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2/8/2012

Free Online Webinar Series Autism Safety and Crisis Prevention Sponsored by Autism College, National Autism Association and The Social Express From AAPC publishing

Free Online Webinar Series   

Autism Safety and Crisis Prevention

Sponsored by Autism College, National Autism Association and The Social Express  

 

Autism College in partnership with the National Autism Association (NAA) is presenting a free online conference series on Autism Safety and Crisis Prevention. Topics to be addressed are sexual abuse risk reduction, bullying prevention, suicide risk, wandering and preventing the use of restraints and seclusion.

 

The on-line conference series will include presentations by experts in the field of autism and safety issues and broaches sensitive topics with real life strategies. There will be a question and answer session moderated by Chantal Sicile-Kira following each presentation. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to help support the emotional and physical health and safety of your loved one affected by autism. Schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, February 11, 8:15am- 9:45am PST, Dr. Nora Baladerian, Ph.D. will present "How Can Parents Reduce the Risk of Sexual Abuse of Their Child or Young Adult?"
  • Saturday, February 11, 10:00am-11:30am PST, Dr. Lori Ernsperger will discuss "The Three R’s to Bullying Prevention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Recognize, Respond, and Report"
  • Wednesday, February 15, 6:00pm-7:30pm PST, Dr. Joshua Feder will discuss "The Problem of Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Autism and Related Disorders"
  • Saturday, February 18, 8:15am-9:45am PST, Wendy Fournier of the NAA will discuss Wandering 
  • Saturday, February 18, 10:00am- 11:30,am PST, Pat Amos, M.A. will discuss Preventing and Eliminating the Use of Restraints and Seclusion
 

Presentation by AAPC Author 

Dr. Lori Ernsperger

 

The Three R’s To Bullying Prevention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders:  

Recognize, Respond, and Report

 

 

When: Saturday, February 11, 10:00 – 11:30am PST (1:00 – 2:30pm EST).

How to Attend: Register for this webinar by following this link

For More Information: Follow this link.

Cost: Free 

 

Dr. Ernsperger will provide research and specific strategies in order for parents and professionals to create a safe educational environment and follow the legal requirements set out by the federal government on bullying prevention for students with disabilities.  The webinar will be interactive. There will be an opportunity for those signed up to send in questions ahead of time or while listening to the program.  The learning objectives of  Dr. Ernsperger’s presentation are:

  • Recognize the statistics of bullying
  • Recognize the warning signs of victims and stereotypes of bullies
  • Respond to the victims of bullies
  • Respond to bullies effectively
  • Teach anti-bullying social skills
  • Report bullying incidence in school settings

 

Dr. Lori Ernsperger is from Henderson, NV where she is the owner of Autism and Behavioral Consulting. Dr. Lori received her doctorate in Special Education from Indiana University and has more than 25 years of experience working in public schools as a classroom teacher, administrator, and behavioral consultant. She is also an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Dr. Ernsperger currently provides staff development and conference workshops to school district personnel and parents.  Her workshops cover the following topics: Managing Problem Behaviors, Implementing Effective Instructional Methods, Designing Appropriate and Functional Data Collection Methods for the Classroom, Practical Strategies for Working with Individuals with Asperger Syndrome, and How to Get Your Kids to Eat. Dr. Ernsperger is the author of: Keys to Success for Teaching Students with Autism and Just Take a Bite: Easy Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges and Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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