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Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism

October 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

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About This Webinar

Many families of young children with autism and related disorders have difficulties during outings to parks, libraries, appointments, and more. This webinar presents ways professionals can help families develop strategies to prevent and address concerns during their outings.  Common safety and social concerns and strategies that can be used to support families in preventing and addressing these concerns are discussed.  Recommended practices for building family capacity and confidence are also covered.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education

  • Early Interventionists and Early Childhood Educators: This webinar offers 1.5 continuing education (CE) credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois through 6/30/2025.

Presenter Information

Dr. Katie Wolfe is an assistant professor of Early Childhood Special Education at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Educational Studies.  She earned a Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines and Applied Behavior Analysis from Utah State University.  Previously Dr. Wolfe worked in a variety of roles and settings with young children with autism and their families. Her research interests include the development and implementation of interventions to promote language and communication skills in young children with autism, parent and practitioner training, and the identification of empirically-supported treatments.  Dr. Wolfe is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who teaches courses in early childhood special education, autism, and applied behavior analysis.

Dr. Hedda Meadan is a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois, a Goldstick Family Scholar, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Meadan’s areas of interest include social-communication skills and challenging behavior of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and intervention methods to enhance these spheres of functioning.

Supporting Children with Autism Through Their Day | Series

This four-part webinar series will focus on supporting young children with autism and their families. Throughout the series, our highly respected presenters will take us through important steps in the lives of families of children with autism and related disorders.

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October 16, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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