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Trans/Gender Identity 101 for Autism Professionals (Webinar)

Research shows that support from adults can drastically cut a transgender youth's risk of depression and suicide. Many professionals want to support their clients but lack the skills and knowledge needed to confidently navigate these complex topics. Taught by a psychologist who is both autistic and gender-nonconforming, this webinar introduces the key concepts around gender identity as well as issues specific to the autistic community. For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/Xk93Po. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit cvent.me.

COVID-19 Tele-Psychology ASD Diagnosis Consultation Group (FREE)

During this unprecedented time of social distancing, psychologists at the UW Autism Center have been successfully utilizing tele-health diagnostic procedures with families in an effort to increase access to services. Our approach is informed by the Vanderbilt TELE-ASD-PEDS model. We seek to share our experiences and to hear from other practitioners who have tried or are interested in trying remote ASD diagnostics with children. Psychologists or other medical professionals with ASD diagnostic practices are welcome to attend. Facilitated by Jessica Greenson, Ph.D. director of clinical services at the UW Autism Center (UWAC). For more information and to register, visit https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwactraining/#telepsych. Event types: Workshops. Special Events. Meetings. Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

COVID-19 Tele-Psychology ASD Diagnosis Consultation Group (FREE)

During this unprecedented time of social distancing, psychologists at the UW Autism Center have been successfully utilizing tele-health diagnostic procedures with families in an effort to increase access to services. Our approach is informed by the Vanderbilt TELE-ASD-PEDS model. We seek to share our experiences and to hear from other practitioners who have tried or are interested in trying remote ASD diagnostics with children. Psychologists or other medical professionals with ASD diagnostic practices are welcome to attend. Facilitated by Jessica Greenson, Ph.D. director of clinical services at the UW Autism Center (UWAC). For more information and to register, visit https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwactraining/#telepsych. Event types: Workshops. Special Events. Meetings. Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

COVID-19 Tele-Psychology ASD Diagnosis Consultation Group (FREE)

During this unprecedented time of social distancing, psychologists at the UW Autism Center have been successfully utilizing tele-health diagnostic procedures with families in an effort to increase access to services. Our approach is informed by the Vanderbilt TELE-ASD-PEDS model. We seek to share our experiences and to hear from other practitioners who have tried or are interested in trying remote ASD diagnostics with children. Psychologists or other medical professionals with ASD diagnostic practices are welcome to attend. Facilitated by Jessica Greenson, Ph.D. director of clinical services at the UW Autism Center (UWAC). For more information and to register, visit https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwactraining/#telepsych. Event types: Workshops. Special Events. Meetings. Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

UW Autism Symposium (Webinar)

The University of Washington Autism Center is excited to present the 6th Annual UW Autism Symposium FREE to educators across Washington state. This year's symposium will be presented online as a live webinar. Join us to learn about the following topics: Sex Education and Autism Across the Lifespan, Be There for Others – The Importance of Self-Care, Team Work Makes the Dream Work! Practical Strategies for Working as a Team and Talking about Autism with Children and Teens. For more information and to register for the July symposium, visit https://uwautismsymp2020july.eventbrite.com. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Special Events. Workshops. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Online Zoom Webinar. For more info visit uwautismsymp2020july.eventbrite.com.

Incorporating Strengths Into Effective Autism Assessments Across the Lifespan (Webinar)

Traditional protocols for diagnosing autism have been criticized for focusing too heavily on deficits and problems and failing to generalize across populations. This workshop provides innovative strategies for enabling providers to assess for strengths associated with autism across the lifespan. In addition, an effective, meaningful method for communicating both strengths and challenges at the feedback session is showcased. Teleassessment strategies are becoming increasingly important in light of the global pandemic and this workshop will equip providers with tools that can be used effectively for remote assessments. For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/WLV0bn. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Online Webinar. For more info visit cvent.me.

Teaching Executive Functioning and Emotion Regulation for Elementary Students (Webinar)

Ever wonder who is in the driver's seat when your students are making decisions? Have you ever been stumped by your student's organization, or lack thereof? If so, this training is for you! Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience amplified emotional responses and difficulty managing daily executive functioning tasks. In this training, participants will learn and practice strategies that can be implemented in the elementary classroom to support students with executive functioning and emotion regulation differences. For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/wzDWx9. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit cvent.me.

