We are pleased to announce that the AsIAm National Autism Conference will be held on Saturday 21st October 2017 in The Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin This year, our theme is “Expectations”. In the course of our work we are promoting a society where every Autistic person has the opportunity to participate in all aspects of Irish life and to hold the same expectations of reaching our personal potential as anyone else. We believe it is critical that we explore: what are reasonable expectations – in education, in community participation and in employment and adult life? Where are these expectations not being met presently and how can we meet them? […]
New research has shown the importance of executive functioning skills for learning, and how these skills can relate to learning and attention issues. As executive director of Mind in the Making and chief science officer of the Bezos Family Foundation, Ellen Galinsky has delved into the research to figure out the best ways to build these important skills. Join her to learn how you can help your child. Simply go to live.understood.org at the time of the chat. Text is from event webpage.
Ireland will shortly enact the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 which introduces supported decision making that will have legal status. The workshop will focus on developing supported decision making skills through an interactive workshop. There are 20 places on the workshop so that there is an opportunity to practice the supported decision making skills. The workshop will provide a framework for you to have a purposeful conversation that will elicit a person’s expressed wishes without bounds. It is essential that all participants attend both days of the workshop. The purposeful conversations will keep you in a facilitator role rather than giving opinion or advice. This model of Supported Decision Making […]
Join ADDitude Magazine for “Summer Screen Limits and Learning: Using Apps and Games to Build Social Skills, Creativity, and Fitness” with Randy Kulman, Ph.D. , on June 6, 2017, from 1-2 PM EST (12-1 PM CST and 10-11 AM PST). In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to use your child’s technology to encourage physical, social, and creative play. “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” OK, this may be a little extreme. But most parents of children with ADHD appreciate the importance of a full, engaging, consistent schedule — particularly during the summer months. If left to their own devices, many kids will flock to their own devices‚ playing video […]
Finding a job is hard enough, but what happens once you have one? Young adults with disabilities often have difficulty with learning job responsibilities and expectations. However, that ubiquitous smartphone can be used to support work skills! Join us to learn how handheld technology can help when navigating the transition to employment. Carrie Clawson, OTR/L, ATP, and AT Specialist for Virginia’s Department for Aging and Rehab Services, with 20 years of experience, will be joining us to share her insights on some advantageous tech tools -as well as strategies for supporting a successful transition to work.
Dyscalculia is a learning issue that causes serious math difficulties. It isn’t as well-known as dyslexia. However, some researchers now think it may be almost as common. To understand dyscalculia more deeply, join Dr. Daniel Ansari, professor and Canada Research Chair at Western University, for this live expert chat.Simply go to live.understood.org at the time of the chat.
The presentation will review evidence-based approaches to post-secondary transition for students living with social, communication, and learning challenges. Aaron Rakow, Chief Executive Officer will present the webinar. Aaron is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of College Steps. He has devoted his career to improving educational accessibility for students living with disabilities across a variety of categories. In addition to his role at College Steps, Aaron is also an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and co-founded and manages InSite Solutions, school-based mental health consulting and direct service non-profit serving communities of poverty in Washington, DC. Collectively, Aaron has fifteen years of experience working within the behavioral […]
What kinds of assistive technology and apps can help kids with writing issues? Join Jamie Martin, assistive technology consultant and Understood expert, for this expert chat to find out. Simply go to live.understood.org at the time of the chat.
This free webinar focuses on optimal outcomes for autistic people. The webinar is hosted by Spectrum a division of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI). Deborah Fein is a professor of psychology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Register here.
Sensational Kids Special Educational Needs Conference aims to Support, Educate and Empower parents & professionals who work with and care for children with additional educational needs. This one day conference will provide the most up to date research and information on helping students with special educational needs to thrive and will feature seminars about: Thriving & Surviving in Secondary School Stress and why we need to understand how it impacts learning for all students with special educational needs The Worries! Navigating the SEN & welfare systems Featuring international expert Dr Jerome Schultz, an award winning Clinical Neuropsycholgist and Lecturer on Psychology, Dept. of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School, this conference will […]