2014 Webinar Series

The Johnson Center is excited to announce our 2014 webinar schedule for parents, educators, and professionals.
* These webinars are offered free of charge, but registration is required.
* Certificates of attendance are available following the live presentations.
* Webinars from the 2013/2014 schedule are archived on The Johnson Center YouTube Channel.                         
  Click here to subscribe and view past presentations.


Upcoming Presentations:


May 20, 2014 - Register by clicking here
Q & A with a Nutritionist
Presented by Kelly Barnhill, MBA, CN, CCN
Do you have questions about dietary intervention, nutrition, feeding, or the general health? Do you care for a loved one or patient who has a developmental disorder?  Here’s your chance to listen in and ask questions of a Certified Clinical Nutritionist.


June 3, 2014, 12 pm CST - Register by clicking here
Housing and Programs for Adults with ASD
Presented by Claire Schutte, PsyD, BCBA-D
Finding housing options and appropriate programs for adults with ASD is a rapidly-growing issue in our community. Join us for an overview of current program options, questions and issues to be aware of, and hear from families and people with ASD who have gone through or are going through this stage of life.


July 1, 2014, 12 pm CST - Register by clicking here
Positive Reinforcement: It’s That Important
Presented by Regan Fitzgerald, MED, BCBA
Appropriate use of positive reinforcement is one of the most important facets of a quality behavioral and education program for people with ASD and other developmental disorders. Learn more about the correct (and incorrect) way to apply this principle.


JULY 8, 2014 - Register by clicking here
Q & A with a Nutritionist
Presented by Kelly Barnhill, MBA, CN, CCN
Do you have questions about dietary intervention, nutrition, feeding, or the general health? Do you care for a loved one or patient who has a developmental disorder?  Here’s your chance to listen in and ask questions of a Certified Clinical Nutritionist.


August 12, 2014, 12 pm CST - Register by clicking here
Inclusion Beyond the Classroom
Presented by Jeanna Martinez, CCLS, and Nisey Webb, Outreach Coordinator at TJC
When you hear the word inclusion in relation to autism, most often it is referring to classrooms. But what about extracurricular activities, the work place, and other social settings? Learn more about inclusion across the community and ways to foster an inclusive environment for your loved one.


September 2, 2014, 12 pm CST - Register by clicking here
Safety Issues in the Home and School
Presented by Rebeca Flores, RD and Jeanna Martinez, CCLS
There are many safety concerns to be considered for people with ASD. Wandering and drowning are of great concern to the entire community, and there are other environmental safety concerns to consider. Learn more about these considerations and ways to protect your loved one with ASD.


October 7, 2014, 12 pm CST - Register by clicking here
Overview of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet: What the research tells us, who may benefit, and how to do it right.
Presented by Kelly Barnhill, MBA, CN, CCN
This presentation will cover what the research tell us about this dietary intervention, who may benefit from implementing this diet, and what symptoms may improve when it is done correctly.


November 4, 2014, 12 pm CST - Register by clicking here
Science Doesn’t Have to Be Scary: Critical Thinking Guidelines for Parents
Presented by Anissa Ryland
Determining which intervention plan or therapies a child with an ASD may need can be challenging. Marketing materials, testimonials, news stories, referrals and recommendations can make the task overwhelming. Learning how to find and understand research and how to employ critical thinking skills allows parents to make informed choices and communicate more productively with their clinicians and caregivers. This presentation will cover the components of published scientific research as well as questions and strategies to employ when evaluating treatment options.


December 9, 2014, 12 pm CST - Register by clicking here
Strategies for Increasing Language and Communication
Presented by Regan Fitzgerald, MED, BCBA
One of the most common concerns parents of children with ASD note is an inability to communicate with their child. Learn more about behavior management techniques and general strategies to increase language and other communication skills in people with ASD.