Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 6:30 PM EDT

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Ariana DeAngelis 
The Autism Project 
401-785-2666 ex 4 


This unique training series is taught by parent coaches who bring their experiences and education to support families who are raising and/or supporting a child or adult with autism. Families will gain a deeper understanding of the autism diagnosis and learn how to create a supportive environment. The topics are as follows:

June 8th, 5:00PM-6:30PM, EST - Understanding ASD: Parents will gain an understanding of three (3) core areas affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (communication, social skills, fixed/repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities) and how they impact their child’s abilities in communication, self-regulation and learning.

June 15th, 5:00PM-6:30PM, EST - Communication: Communication challenges impact individuals with ASD.  We will discuss the various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal) and how best to support our children with their unique communication needs..

June 22nd, 5:00PM-6:30PM, EST - Visual Supports:  Most individuals with ASD are visual learners.  Visual supports promote communication and independence. Families will learn how to implement these tools at home and in the community. 

June 29th, 5:00PM-6:30PM, EST - Visual Supports in Practice:  As we continue to learn and experience the importance of visual supports, families will be taught how to teach “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a break, using visual supports.  We will also learn about Carol Gray’s strategy of using Social Stories® to explain and help navigate a given situation.  Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer to structure the passing of time to promote successful transitions.

July 6th, 5:00PM-6:30PM, EST - Positive Advocacy: Having a child with special needs often means we need to learn a whole new language.  We will discuss how to form a positive team of professionals around you and your child and how to be an effective communicator.  

This is an online event. You will receive a link to this series in your confirmation email. We look forward to seeing you there!