Archive for the ‘2008-06(June)’ Category

New radio talk show on Autism Radio AM 1100 on the dial begins 6/9/08

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Announcing a New Radio Talk Show on Autism
Hosted by Jackie Marquette Ph.D.
Specialist in Autism and Life Transitions
author, consultant, researcher, parent
Jackie@drjackiemarquette.com
www.drjackiemarquette.com

Promoting Quality of Life and Creating Tangible Outcomes for All Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Related Disabilities

Where to Listen:
KFNX News-Talk Radio AM 1100 on the dial, Phoenix, AZ

When:
Mondays 9-10 PM, First show June 9, Pacific Time, or Listen via Internet Streaming, or download, or play back when posted to my web site.

What is the Program About?
Remarkably Able Radio Talk Show is designed to provide awareness and real options that are based upon best practices to deliver quality of life for people with ASD and their families. A national crisis currently exists because of limited resources that disenable individuals with ASD from adolescence into adulthood. Families are uncertain about how to help their teen or young adult. People with autism have potential and strengths that make them remarkably able in many ways. Putting together the pieces to create life opportunities begins with establishing traditional and broad innovative supports that opens opportunities for education, employment, leisure, peer relationships and community membership.

Why this topic?
There are reliable treatments, therapy, and educational strategies that are available for children with ASD. Every child with autism grows up. As youth enter their teens and then adult years, these strategies must be integrated into a much wider framework of traditional and broad innovative supports. This work remains undone. These comprehensive supports can enhance individual capability levels across all life domains are revealed in my research findings.

What is the focus?
Some topics include: emotional, social, educational, vocational, medical, alternative options, political and spiritual. Interviews with leading experts in the field will be conducted as well as interviews with people who have ASD and their families. Effective tools, collaboration strategies, and practical everyday solutions are discussed to help dissolve the barriers and deliver to youth community participation, inclusion, and personal growth. Finally, the ultimate goal is to offer hope for a better life to individuals with ASD of all ages and their families.

Special Interest Day Camp for typically developing children – 6/2 & 7/7

Monday, May 19th, 2008

LEAP: Language Enrichment Acquisition Program

Organization: Foundations Developmental House, LLC
Type: Day
Category: Special Needs , Academic
Location: Chandler, AZ
Camp Address: Chandler & Scottsdale Locations
Age Range: 3 – 6
Gender: Coed

Season: Session I: Jun 2-27
Session II: Jul 7-Aug 1
Session Length: 4 Weeks

Hours: 9:00 – 12:00
9:00 – 1:00
Session Cost: Part Time: $850, Half Day: $1,640

Phone: (480) 636-1920

Email this camp: info@fdhkids.com

LEAP is a Speech & Language program including both typically developing children with normal intelligence but some speech and language delays. Speech-Language Pathologists integrate speech and language intervention with play and structured activities. LEAP holds a 3 to 1 child to therapist ratio to ensure quality and individualized programming. We accept of maximum of 15 children.

Special Interest Day Camp for high functioning Autism – 6/2 & 7/7

Monday, May 19th, 2008

ASAP: Autism Spectrum Addressing Pragmatics
Organization: Foundations Developmental House, LLC
Type: Day
Category: Special Needs , Academic
Location: Chandler, AZ
Camp Address: Chandler & Scottsdale Locations
Age Range: 4 – 7
Gender: Coed

Season: Session I: June 2-27
Session II: July 7-August 1

Session Length: 4 Weeks
Hours: 9:00 – 12:00
9:00 – 1:00
Session Cost: Part time: $850, half day: $1,640

Phone: (480) 636-1920

Email this camp: info@fdhkids.com

ASAP: Autism Spectrum Addressing Pragmatics
A summer program specifically designed for children diagnosed with high functioning Autism, Asperger’s, or PDD-NOS targeting social language skills. Speech-Language Pathologists tailor each child’s program to meet his/her unique social language needs. ASAP is run in tandem with our LEAP program to ensure that opportunities to interact with typically developing children are created. Space limited.

NEW! Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Autism Course at ASU – 6/3

Monday, May 19th, 2008

The course is intended for parents, habilitators, paraprofessionals of autistic children, and undergraduate students, or anyone interested in learning about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methods.

Goals
This course will introduce you to applied behavior analysis, especially as it applies to individuals with autism. You will learn about basic concepts and principles, as well as specific teaching and intervention procedures. During the course, you will discuss a variety of topics including basic behavioral principles involving stimulus control, methods of teaching new behaviors, using effective reinforcement, techniques for decreasing undesirable or challenging behaviors, data collection, and teaching language and communication skills. This course will provide both a basic understanding of methods of behavioral change and an appreciation of how these methods are used to help teach children with autism.

Instructor
Amy Kenzer, Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis and Board- Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Dr. Kenzer has taught ABA courses at University of Nevada-Reno. Currently she is a Research and Development Manager at the Center of Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and has 10-years experience in ABA therapy with children with autism.

Deadline: May 30, 2008

Details: http://www.phxautism.org/files/ASU-ABACourse08.pdf

Understanding and Supporting Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the School Setting — 2/23, 3/15, 4/26, 5/10, 6/7

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

This workshop is designed for professionals working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in a preschool or toddler program. The training will also include an overview of ASD characteristics, motivational strategies to support appropriate behavior, and a framework for incorporating instructional strategies into the classroom. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for six hours of professional development.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: SARRC
Cost: No Fee
To register, please contact Karen Schultz at (602) 218-8220.
Note: February training will be held at Northern Arizona University, Student Union, Havasupai Room, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.