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by Crystal Williams

The Early Intervention team’s four-part webinar series for 2019 will focus on supporting young children with autism and their families. This webinar series will take us through important steps in the lives of families of children with autism and related disorders. These free webinars are easy to join and offer continuing education credits for early intervention and Board Certified Behavior Analysts.  To learn more and to RSVP, use the links below.

What Do We Know: Autism Screening, Diagnosis, & Supporting Young Children & Families

  • Dr. Hedda Meadan will lead us through the process of diagnosing autism. The prevalence of autism, early signs, and the screening and diagnosis process will also be covered. In addition, Dr. Meadan will discuss strategies for supporting families during this time.

Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism

  • In this webinar, Dr. Jamie Pearson and Dr. Meadan will discuss common challenges families of children with autism face related to diet, nutrition, and selective eating. Drs. Pearson and Meadan will talk about the effects of dietary preferences and limitations. They will also share strategies for helping children eat a more balanced, nutritious diet.

Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism

  • Dr. Katie Wolfe and Dr. Meadan will provide strategies professionals can use to support families who experience challenges during outings. The presenters will share information about safety and social concerns related to outings with children with autism. In addition, Drs. Wolfe and Meadan will promote building a family’s confidence to support their children.

 Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with Autism

  • Learn how young children with autism can be included in preschool and childcare programs in this session with Dr. Mandy Rispoli and Dr. Meadan.  What inclusion is and its benefits will be discussed.  Drs. Rispoli and Meadan will provide information about environmental modifications that may help children with autism in group settings.

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