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Educating Students Across the Lifespan: Preparation for Life

 The ultimate goal of any educational program should be preparation for life after school.  Despite our best efforts, the unemployment rate for our individuals on the spectrum remains high.  Students who have behavior or mental health challenges have greater risks and outcomes.  This workshop will provide practical and immediately useful information that individuals with ASD, parents/caregivers, teachers, SLPs, OTs/OTAs, PTs/PTAs, mental health professionals, and administrators can implement today to help create a brighter future.

In addition, this workshop will:

· Highlights characteristics associated with ASD and co-occurring mental health issues;

· Describes strategies involved in assessing and programming for behavior differences;

· Describes a range of evidence-based strategies (i.e. reinforcement, video self-modeling, visual supports, and prompting and modeling); and

· Describes accommodations that may assist the individual in post school settings.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering ASHA CEU credit through the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Western New York (SHAWNY), and New York State Education Department Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy State Board Approved Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/COTAs/PTs/PTAs through Associated Physical and Occupational Therapists, PLLC (APOT)! Both SHAWNY and APOT are co-sponsors of this workshop. The cost and CEU credit information are listed below:

Online registration is now available at https://autism-services-inc.org/resources/semi-annual-workshops/.  Please note that as this is a virtual event there will be no mail-in registration. The deadline to register is November 3, 2021No refunds after 10/27/21. Thanks and we hope to see you there!