I Have Needs Too! (Fairfax)

Having a child with special needs affects every member of the family. Neurotypical siblings of children with special needs face a unique set of challenges including jealousy over less parental time, confusion about differing rules and expectations, and a sense of pressure to compensate for their sibling. This workshop will provide strategies for managing the…

STAMP: Stress and Anger Management Program for Children with High-Functioning ASD- Virginia Tech

1. Describe rationale for emotional reactivity and regulation difficulties in ASD 2. Describe evidence-base for use of cognitive behavior therapy and STAMP (a group-based parent-assisted CBT) for emotion dysregulation in children with high-functioning ASD (i.e., no verbal or cognitive impairment) 3. Understand implementation of coping tools used in STAMP   _____________________________________________________ Trainers: Angela Scarpa and…

Managing Challenging Behaviors (Webinar)

This webinar provides valuable information to parents and caregivers of parents with special needs, SLPs, and Behavioral Analysts, as well as anyone who works with the ASD population. This webinar and workshop series is provided free of charge by the New York City Department of Mental Health & Hygiene. Presented by Annmarie Itgen, LBA, BCBA,…

ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop- Virginia Tech

What is it? The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd edition (ADOS-2) is a “gold standard” observational assessment for diagnosing autism. It includes structured interactions and questions designed to elicit and assess social and communication behaviors. This training also serves as a mandatory pre-requisite for researchers interested in ADOS-2 Research Training to use the ADOS-2 for research.…

Registered Behavior Technician Training Academy (part 2 of 2)

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® has established standards for Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).  This credential was created to establish training standards for staff who are responsible for working directly with students/clients.  Commonwealth Autism offers this training program for individuals interested in pursuing this credential.  This dynamic “in person” training provides in-depth coverage of the RBT…