Webinars and Presentations

Looking for up-to-date, relevant information on children’s health, development, and autism and related developmental disorders?

The Johnson Center’s ongoing webinar series features clinicians, researchers, and knowledgeable experts presenting information and resources on a wide range of topics that relate to children’s health and development. Participants attending the live presentations will have the opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

*  These webinars are offered free of charge
*  Certificates of Attendance will be available to download after the presentations

Check out presentations from our colleagues at the Autism Research Institute here.

Unable to attend or missed a webinar? Don’t worry, past presentations are archived on The Johnson Center YouTube Channel. Click here to subscribe and view past presentations.

If you would like to suggest a topic or presenter, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Upcoming Presentations

Ask the Nutritionist: Q & A
Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Kelly Barnhill, MBA, CN, CCN


Using self-management techniques to increase independence for people with autism.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Amanda Tami, LPC, BCBA


Navigating the Transition Years: From Preteen to Adulthood
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Claire Schutte, Psy-D, BCBA-D


Beyond the Classroom: Ways communities and businesses can accommodate, support, and encourage the inclusion of people with autism and related disorders.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Morgan Devlin and Ryan Huff


Parents and Privacy: Considerations on the digital footprint we create for our children.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Wendy Richardson


The Secret to a Happy Life: Meal Planning!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Elise Testa


Organizational Strategies for Students with ASD in Middle School and Up
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Claire Schutte, Psy-D, BCBA-D


Nutrition Interventions to Improve Sleep in Your Household
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 12 pm - 1pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Kelly Barnhill, MBA, CN, CCN


Behavioral Strategies to Improve Sleep in Your Household
Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Amanda Tami, LPC, BCBA


Diagnosis of Autism in Adults
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Claire Schutte, Psy-D, BCBA-D


ASD and Technology: Understanding the current state of research regarding ASD and technology and apps recommended for use by people with ASD.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Morgan Devlin


Social Media and Autism: It’s a tool, it’s a curse, it’s the future!
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Anissa Ryland


Topic TBD
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Khamsin Meadows, RN


Q & A: Feeding! A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Feeding Issues in Children with ASD
Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here


Food in Schools: Navigating the school environment for a child with food allergies or restrictions.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Jeanna Hill, MS, CCLS


Easy and healthy school lunch ideas for busy parents.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Elise Testa


Toilet Training: Yes, You Can!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Amanda Tami, LPC, BCBA


Research is Rewarding: A Community Commitment to Making a Difference for All
Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Wendy Richardson and Morgan Devlin


The Gut Microbiome and Autism
Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Kelly Barnhill, MBA, CN, CCN


Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Outbursts, Oh My! Strategies for helping your child cope during overwhelming situations.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Claire Schutte, Psy-D, BCBA-D and Amanda Tami, LPC, BCBA


ASD and Travel – Tips, Tricks, and Considerations
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Wendy Richardson


Making the most of financial assistance – grants, scholarships, and programs to pay for therapy and support.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 12 pm - 1pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Jeanna Hill, MS, CCLS


ADHD: What is it, who has it, and what to do about it?
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Amanda Tami, LPC, BCBA


Communicating with your Health Care Providers: How to be an effective advocate for yourself and your family and get the most out of your appointments.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Jeanna Hill, MS, CCLS


Research Update: What’s going on with research studies at The Johnson Center?
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Laura Hewitson, PhD


Preparing for the New Year: Standing on Top of the (Paper) Mountain – Strategies to Organize and Prioritize Your Family’s Data and Make it Work for You
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Anissa Ryland


To view webinars that were previously broadcast, visit The Johnson Center YouTube Chanel by clicking here or visit the Autism Research Institute here.


Previous Topics Include:


Diet and Nutrition in Caring for the Caregiver - Nutrition for the Brain and Body to Make it Happen: Sleep, Food, and Supplements
Gaining Instructional Control for Effective Teaching
A Parents Guide to Navigating Insurance Coverage
Strategies for Increasing Language and Communication
An Overview of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Inclusion Beyond the Classroom
Navigating Support in Higher Education for Students with ASD
Don’t Forget the Siblings - They Need Help Too!
An Introduction to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Utilizing Students’ Interests to Teach Social Skills
Hydration: How Much is Enough?
Practical Strategies for Building a Healthy Meal Plan – Short Order Cooks No More
Nutrition and Adolescents: A time of change may call for changes.
Overview of the DSM-5 Changes to the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Effects of Medical Experiences on Early Childhood Development
Tips & Tricks to Herding Cats: How to Organize Your Family and Thrive in Chaos
Healthy Nutrition Approaches for the School and School Year
Going Beyond Behavior-Specific Praise: How we can utilize praise for social and emotional learning
Social Skills, Social Networking, and Adolescents with ASD: What Every Parent and Professional Should Know
Tips and Resources for Emergency Personnel: How to communicate and assist people with ASD
How to Evaluate Quality Nutritional Supplements – Are They Really all the Same?
Breakfast and Learning/Academic Performance
Science Doesn’t Have to Be Scary: Decision Making Thoughts for Parents and Caregivers
Parents’ and Students’ Rights in Special Education
Patient and Family Centered Care: What You Need to Know
Anxiety and Autism: What You Need To Know
Going Beyond Behavior Specific Praise


And much more…