Educational Autism Programs Open to the Public

If you are interested in having The Birchtree Center provide customized professional development opportunities or trainings in Applied Behavior Analysis and strategies for working with students with autism, please contact us.

For handouts and participant feedback from past workshops, click here.


Apr
8
Sat
2017
Author Event & Book Fair @ Barnes & Noble Portsmouth
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

When you use Birchtree’s book fair voucher to purchase books, CDs, DVDs, café meals, magazines, Nook e-readers & accessories, and other merchandise at any Barnes & Noble store or online on Saturday, April 8th, a portion of your purchase will go towards The Birchtree Center’s programs for children and youth with autism.

Visit Birchtree’s table at the Newington store from noon to 3pm to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity.

From 1-3pm, you can also meet author Lisa Morgan at the Newington store. Lisa Morgan is the author of Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD): An Insider Guide for Individuals, Family, Friends, and Professional Responders. She is also one of the contributors to Been There. Done That. Try This! An Aspie’s Guide to Life on Earth.

The author will be available to discuss her work and sign copies of her books. If you have questions, please call the Newington store at 603.422.6472 and ask for Sally.

You can also shop online or at any Barnes & Noble Store to benefit Birchtree any time from Saturday, April 8, through Thursday, April 13. During checkout, check the box that says “this is a bookfair order” and enter Birchtree’s Bookfair Event ID Number: 12079000. A portion of your purchase will go to Birchtree.

Looking for ideas for books you can purchase for Birchtree’s classrooms? Our Bookfair Wish List is here.

Thanks for your support!

Apr
12
Wed
2017
Autism Workshop: Sensory Needs @ The Birchtree Center
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Making Sense of Your Students’ Sensory Needs

An Autism Workshop for Para-Educators, Childcare Providers & Direct Service Providers

Presenter:
Nicole Sheaff, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Join Birchtree’s Occupational Therapist for a 1.5-hour workshop offering strategies for meeting the sensory needs of students with special needs such as autism. You’ll learn about the sensory processing challenges that many students with autism face. The presentation will also include time for questions and discussion.

The workshop is open to all–including educators, parents, and guardians–but the workshop is designed to be especially useful to para-educators and others who work one-on-one or in small groups with individuals with autism in school and childcare settings. Certificates of attendance are provided.

Admission is complimentary and reservations are suggested. Call The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or click here to register.

May
10
Wed
2017
Autism Q&A: Community Transition Resources @ The Birchtree Center
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A Session

Community Transition Resources

An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

Panelists:
Shelly Fagen, MIT, Director of Special Education
Debbie Patten, MEd, Transition Coordinator
Additional Panelists TBA

Have questions about the next steps for your child or young adult with autism as he or she prepares for adult life? Families will be introduced to a variety of community supports that are available for students who will be transitioning from school-based Special Education services to receiving support from adult service agencies in their respective states.

Admission is complimentary and reservations are suggested. Complimentary childcare / supervised activities are available by advance reservation only (a minimum of 7 days in advance).

Register online here or call 603-433-4192.

May
24
Wed
2017
Autism Q&A: Self-Help Skills @ The Birchtree Center
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A Session

Teaching Your Child Self-Help Skills

An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

Panelists:
Sandra Pierce-Jordan, PhD, BCBA-D, Executive Director / Program Director
Brianne Pileggi, MEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

Have questions for The Birchtree Center’s autism experts about how to teach your child self-help skills such as tooth-brushing, dressing, toileting, and more? Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center to ask Birchtree’s autism experts your questions about how to promote the acquisition of self-help skills at home. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

Admission is complimentary and reservations are suggested. Complimentary childcare / supervised activities are available by advance reservation only (a minimum of 7 days in advance). Call The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or click here to register.

 

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