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.


Apr
6
Wed
2016
Autism Q&A: Siblings of Students with Autism @ The Birchtree Center
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A SessionSiblings of Children & Youth with Autism: An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, and Siblings Age 10 & Up

Panelists:

Erin Conlan, MSEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

Devon Datsis

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 requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email at info@birchtreecenter.org.

Apr
13
Wed
2016
Autism Q&A: Puberty & Sexuality @ The Birchtree Center
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A Session

Puberty & Sexuality: An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

Panelists:

Blaire Luebkeman, MSEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

Sandra Pierce-Jordan, PhD, BCBA-D, Executive Director/Program Director

Justine Mariano, SLPA/L, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Have questions about how to navigate puberty and issues of sexuality when raising a child or young adult with autism?

Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center with your questions. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email at info@birchtreecenter.org.

Apr
20
Wed
2016
Autism Q&A: Functions of Behavior @ The Birchtree Center
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A SessionThe Functions of Behavior: Why Is My Child Doing That? An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

Panelists:

Julianne Kanner, MS, BCBA, Outreach Behavior Analyst

Brianne Pileggi, MEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

Sarah Turner, MEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

Have questions about the functions of behavior and why your child with autism engages in particular behaviors? Seeking tips to help your whole family cope with interfering behaviors?

Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center with your questions about the functions of behavior. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email at info@birchtreecenter.org.

May
11
Wed
2016
Autism Q&A: Community Transition Resources @ The Birchtree Center
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Autism Q&A SessionCommunity Transition Resources: An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

Panelists:

Shelly Fagen, MIT, Director of Special Education

Debbie Patten, MEd, Transition Coordinator

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.

We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion. We will have information and resource lists from agencies in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine to share with families who attend this session.

Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email at info@birchtreecenter.org.

May
25
Wed
2016
Autism Q&A: Reinforcing Academic Skills @ The Birchtree Center
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Autism Q&A SessionReinforcing Academic Skills Outside of the School Day: An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

Panelists:

Michelle Laing, MEd, Special Education Case Manager

Jaclyn Silva, Special Education Case Manager

Sarah Stranger Stein, MAT, Special Education Case Manager

Come with your questions on how to strengthen your child’s academic skills at home and in the community. The Birchtree Special Education Case Managers will demonstrate a variety of fun activities that families can use to practice literacy and math skills outside of the school day. We will share a variety of adapted books and other self-made materials that can be used to reinforce academic skills that students are learning at school.

We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email at info@birchtreecenter.org.

Jun
8
Wed
2016
Autism Q&A: Promoting Functional Communication @ The Birchtree Center
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Autism Q&A SessionPromoting Functional Communication at Home and in the Community: An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

Panelists:

Cathy Booth, CCC-SLP, BCBA, Consulting Speech-Language Pathologist

Kimberly Maki, SLP-A, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Justine Mariano, SLPA/L, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Have questions about how to help your child with autism to develop functional communication skills at home and in the community?

Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center with your questions. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email at info@birchtreecenter.org.

Jun
22
Wed
2016
Autism Q&A: Promoting Development of Motor Skills @ The Birchtree Center
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Autism Q&A SessionPromoting the Development of Motor Skills at Home: An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

Panelists:

Nicole Sheaff, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Sara Amacio, Occupational Therapy Aide

Come ask your questions on how to help your child develop the fine and gross motor skills needed for chores, daily living skills, and leisure activities at home. Get tips on how to help your child develop fine and gross motor skills through play and other home-based activities. Seek advice on how to adapt your child’s chores to help him or her further develop fine and gross motor skills. You’ll also get some hands-on experience making materials that you can take home to use with your child.

We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email at info@birchtreecenter.org.

 

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