Webinars and Presenations

Stay tuned for more webinars coming up in 2015…

We have many exciting speakers and topics to be scheduled, including a comprehensive presentation on how to understand and get the most from your insurance policy, an update on the obstacles and strategies for employment for people with ASD, strategies for getting the most out of your summer, feeding, and more.

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

Missed a webinar? Don’t worry, presentations from the 2013-2014 schedule are archived on The Johnson Center YouTube Channel.                         
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*  These webinars are offered free of charge
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Past Presentations include:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.