Educational Autism Programs Open to the Public

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AUTISM WORKSHOPS .
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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 Birchtree’s Outreach Coordinator to discuss your agency’s needs: call 603-433-4192 or email us.

To reserve a place in any upcoming workshops, email us.

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


Oct
12
Wed
2016
Autism Q&A: AAC @ The Birchtree Center
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A SessionUsing Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Home

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

Panelists:
Kimberly Maki, SLP-A, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Justine Mariano, SLPA/L, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Have questions about how your child with autism can effectively use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and systems at home?

Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center with your questions about AAC. 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.

Oct
26
Wed
2016
Autism Workshop: ABA @ The Birchtree Center
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

workshop_thumbWhat is Applied Behavior Analysis and How Can it Help My Students?

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

Presenters:
Julianne Kanner, MS, BCBA, Behavior Analyst
Marianne Evans, MS, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

Board Certified Behavior Analysts from The Birchtree Center will discuss what Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is and how an ABA approach can benefit students with autism.

This 1.5-hour workshop will include a presentation followed by 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.

Nov
9
Wed
2016
Autism Q&A: Winter Holidays @ The Birchtree Center
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A SessionSurviving—and Enjoying—the Winter Holidays

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

Panelists:
Rebecca Walsh, MSEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

Christina Debourgknecht, Senior Clinical Instructor

Have questions about how to survive–and enjoy–the winter holidays? Looking for ideas to help your child with autism during holiday celebrations? Seeking tips to help your whole family cope?

Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center to ask Birchtree’s autism experts your questions about surviving–and enjoying–the winter holidays. 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.

Jan
11
Wed
2017
Autism Q&A: Sibling Questions @ The Birchtree Center
Jan 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A Session

Siblings of Children & Youth with Autism

An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians, Caregivers & Siblings Age 10 and Up
Snow Date: January 18, 2017

Panelists:
Erin Conlan, MSEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst
Special Guest Panelists TBA

Do you have a sibling with autism? Are you looking for tips and ideas on how to better understand your sibling? Are you a parent looking for ideas to help your whole family cope with the challenges of autism?

Come to our Autism Q&A session at The Birchtree Center to explore ways to better understand autism and how to develop meaningful sibling relationships. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

This session is open to parents, guardians, and caregivers AND to siblings age 10 and up.

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.

Mar
1
Wed
2017
Autism Workshop: Behavior at School @ The Birchtree Center
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Functions of Behavior at School–Why Is My Student Doing That?

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

Presenters:
Blaire Luebkeman, MSEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst
Stephanie Mariano Morin, MSEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

Do you ever wonder WHY your students behave the way they do? Board Certified Behavior Analysts from The Birchtree Center will offer an overview of the different functions that behavior can serve. You’ll get some tips for identifying the possible roots of your students’ behavior. You’ll also learn about some effective strategies for addressing behaviors serving specific functions. You’ll see how understanding the functions of behavior can allow a student’s team to develop more effective strategies to reduce those behaviors that interfere with learning. This function-based approach can be effective for many students–including those with autism.

Birchtree’s autism experts will offer a 1.5-hour workshop that includes a presentation followed by 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.

Mar
8
Wed
2017
Autism Q&A: Practicing Academic Skills @ The Birchtree Center
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A Session

Fun, Easy & Meaningful Ways to Practice Academic Skills at Home & in the Community

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

Panelists:
Lindsey Greene, MEd, Special Education Case Manager
Michelle Laing, MEd, Special Education Case Manager
Jaclyn Silva, Special Education Case Manager

Have questions about how to help your child with autism practice their academic skills at home or on family outings?

Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center to ask Birchtree’s autism experts your questions about how to help your child take what they’ve learned at school and use those same academic skills at home and the community. 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.

Mar
22
Wed
2017
Autism Workshop: Sensory Needs @ The Birchtree Center
Mar 22 @ 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.

Parents, guardians, and caregivers who attend this workshop are also encouraged to attend the Autism Q&A on April 12 to get practical suggestions on how to develop their child’s sensory diet based on their child’s sensory needs.

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

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

Autism Q&A Session

How to Manage Your Child’s Sensory Needs

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

Panelists:
Nicole Sheaff, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Sara Amacio, Occupational Therapy Aide

Come get practical suggestions on how to develop your child’s sensory diet based on their sensory needs. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on sensory processing, followed by questions and discussion.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to also attend the Autism Workshop on March 22nd to learn more about sensory processing.

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
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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