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November
12
Tuesday
Toilet Training Workshop Series
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to Tuesday, November 26, 2019
2 PM to 4 PM

This series was created for caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities who have toileting concerns. The primary focus of this two-part workshop is on urine training.

Part 1: Nov. 12, 2019

Caregivers will learn several strategies to increase toileting success at home.

Part 2: Nov. 26, 2019

The second session will be an opportunity to discuss successes and challenges and develop new action plans with a professional who has years of toilet training experience.

Registration:

The cost is to attend both sessions is $45. Registration is required prior to attendance. Contact Michelle Denney to register for this workshop.

Once your registration request is received, you will receive a link for payment. Once your payment is received, a confirmation receipt will be emailed to you, and you will be placed on the confirmed list.

You will receive an informational email one week prior to the workshop. All workshops will be held at Marcus Autism Center.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any workshop. Workshops are for caregivers only; childcare is not available.

Questions may be directed to Michelle Denney.

September
04
Wednesday
Toddler Workshop Series - September
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 to Wednesday, September 25, 2019
4 PM to 5 PM

This four-week informational workshop series held on Wednesdays, September 4 to September 25 will help families learn more about their child’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis and how to build social and communication skills at home. A multidisciplinary team from psychology and speech-language pathology will present this workshop.

Parents will be provided with resources, handouts and opportunities to learn new strategies to use at home with their child.

Note: Family participation includes up to two caregivers per family and one child under 36 months old to practice and model skills.

Registration:

Part 1: Sept. 4, 2019

Part 2: Sept 25, 2019

The cost to attend this workshop series is $200 for up to two caregivers and one child under 36 months old with autism. Registration and payment are required prior to attending the first session.

Contact Natalie Brane to register for this workshop. Space is limited to four families per series. Registration will be confirmed when payment is received.

Questions may be directed to Natalie Brane.

June
23
Sunday
Camp You B You Sleepaway Camp
Sunday, June 23, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019
9 AM to 4 PM
You B You Sleepaway Camp is a week-long camp for children ages 8-16 with autism or related disorders who present with moderate to high functioning skills. June 23-28, 2019. Wait list available.
September
10
Tuesday
How to Manage Problem Behavior Workshop Series
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Tuesday, September 17, 2019
4 PM to 6 PM

This workshop was created for caregivers of children with autism who engage in mild to moderate problem behavior that is disruptive to their daily lives. This two-part workshop will help caregivers recognize the reasons behind their child’s problem behavior, learn how to use this information to develop interventions and provide specific recommendations that families can use at home.

Registration:

Part 1: Sept. 10, 2019

Part 2: Sept. 17, 2019

The cost to attend this workshop series is $45. Registration is required prior to attendance. Contact Michelle Denney to register.

Once your registration request is received, you will receive a link for payment. Once your payment is received, a confirmation receipt will be emailed to you, and you will be placed on the confirmed list.

You will receive an informational email one week prior to the workshop. All workshops will be held at Marcus Autism Center.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any workshop. Workshops are for caregivers only; unfortunately, childcare is not available.

Questions may be directed to Michelle Denney.

October
16
Wednesday
Social Skills Education for Caregivers Workshop
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
2 PM to 4 PM

Taking what they learn in a structured setting and applying it in real life can be difficult for children and teens who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Research suggests that peer and parent training helps to improve and maintain social skills. This workshop helps caregivers of children with autism work through social difficulties. Attendees will learn specific techniques to use in the home and community to maintain social skills.

Registration:

The fee to attend this workshop is $25. Registration is required prior to attendance. Contact Michelle Denney to register.

Once your registration request is received, you will receive a link for payment. Once your payment is received, a confirmation receipt will be emailed to you, and you will be placed on the confirmed list. You will receive an informational email one week prior to the workshop. The workshop will be held at Marcus Autism Center.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any workshop. Workshops are for caregivers only; unfortunately, childcare is not available.

Questions may be directed to Michelle Denney.

June
21
Friday
Stress Reduction and Social Competence for Caregivers
Friday, June 21, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019
3 PM to 5 PM

This eight-session clinical service aims to reduce stress commonly experienced by caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Using Cognitively Based Compassion Training (CBCT®), a mindfulness and compassion training program developed at Emory University, caregivers will learn practical skills for self- and social-regulation. This course is led by Samuel Fernandez-Carriba, PhD, a licensed bilingual clinical psychologist with expertise in developmental disabilities and certified in CBCT. 

The program consists of two sections of four weekly sessions. Each session will include instruction, group discussion, a 30-minute period of guided meditation and at-home assignments. Participants who enroll in Part 1 (English or Spanish) will be invited to register for Part 2.

Program dates

Program conducted in Spanish: 

  • Part 1: March 15, 2019, through April 5, 2019, Fridays, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Part 2: May 3, 2019, through May 24, 2019, Fridays, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Program conducted in English 

  • Phase 1: June 21, June 28, no session July 5, July 12, July 19 Fridays 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Phase 2: July 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 9, Aug. 16, Fridays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Registration

The cost to attend this program is $180 for one caregiver for each section. Registration and payment are due before the first day for each section. When requested, a superbill will be provided that may be submitted for reimbursement to an eligible insurance. A limited number of scholarships may be available. 

Childcare will be provided during the meetings if requested in advance.

Contact Christa Aoki, PhD, with questions or to register. 

This initiative is funded by the Marcus Autism Center Clinical Innovation Fund.

June
03
Monday
Camp You B You Day Camp
Monday, June 3, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019
9 AM to 4 PM

Camp You B You's three-week day camp offers social skills building in an inclusive setting for children ages 5 to 12 who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and moderate to high-functioning skills. The 2019 Camp You B You day camp will take place June 3, through June 21 (Monday through Friday). This is a three-week camp experience. All accepted campers must be registered for all three weeks (no exceptions).

The focus of social skill instruction will be to encourage participation and foster social interactions with peers while having fun and getting a true camp experience. Campers will have the opportunity to learn and practice these skills in a supportive environment while playing interactive games, swimming and going on field trips alongside their peers.

Campers must be completely toilet trained and should be able to function within a 4-to-1 camper-to-counselor ratio. In addition, campers should be able to respond to instructions with minimal prompting and respond vocally to questions by consistently speaking in phrases and/or sentences. Campers must have no current instances of elopement (i.e., running off), aggressive behavior or disruptive behavior.

The cost is $800 to attend the three-week program.

Registration is not yet open for 2020.