Family Collaboration Training (FC)

Required - 5 hours.

Training within this category focus on collaborating and teaming with families to address dynamics that may impact supports and services for children with autism (e.g., parental stress, siblings, resistance to service delivery).

Training in this section count toward the 5 hours of Family Collaboration training within the Act 62 Behavior Specialist License requirements.

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This session outlines the fundamental steps of Discovery, proper team functioning, family and job seeker roles, developing the Three Vocational Themes and the Lists of Twenty, using informational interviews with employers, and moving beyond the traditional job search mentality.

Credit Hours: 1.5

This presentation describes the Bio-behavioral inpatient program for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at Western Psychiatric Institute, which is based on best practice, focused on outcomes, and centered on family and consumer needs.

Credit Hours: 1.5

This training uses a lifespan format to address stress experienced by families rearing a child with disabilities. The speaker presents what she calls "scholarship with a heart" to examine how families cope, adapt, and grow through the challenges of living with a child with a disability and how family members nurture and support the child's developmental journey to adulthood.

This training addresses ABA.

Credit Hours: 1.5

This session summarizes research-based strategies to support siblings of individuals with ASD. Common concerns of siblings at different ages are described, along with specific approaches to address these concerns.

This training addresses ABA.

Credit Hours: 1.5

This session shares information about the Family Teaching Model, which is a community-based residential model for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, offering desired lifestyle outcomes. It was developed in Lawrence, Kansas, where a trained couple and their family members live (typically in a duplex) immediately adjacent to 3 or 4 people with significant needs, and where the couple is responsible for supervision, teaching, care, and quality of life.

Credit Hours: 1.5

From his extensive experience, Dr. John McGonigle offers strategies and tips to getting needed services and supports to participants and families. Particularly, Dr. McGonigle addresses those participants and families that may pose a barrier to service delivery.

This training addresses ABA.

Credit Hour:1