6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Working in a Family’s Home: Key Points You Need to Understand: (OCCSI Staff Only) Gain an understanding of the diversity and complexities of families, parenting styles and values that can influence and impact the work; learn to identify behaviors and situations that present challenges e.g., boundaries, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, accepting gifts, etc.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Social Skill Building for Children 12 and Under with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Learn strategies for teaching social and communication skills, and the “hidden social rules”. While most people learn through experience/observation; people with ASD need to be taught. If not, consequences can lead to isolation, depression, bullying, more.
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Could I be Contributing to that Problem Behavior?
Explore Reinforcement basics, how to apply schedules, importance of consistency, simple strategies to approach & engage