FREE vision screening for children with autism spectrum disorder ages 2-12, with priority given to children completing their first vision screening and/or children who have a difficult time tolerating eye exams. Visits will last approximately 1 hour.
Friday, December 8, 2023: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2023: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Call 573-884-4512 to schedule a FREE 10-15 minute private, in-person visit with Santa for your children. Receive your child’s photos electronically for you to print and save. Sessions are limited. Open to children of all ages with autism or another neurodevelopmentalContinue reading "Santa at the Thompson Center"
Presented by: Cortney Fish, M.S.W., BCBA, LBA Audience: Early Intervention Professionals, Daycare Providers Session Description: This session will provide information on recognizing the early signs of autism to help guide referral decision making. Additional information will be provided about autism characteristics in young children and methods for screening and referring to diagnostic and support servicesContinue reading "Early Identification & Referrals Webinar"
Presented by: Jennifer DeLaporte, M.S.T., BCBA, LBA Audience: Educators, Case Managers, Administrators, Early Intervention Professionals Session Description: This session will identify strategies for building effective school-based teams with paraprofessionals and examine how to take data and effectively plane for paraprofessionals support. This session is most applicable for those who are supervising paraprofessionals.
Presented by: Cortney Fish, M.S.W., BCBA, LBA Audience: Vocational Rehabilitation professionals, Other adult care providers (residential staff, job coaches, day programs) Session Description: This session will identify the three barriers to successful transition as well as three domains to focus on for transition planning. Three references and tools to help make the transition process smotherContinue reading "Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Series Part #1: Preparing for Transition Webinar"
Presented by: Julie Muckerman, M.P.H. Audience: Educators, Speech Language Pathologists, Early Childhood Providers Session Description: This session will identify the benefits of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) implementation, describe various AAC strategies and tools, and provide practical insights for fostering inclusive communication strategies. Whether you're a caregiver, educator, or simply interested in AAC, this sessionContinue reading "Introduction to Alternative Communication Webinar"
Presented by: Michelle Dampf, M.A., CCC-SLP Audience: Educators, Speech Language Pathologists, Early Childhood Providers Session Description: Think about effective augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention as 20% hardware and 80% follow through. Once a system or device is chosen and purchased, the real work begins for educators, speech-language pathologists, families, and students. Adequate support andContinue reading "Using AAC to Support Your Educational Team Webinar"
Presented by: Jennifer Sykes, Ph.D. Audience: Community Session Description: This session will describe the impact of neurodevelopmental differences on the brain's ability to plan and execute tasks.
Presented by: Jaclyn Benigno, M.Ed. Audience: Educators, Paraprofessionals, Professionals working with students with autism Session Description: This session will identify effective strategies to address independence and transition from high school to young adulthood for students with autism. This session will also discuss common barriers to creating a smooth transition and how to address these. AdditionalContinue reading "Preparing for Transition Webinar"