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 each presentation

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


ASD & Technology
Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Morgan Devlin


Depression & ASD: What are the signs, symptoms, and considerations for treatment?
Monday, July 23, 2018 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Amanda Tami, LPC, BCBA


18 is Coming: Considerations for Parents & Caregivers as Your Child Approaches Adulthood
Please note new date: Monday, September 17, 2018 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Anissa Ryland


Q & A: Ask the Nutritionist
Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Kelly Barnhill, MBA,CN, CCN


Q & A: Your Counseling & ABA Questions Answered
Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Amanda Tami, LPC, BCBA


ASD & First Responders: Interacting with Law Enforcement and Emergency Response Professionals
Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Amanda Tami, LPC, BCBA


Complementary Care and ASD: Considerations fro Support Beyond ECI and School Services
Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Anissa Ryland


Early Detection & Diagnosis of ASD: What should you look for and what should you do if you have concerns?
Monday, November 5, 2018 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Amanda Tami, LPC, BCBA and Kelly Barnhill, MBC, CN, CCN


Autism Research: What have we learned this year?
Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 12 pm - 1 pm CST - To Register, Click Here

Presented by Laura Hewitson, PhD


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 (Many Available on Our YouTube Channel Here):

Benefits, Accommodations, & Advocacy in Employment for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Research Update: Nutrition Study Points to Suboptimal Bone Development Risk
The Gut Microbiome & Autism
Using Mindfulness Techniques for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Benefits and Strategies for Teaching Mindfulness
Sexuality & ASD: How to Address Sex Education for People with ASD
Effects of Medical Experiences on Child Development, Part 2: Meeting the Needs of School-Age & Adolescent Children
Bullying in Elementary School: Building Communication & Resiliency Skills for Future Success
Una introducción a la intervención y el apoyo para niños con TEA: Presentado en español
Counseling Considerations for Caregivers & Siblings of People with ASD
ASD & Travel, Part 2: Planes, Trains, & Cruises
Time Well Spent: Helpful Tips on How to Make the Most of Your Clinical Appointments
Counseling Considerations for People with ASD
Sun, Fun & Learning: Summer Camps & Classes for Children with ASD & Their Siblings
Autism Research for Families:  Biomarkers, Bone Density, and Behavior
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.
ADHD: What is it, who has it, and what to do about it?
Making the most of financial assistance – grants, scholarships, and programs to pay for therapy and support.
ASD and Travel – Tips, Tricks, and Considerations
Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Outbursts, Oh My! Strategies for helping your child cope during overwhelming situations.
Research is Rewarding: A Community Commitment to Making a Difference for All
Toilet Training: Yes, You Can!
Easy and healthy school lunch ideas for busy parents.
Food in Schools: Navigating the school environment for a child with food allergies or restrictions.
Q & A: Feeding! A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Feeding Issues in Children with ASD
ASD and Technology: Understanding the current state of research regarding ASD and technology and apps recommended for use by people with ASD
Social Media and Autism: It’s a tool, it’s a curse, it’s the future!
Using self-management techniques to increase independence for people with autism.
Navigating the Transition Years: From Preteen to Adulthood
Beyond the Classroom: Ways communities and businesses can accommodate, support, and encourage the inclusion of people with autism and related disorders.
Parents and Privacy: Considerations on the digital footprint we create for our children.
The Secret to a Happy Life: Meal Planning!
Organizational Strategies for Students with ASD in Middle School and Up
Nutrition Interventions to Improve Sleep in Your Household
Behavioral Strategies to Improve Sleep in Your Household
Diagnosis of Autism in Adults
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…