Event Calendar

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Oct
11
Wed
2017
Strategies for Working with Young Children with Autism @ The Birchtree Center
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Strategies for Working with Young Children with Autism

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

Presenters:
Brianne Pileggi, MEd, BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Stephanie Morin, MSEd, BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Board Certified Behavior Analysts from The Birchtree Center will offer ideas and tips for working with children with autism age six and under.

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 required. This workshop will be canceled if no reservations are received by noon of the day before the workshop is scheduled to occur. Register online here or call 603-433-4192.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Motivating Students with Autism: Providing Positive Reinforcement at School @ The Birchtree Center
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Motivating Students with Autism: Providing Positive Reinforcement at School

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

Presenters:
Blaire Luebkeman, MSEd, BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Sarah Turner, MEd, BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Are you looking for ideas to help motivate your students with autism? Positive reinforcement can be effective for many students–including those with autism. Board Certified Behavior Analysts from The Birchtree Center will offer an overview of how to provide positive reinforcement to students in school settings. You’ll get some tips on how to set up appropriate systems for positive reinforcement and how to modify these systems when needed.

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 settings. Certificates of attendance are provided.

Admission is complimentary and reservations are required. This workshop will be canceled if no reservations are received by noon of the day before the workshop is scheduled to occur. Register online here or call 603-433-4192.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
Q&A: Ask a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant @ The Birchtree Center
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A Session

Ask a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers of
Children & Youth with Autism

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

Come ask two of Birchtree’s Speech-Language Pathology Assistants your questions about your child’s communication and get some ideas on how to help your child develop functional communication skills, strengthen social skills, and effectively use augmentative and alternative communication systems (including iPads).

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants are specialists in helping individuals to develop functional communication and social skills. These panelists have experience addressing communication challenges for children and youth with autism at Birchtree’s day school, in family homes, and in the community.

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.

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Q&A: Ask a Transition Coordinator @ The Birchtree Center
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A Session

Ask a Transition Coordinator

An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers of
Children & Youth with Autism

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

Come ask Birchtree’s Transition Coordinator and Director of Special Education your questions about preparing your teenager or young adult with autism to maximize their independence and productivity in adulthood.

Transition Coordinators specialize in helping individuals with disabilities prepare to make the transition from school-based Special Education services to receiving support from adult service agencies. These panelists have extensive experience working with teenagers and young adults with autism at Birchtree’s day school, in public schools, in workplaces, and in the community.

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
7
Wed
2018
Q&A: Ask a Special Educator @ The Birchtree Center
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A Session

Ask a Special Educator

An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers of
Children & Youth with Autism

Panelists:
Michelle Laing, MEd, Special Education Case Manager
Mary Sheehy, MEd, Special Education Case Manager
Jaclyn Silva, Special Education Case Manager

Come ask Birchtree’s Special Education Case Managers your questions about your child’s academic challenges and get some ideas on how to help your child practice and strengthen academic skills at home. The focus for this session will be on students with autism.

Special Educators are experts in helping individuals with disabilities to access academic curriculum areas. These panelists have experience developing educational programs for children and youth with autism at Birchtree’s day school, in public schools, and in family homes.

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
21
Wed
2018
Teaching Self-Help Skills: A Step-by-Step Task Analysis Approach @ The Birchtree Center
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Teaching Self-Help Skills: A Step-by-Step Task Analysis Approach

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

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

Are you looking for ideas on how to teach your students self-help skills such as tooth brushing, toileting, and personal hygiene? A “task analysis” approach can be effective for many students–including those with autism. Board Certified Behavior Analysts from The Birchtree Center will discuss how to break down larger tasks into smaller, concrete steps. You’ll get ideas on how to teach those steps to students and how to provide visual aids, prompting and other supports to help students complete tasks with increasing independence.

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 required. This workshop will be canceled if no reservations are received by noon of the day before the workshop is scheduled to occur. Register online here or call 603-433-4192.

Apr
4
Wed
2018
Q&A: Ask an Occupational Therapist @ The Birchtree Center
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A Session

Ask an Occupational Therapist

An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers of
Children & Youth with Autism

Panelists:
Kelsey Crowell, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Sara Amacio, Occupational Therapy Aide

Come ask Birchtree’s Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Aide your questions about your child’s sensory needs, mobility, and motor skills and get some ideas on how to help your child strengthen motor skills, increase mobility, and cope with sensory challenges.

Occupational Therapists are experts in helping individuals do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities. These panelists have experience using Occupational Therapy strategies to benefit children and youth with autism at Birchtree’s day school, in public schools, and in the community.

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.

Apr
11
Wed
2018
Q&A: Ask a Behavior Analyst (11&up) @ The Birchtree Center
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A Session

Ask a Behavior Analyst

An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers of
Children & Youth with Autism 11 & Up

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

Come ask two of Birchtree’s Board Certified Behavior Analysts your questions about your child’s behavior and get some ideas on how to address your child’s behavioral challenges. The focus for this session will be on children and youth with autism age 11 and up.

Board Certified Behavior Analysts are experts in using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to identify the causes of behavior and to develop strategies to decrease interfering (problematic) behaviors and increase functional (helpful) behaviors. These panelists have extensive experience addressing behavioral challenges for children and youth with autism at Birchtree’s day school, in public schools, and in family homes.

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.

May
9
Wed
2018
Q&A: Ask a Behavior Analyst (10&under) @ The Birchtree Center
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Autism Q&A SessionAsk a Behavior Analyst

An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers of Children with Autism Age 10 & Under

Panelists:
Christina Debourgknecht, MEd, BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Brittnay Duguay, MS, BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Come ask two of Birchtree’s Board Certified Behavior Analysts your questions about your child’s behavior and get some ideas on how to address your child’s behavioral challenges. The focus for this session will be on children and youth with autism age 10 and under.

Board Certified Behavior Analysts are experts in using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to identify the causes of behavior and to develop strategies to decrease interfering (problematic) behaviors and increase functional (helpful) behaviors. These panelists have extensive experience addressing behavioral challenges for children and youth with autism at Birchtree’s day school, in public schools, and in family homes.

Admission is complimentary and reservations are required. Complimentary childcare / supervised activities are available by advance reservation only (a minimum of 7 days in advance). This Q&A will be canceled if no reservations are received by noon of the day before the Q&A session is scheduled to occur.

Register online here or call 603-433-4192.

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