategias para estructurar el día de su hijo para tener mayor éxito.

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Solución a problemas durante COVID-19: consejos y estrategias rápidas

Mantener rutinas, planificar el día, celebrar los logros, incluir movimiento y mantener la calma.

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