Improving Social Navigation and Teaching Social Skills (Webinar)

Teaching and learning the "unspoken" rules of social interaction can be a challenge for educators. In this training, participants will spend the first half of the day learning the foundations of social skills instruction and how to lay the groundwork for successful social interaction for their students. In the afternoon, participants will split into two groups (elementary aged teachers and secondary aged teachers), and have the opportunity to work closely with an instructor to begin to develop a social skills instructions plan for their students. For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/wzDWx9. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit cvent.me.

Academic and Organizational Success for Middle and High School Students (Webinar)

Developing and maintaining organization is difficult for most adolescents and young adults. These skills can be especially difficult for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other executive functioning differences. In this training, educators, providers, and parents will learn how to help their students develop and maintain organizational systems to support academic success. After a brief overview, participants will workshop through a series of strategies and reinforcement systems to help support student success. Participants will leave this training with a plan of action to support their student(s) for the upcoming school year. For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/wzDWx9. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Thursday, July 30, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit cvent.me.

Autism and ADHD (Webinar)

Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviors are common difficulties for individuals with Autism. In fact, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common co-occurring diagnoses for Autistic individuals. A comprehensive overview of both ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including diagnostic criteria, will be provided in this training. Participants will gain an increased understanding of how ADHD and ASD impact executive functioning, social interactions, communication, and motivation. Specific behavioral strategies which help support individuals with ADHD and ASD both at home and in the classroom will be presented, discussed, and practiced during the second half of this training. For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/wzDWx9. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Friday, July 31, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit cvent.me.

Autism and Anxiety

A recent review of epidemiological and treatment research found up to 84% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience symptoms of impairing anxiety and additionally 42-55% of those with ASD also met criteria for at least one anxiety disorder diagnosis. To effectively address and manage anxiety symptoms, it is important to have a solid foundational understanding of ASD as well as how anxiety may impact areas of difference for those with ASD such as communication, social interaction, and restrictive and repetitive behaviors. Join us for this two-part webinar to learn about anxiety symptoms and strategies to manage anxiety. For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/5V982D. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Online Webinar. For more info visit cvent.me.

An Introduction to the ABLLS-R (Webinar)

Enhance your understanding of the internationally recognized, criterion-referenced skills assessment, the ABLLS-R. Learn why the ABLLS-R is an effective and powerful tool for parents, clinicians, and educators alike. Further, hone your ability to optimally conduct an ABLLS-R assessment and obtain data that will facilitate the selection of developmentally appropriate teaching objectives--ones that are tailored to the unique needs of your child! For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/Ygea9y. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit cvent.me.

UW Autism Center Tour

The UW Autism Center offers free public tours the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00 to 2:00p.m. Tours include an overview of our clinical and research areas with a walk through of our Clinic. Tours are offered to adults only; please do not bring children. Advance reservations are required, as the group size is limited to 15 participants. Please email uwautism@uw.edu to register. Please note that tours are informational in nature and do not provide individual clinical advice. To request an appointment for clinical services, please visit our intake page. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability Clinic (CHCL). Event types: Information Sessions. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Challenging Behaviors Boot Camp (Day 1)

Non-compliance, aggression, and eloping can get in the way of everyday activities from going out into the community to learning in school. Understanding how factors in our environment can increase or decrease challenging behaviors is important and will have an impact on how behaviors are addressed. In this 3-day intensive workshop, participants will learn how to determine why the behavior is occurring and develop strategies to make a lasting impact. Strategies presented are based on the scientific principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and will aim to create a responsive learning environment to prevent challenging behaviors from occurring.  For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/wzD53a. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Monday, August 10, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit cvent.me.

Challenging Behaviors Boot Camp (Day 2)

Non-compliance, aggression, and eloping can get in the way of everyday activities from going out into the community to learning in school. Understanding how factors in our environment can increase or decrease challenging behaviors is important and will have an impact on how behaviors are addressed. In this 3-day intensive workshop, participants will learn how to determine why the behavior is occurring and develop strategies to make a lasting impact. Strategies presented are based on the scientific principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and will aim to create a responsive learning environment to prevent challenging behaviors from occurring.  For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/wzD53a. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit cvent.me.

Challenging Behaviors Boot Camp (Day 3)

Non-compliance, aggression, and eloping can get in the way of everyday activities from going out into the community to learning in school. Understanding how factors in our environment can increase or decrease challenging behaviors is important and will have an impact on how behaviors are addressed. In this 3-day intensive workshop, participants will learn how to determine why the behavior is occurring and develop strategies to make a lasting impact. Strategies presented are based on the scientific principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and will aim to create a responsive learning environment to prevent challenging behaviors from occurring.  For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/wzD53a. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Online Zoom Meeting. For more info visit cvent.me.

