01 July 2015

Save the Dates!

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism is announcing two new workshops that will be offered later in the year.

A Year of Social Skills Activities and Games for Children with High Functioning Autism and/or Mental Health Challenges
Presented by:  Joel Shaul, LCSW
Date:  September 25, 2015
Location:  Lawrence Education Community Center, Indianapolis, IN

Workshop Overview
This workshop aims to equip teachers, speech-language pathologists and mental health professionals with abundant, ready-to-use lessons, activities and games that they can use immediately in their work. Each participant will be shown how to access Joel’s website, AutismTeachingStrategies.com, to download and use dozens of free printout games, activities, worksheets, slide presentations and lessons on the topics of conversation, relationships and emotional regulation.
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges
Presented by:  Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
Dates:  November 5, 2015
Location:  Avon Middle School North, Avon, IN

Workshop Overview
This is the empirically supported model Dr. Ross Greene described his influential books The Explosive Child and Lost at School.  The CPS model has transformed thinking and practices in countless schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities, and has been associated with dramatic reductions in disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, seclusions, and physical, chemical, and mechanical restraints.  The model represents a significant departure from discipline-as-usual:  it focuses on solving problems rather than on modifying behavior, emphasizes collaborative rather than unilateral solutions, encourages proactive rather than reactive intervention, de-emphasizes diagnostic categories, and provides practical, research-based tools for assessment and intervention. Participants in this workshop will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the model, along with practical assessment and intervention tools that can be brought back to and used in these diverse settings.

Registration for these workshops will be available soon so check back often!

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