Parent Workshops and Webinars

Autism New Jersey offers parents workshops on a variety of topics. For more information on any workshop, call 800.4.AUTISM.


Through the support of DCF’s Children’s System of Care (CSOC), Autism New Jersey is pleased to offer the following free sessions on several frequently requested topics. Come to one or all to learn about strategies you can try at home, best practices for instruction and addressing unsafe behavior, advocating for your child, and taking care of yourself. Contact Elizabeth Neumann, M.A., BCaBA at 609.588.8200, ext. 45 or eneumann@autismnj.org with questions about the workshop content, and contact the host Family Support Organization to register. Seating may be limited, so advanced registration is required. We look forward to seeing you there!

To download the Parent Workshop flyer, click here.


 

Making Informed Choices about Autism Intervention

9am to 12pm

Family Support Organization of Essex • 60 Evergreen Place, Suite 407 • East Orange, NJ 07018

Presented by: Suzanne Buchanan, Psy.D., BCBA-D of Autism New Jersey

With the wide variety of treatment approaches marketed for autism, can parents know where to start, what to try, and which ones may be right for their child? Participants will be directed to resources that assess the credibility of various interventions, learn how to objectively measure their effectiveness, and understand what current research indicates about the most popular options. This workshop will benefit families looking to make sense of treatment claims or evaluate their children’s current programs. 

To register, contact:  Yvonne Garrett Moore • FSO of Essex County  • 973.395.1441 x 23   •  moorey@fsoec.org

 

Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior

6pm to 9pm

Family-Based Services Association  •  6 Industrial Way, Suite D  •  Eatontown, NJ 07724

Presented by: Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA of Autism New Jersey

Understanding why a challenging behavior is occurring is crucial to developing a plan to address it. Participants will learn about identifying common functions of challenging behaviors, implementing strategies for preventing and changing behaviors, and monitoring progress. Learn a 7-step plan involving proactive steps that can be taken to teach more appropriate behaviors that can significantly improve your child’s quality of life.

To register, contact: Family-Based Services Association   •  732.542.4502   •  info@fbsanj.org

 

Navigating School-Aged Services

6pm to 9pm

Family-Based Services Association  •  6 Industrial Way, Suite D  •  Eatontown, NJ 07724 

Presented by: Amy Smith of Autism New Jersey

Attending IEP meetings can be an overwhelming experience. Parents can become empowered with information and knowledge about their children’s rights by attending this workshop. Since the IEP is the document that drives services for school-aged children, it is vitally important to maximize its potential. Practical tips about participating in the IEP meeting and an in-depth review of the IEP document as well as an extensive question and answer period will take place.  

To register, contact: Family-Based Services Association   •  732.542.4502   •  info@fbsanj.org

 

Taking Care of Yourself When Your Child has Autism

11am to 1pm

Family Support Organization of Essex • 60 Evergreen Place, Suite 407 • East Orange, NJ 07018 

Presented by: Suzanne Buchanan, Psy.D., BCBA-D of Autism New Jersey

Come to this open forum to discuss how you handle stressful situations. Practical strategies for coping with stress will be discussed. Participants will be encouraged to share experiences about how they maintain energy, enthusiasm, humor, and a positive outlook on life. The entire family benefits when parents can manage the challenges and enjoy the good times. This discussion will enhance your mind, body, and spirit.

To register, contact:  Yvonne Garrett Moore • FSO of Essex County  • 973.395.1441 x 23   •  moorey@fsoec.org

 

Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior

 11am to 1pm

Family Support Organization of Essex • 60 Evergreen Place, Suite 407 • East Orange, NJ 07018 

Presented by: Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA of Autism New Jersey

Understanding why a challenging behavior is occurring is crucial to developing a plan to address it. Participants will learn about identifying common functions of challenging behaviors, implementing strategies for preventing and changing behaviors, and monitoring progress. Learn a 7-step plan involving proactive steps that can be taken to teach more appropriate behaviors that can significantly improve your child’s quality of life.

To register, contact:  Yvonne Garrett Moore • FSO of Essex County  • 973.395.1441 x 23   •  moorey@fsoec.org


 

Webinars

Guardianship and Estate Planning

Presented by the Law Firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. 

Wills, Trusts, Social Security, Medicaid…Planning for the future for your child with autism can be complicated. Should you have bonds and savings accounts in your child’s name? Who should you designate as guardians for your child(ren)? When should you begin this process? This webinar will help you to understand the issues surrounding your decisions when planning for the future. 



April 20, 2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Woodbridge, NJ

Join us for our conference focused exclusively on the transition to adulthood. Learn more>>