ADOS-2 Introductory Clinical Workshop (Day 1)

This is a 2-day introductory training on how to administer and score ADOS-2 modules 1-4 and a prerequisite for the Advanced Research Workshop and Toddler Module Workshop. Two live demonstrations and in-depth coding discussions will be provided at the training. At the end of the workshop participants will be provided with training videos and protocols to aid further practice. For more information and to register, visit https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/#adosintro. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability School (CHSC). Campus room: CD150. Event types: Workshops. Monday, August 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

ADOS-2 Introductory Clinical Workshop (Day 2)

This is a 2-day introductory training on how to administer and score ADOS-2 modules 1-4 and a prerequisite for the Advanced Research Workshop and Toddler Module Workshop. Two live demonstrations and in-depth coding discussions will be provided at the training. At the end of the workshop participants will be provided with training videos and protocols to aid further practice. For more information and to register, visit https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/#adosintro. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability School (CHSC). Campus room: CD150. Event types: Workshops. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Autism and Anxiety

A recent review of epidemiological and treatment research found up to 84% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience symptoms of impairing anxiety and additionally 42-55% of those with ASD also met criteria for at least one anxiety disorder diagnosis. To effectively address and manage anxiety symptoms, it is important to have a solid foundational understanding of ASD as well as how anxiety may impact areas of difference for those with ASD such as communication, social interaction, and restrictive and repetitive behaviors. Join us for this two-part webinar to learn about anxiety symptoms and strategies to manage anxiety. For more information and to register, visit https://cvent.me/5V982D. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Online Webinar. For more info visit cvent.me.

ADOS-2 Toddler Module Workshop

The ADOS-2 Toddler Module Workshop reviews the administration, scoring, and coding guidelines in a lecture, demonstration, and group discussion format. This workshop is appropriate for researchers and clinicians who have completed the Introductory Clinical Workshop on Modules 1–4 and are seeking further training for developing clinical competence using the ADOS-2 with toddlers. For more information and to register, visit: https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/#toddler. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability School (CHSC). Campus room: CD150. Event types: Workshops. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

UW Autism Symposium (Webinar)

The University of Washington Autism Center is excited to present the 6th Annual UW Autism Symposium FREE to educators across Washington state. This year's symposium will be presented online as a live webinar. Join us to learn about the following topics: Sex Education and Autism Across the Lifespan, Be There for Others – The Importance of Self-Care, Team Work Makes the Dream Work! Practical Strategies for Working as a Team and Talking about Autism with Children and Teens. For more information and to register for the Tacoma symposium, visit https://uwautismsymp2020august.eventbrite.com. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Special Events. Workshops. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Online Zoom Webinar. For more info visit uwautismsymp2020august.eventbrite.com.

ADOS-2 Advanced Research Workshop (Day 1)

The Advanced Research workshop is intended for professionals who want to further their clinical competence with the ADOS-2 and/or work towards establishing research levels of reliability on the administration and coding standards. During the 2-day workshop, participants will work with an experienced trainer where they will have the opportunity to practice administering and scoring the ADOS-2 modules with typically developing children and those who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Individualized feedback will be provided on administration and scoring. For more information and to register, visit: https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/#research. Campus location: Portage Bay Building (PBB). Campus room: PB207. Event types: Workshops. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

ADOS-2 Advanced Research Workshop (Day 2)

The Advanced Research workshop is intended for professionals who want to further their clinical competence with the ADOS-2 and/or work towards establishing research levels of reliability on the administration and coding standards. During the 2-day workshop, participants will work with an experienced trainer where they will have the opportunity to practice administering and scoring the ADOS-2 modules with typically developing children and those who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Individualized feedback will be provided on administration and scoring. For more information and to register, visit: https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/#research. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability School (CHSC). Campus room: CD150. Event types: Workshops. Friday, August 21, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

UW Autism Center Tour

The UW Autism Center offers free public tours the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00 to 2:00p.m. Tours include an overview of our clinical and research areas with a walk through of our Clinic. Tours are offered to adults only; please do not bring children. Advance reservations are required, as the group size is limited to 15 participants. Please email uwautism@uw.edu to register. Please note that tours are informational in nature and do not provide individual clinical advice. To request an appointment for clinical services, please visit our intake page. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability Clinic (CHCL). Event types: Information Sessions. Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.