Upcoming Workshops for Parents and Professionals


Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder • Jersey City, NJ

Monday, August 21 • 10am to 12pm

Family Partners of Hudson County
911 Bergen Avenue, Suite 2
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Individuals with ASD have complex and unique needs. Unfortunately, there is much misinformation about autism, so it’s important to learn the facts about what the diagnosis entails and how it may affect each individual. Current research findings and diagnostic criteria will be explained in a clear and practical way along with general best-practice information on meeting these critical needs.

Presented by: Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA, Autism New Jersey Education and Training Clinical Coordinator
Hosted by: Family Partners of Hudson County

The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, contact Yazmin Maldonado at ymaldonado@familypartnershc.org by Thursday, August 18.

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Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior • Jersey City, NJ

Monday, August 21 • 1pm to 3pm

Family Partners of Hudson County
911 Bergen Avenue, Suite 2
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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 and significantly improve quality of life.

Presented by: Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA, Autism New Jersey Education and Training Clinical Coordinator
Hosted by: Family Partners of Hudson County

The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, contact Yazmin Maldonado at ymaldonado@familypartnershc.org by Thursday, August 18. 

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School Discipline • North Brunswick, NJ

Friday, August 25, 2017 • 10am to 12pm

Coordinated Family Care 
30 Silver Line Drive, Suite 1
North Brunswick, NJ 08902 

School discipline is often misunderstood. Discipline of students with disabilities is governed by general education laws and the additional requirements of the federal and state special education laws. This presentation will review the laws that apply and protections that should be in place for students with disabilities. 

Presented by: Elena Graziosi, M.Ed., Autism New Jersey Information Services Manager 
Hosted by: Family Support Organization of Middlesex

The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, contact Anarai Meza at 732.287.8701 x200 by August 18.

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Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior • North Brunswick, NJ

Friday, August 25, 2017 • 1pm to 3pm

Coordinated Family Care 
30 Silver Line Drive, Suite 1
North Brunswick, NJ 08902 

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 and significantly improve quality of life.

Presented by: Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA, Autism New Jersey Education and Training Clinical Coordinator  
Hosted by: Family Support Organization of Middlesex

The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, contact Anarai Meza at 732.287.8701 x200 by August 18. 

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Navigating School Services • Fair Lawn, NJ

Monday, September 18, 2017 • 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Family Support Orgaznization of Bergen County
0-108 29th Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07401

Accessing appropriate educational services requires an understanding of the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) document and its function. This workshop will identify the components of an IEP and how to use those components to build appropriate services including in-home behavioral supports when necessary. Additionally, a discussion of 504 services will be included. Content will be relevant for those caring for individuals from ages 3 through 21.

Presented by: Elena Graziosi, M.Ed., Information Services Manager at Autism New Jersey
Hosted by: Family Support Organization of Bergen County

This workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register contact, Lauren Salvodon at ls@fsobergen.org or call 201.796.6209 x102 by Tuesday, November 21. **Adult supervision is available for youth 5 years and older while caregiver is attending workshop. Please note when registering if you would like this service. 

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Adult Services in New Jersey • North Branch, NJ

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 • 10:30am to 12:30pm OR 7pm to 9pm

The Midland School
94 Readington Road
North Branch, NJ 08876

Designed for parents with children of transition age, this workshop will discuss how to access adult services in New Jersey and also provide perspective on the public policies that affect them. The workshop will last for two hours and is being repeated during two sessions in the morning and evening for your convenience.

Presented by: Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fisher; Suzanne Buchanan, Psy.D., BCBA-D and Eric Eberman, M.S.Ed., of Autism New Jersey
Hosted by: Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren Counties

The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required.  

 


Understanding School Refusal • Somerville, NJ

Thursday, October 26, 2017 • 6pm to 8pm

EmPoWER Family Success Center
34 W. Main St, Suite 201
Somerville NJ 08876 

School refusal can be an extremely challenging situation for parents and schools alike. For families, school refusal can add stress to what already is a challenging situation. This workshop describes school refusal and offers suggestions on parent/professional partnerships to lessen its frequency.

Presented by: Elena Graziosi, M.Ed., Autism New Jersey Information Services Manager 
Hosted by: Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren Counties

The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, contact Aimee Ruiz at aruiz@fso-hsw.org or 908.223.1191.

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Transition to Adulthood • Fair Lawn, NJ

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 • 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Family Support Orgaznization of Bergen County
0-108 29th Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07401

Parents often describe transitioning to adulthood as “falling off a cliff.” In order to prepare for the landscape of adult service systems, a plan for transitioning should begin in the high school years. Knowledge of the adult service systems and the requirements for eligibility can aid in preparations. This workshop demonstrates effective transition planning as part of the IEP process and also describes the landscape of adult services. Content will be relevant for those caring for individuals from ages 10 through 21.

Presented by: Elena Graziosi, M.Ed., Information Services Manager at Autism New Jersey
Hosted by: Family Support Organization of Bergen County

This workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register contact, Lauren Salvodon at ls@fsobergen.org or call 201.796.6209 x102 by Tuesday, November 21. **Adult supervision is available for youth 5 years and older while caregiver is attending workshop. Please note when registering if you would like this service.

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Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior • Phillipsburg, NJ

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 • 6pm to 8pm

Early Childhood Learning Center
459 Center Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

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 and significantly improve quality of life.

Presented by: Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA, Autism New Jersey Education and Training Clinical Coordinator 
Hosted by: Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren Counties

The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, contact Aimee Ruiz at aruiz@fso-hsw.org or 908.223.1191. 

Download the workshop flyer>> 


 


Plan a Workshop

Did you know that Autism New Jersey can come to your school, agency or community group and provide a training for your staff, parents or members?

We can tailor content to groups such as:

  • Special or general education teachers
  • preschool staff or day care providers
  • paraprofessionals
  • child study team
  • adult service providers

Some of our most requested topics include overviews of autism or ABA, communication, challenging behavior, IEPs, and transition planning. Fees apply.

To request a workshop, contact Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA at 609.588.8200 x16 or email sflamini@autismnj.org.


 

IEP Meeting

Service Navigation Topics

  • Insurance Mandate (Autism/DD)
  • Navigating Schools Services -- A GPS for the IEP
  • Strategic Approaches to the IEP (3-21 years)
  • Empowering Parents as Advocates
  • Guardianship and Estate Planning
  • Transition to Adulthood (10-21 years)
  • Accessing Adult Services
  • Medicaid and SSI 

Clinical Topics

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ABA 101:  Understanding the Basic  Principles
  • Making Informed Choices about Autism Intervention
  • Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior
  • Beyond the ABCs and 123s:  Effective Early Education for Young Children with Autism Diagnosis
  • Functional Communication Skills for Children with Autism
  • Maximizing the Respite Care Experience
  • Taking Care of Yourself when your Child has Autism

AUTISM NEW JERSEY
500 Horizon Drive, Suite 530 Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: 609.588.8200; 800.4.AUTISM | Fax: 609.588.8858
Email: information@autismnj.org

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