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Autism Workshops

The Pieces of Autism

Date: Friday, January 15, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center, Conference Room A, Lower Level
Cost: $50
Description: This workshop will provide parents and professionals with an overview of the etiology, symptoms and treatments for autism spectrum disorder. It is designed as an introductory workshop for those new to working with children with autism. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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Sleeping & Toilet Training

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Cost: $150 full day/$75 half day
Description: Participants will learn about the sleeping patterns of children with autism and strategies for promoting a healthy night’s sleep. Participants will also learn about evidence- based toileting strategies successful in teaching learners with autism spectrum disorders Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis

Date: Thursday, August 11 – Friday, August 12, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Clinic's Lyndhurst Campus, Birch & Elm 2 (1950 Richmond Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio)
Cost: $300
Description: This workshop provides an overview of Applied Behavior Analysis to those who have direct contact with a child with autism. Participants will learn about symptoms and characteristic of autism, teaching principles of ABA, and troubleshooting ABA programming. A basic overview of the functions of behavior and behavior management tips will also be covered. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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Advances Concepts in Applied Behavior Analysis

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Clinic's Lyndhurst Campus, Birch & Elm 2 (1950 Richmond Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio)
Cost: $150
Description: This workshop is appropriate for professionals or those who have completed the Basic Foundations workshop. Designed to further knowledge of behavioral concepts and techniques, participants will learn about the functional assessment of behavior process, antecedent interventions, replacement behaviors, consequence interventions, data collection procedures and analysis, and ethical considerations. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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Autism and Fathers: Conversation, Education, and Support

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism (located on Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation campus)
Cost: Free
Description: This two-hour conversation for fathers with children affected by autism will discuss ways to interact with your child and help your child deal with everyday challenges. The conversation will focus on trials and tribulations faced by fathers and we will celebrate the value of fathers with children of autism.

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Introduction to Autism for Grandparents

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism (located on Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation campus)
Cost: Free
Description: This two-hour conversation for grandparents or caregivers of a child with autism will include a brief overview of autism spectrum disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis. Tips will be given on how to interact with a child with autism and ways in which you can help that child deal with the challenges he or she faces daily, your own fears and anxieties, and celebrating successes. Ways in which you can discuss autism with other family members will also be covered.

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Paraprofessionals Workshop on Behavioral Techniques

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Cost: $150
Description: This workshop will provide paraprofessionals working with learners with autism skills and techniques for successful behavior management and instruction. Participants will learn how to facilitate social interactions, communication, class participation, independence and activities of daily living using Applied Behavior Analysis strategies. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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ABA 1 SERIES ($175 for series commitment)

Reinforcement

Date: Friday, January 22, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Cost: $75
Description: The first workshop in ABA (applied behavior analysis) 1 introduces the concept of reinforcement to strengthen adaptive behavior and increase the likelihood that it will occur in the future. Reinforcement is critical in the behavioral treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Participants will learn about positive and negative reinforcement, reinforcer effectiveness, reinforcement preference assessments and reinforcer assessments. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.


Prompting & Data Collection

Date: Friday, February 19, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Cost: $75
Description: The second ABA 1 workshop introduces the concept of prompting. Prompting is an antecedent strategy used in behavioral treatment of autism spectrum disorders to teach skills and adaptive behaviors. Participants will learn about the various types of prompts, the prompting hierarchy, prompt fading procedures as well as how to collect prompt data. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.


Discrete Trial Teaching & Data Collection

Date: Friday, September 26, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Cost: $75
Description: The third ABA 1 workshop introduces discrete trial teaching, commonly known as DTT. DTT is an instructional procedure that breaks skills down into small parts and systematically teaches each step using prompting and reinforcement. Participants will learn about the components of a discrete trial and task analyses, as well as effective use of antecedent strategies to maximize instruction and skill acquisition. Participants will practice the procedure and data collection.

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ABA 2 SERIES ($125 for series commitment)

Antecedent Strategies for Challenging Behavior: The Proactive Approach

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center, Conference Room C, 8th Floor
Cost: $75
Description: The first workshop in the ABA 2 series provides an introduction to antecedent strategies for challenging behavior. Antecedent strategies are proactive procedures that consist of environmental manipulations designed to reduce challenging behavior and increase replacement or adaptive behaviors. Participants will learn about general antecedent strategies that can be implemented prior to a functional behavior assessment. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Behavioral Functions, Data Collection, and Assessment

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Cost: $75
Description: In the second workshop in the ABA 2 series, participants will learn about functions that maintain challenging or maladaptive behaviors and go into further discussion on specific antecedent strategies based upon behavioral function. Behavioral assessments for determining function and developing a behavior intervention plan will be covered. Ethical considerations in the functional analysis process will be addressed.

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High Functioning Autism Series ($75 for series commitment)

Organizational Skills for Learners with HFA

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center, Conference Room C, 8th Floor
Cost: $50
Date: Thursday September 1, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center, Conference Room C, 8th Floor
Cost: $50
Description: The first workshop designed for professionals and parents supporting learners with high functioning autism introduces strategies to assist with daily organization. Executive Functioning will be discussed and specific strategies for facilitating successful organization and management skills. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Social Skills for Learners with HFA

Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Cost: $50
Date: Thursday September 22, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Cost: $50
Description: The second workshop designed for professionals and parents supporting learners with high functioning autism introduces strategies to assist with the development of social skills. Participants will learn about methodologies and teaching strategies for developing social cognition and skills. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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ABA for Teacher's Series($100 for series commitment)

Classroom Behavior Management

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Cost:$50
Description: The first workshop in the series will provide educators an overview of effective classroom behavior management strategies to support learners with challenging behavior.  Participants will learn about visual supports, token economies, level systems, and environmental and curricular modifications.

Antecedent Strategies: Being Proactive

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Cost: $50
Description: The second workshop introduces educators to specific antecedent strategies that can be implemented in educational settings to provide additional support to children with challenging behavior. Participants will learn about the High-P procedure, non-contingent reinforcement, the Premack Principle and other behavioral antecedent strategies.

Executive Functioning Challenges in School

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Cost: $50
Description: The last workshop introduces educators to specific challenges learners with executive functioning difficulties face in academic settings. Participants will learn about the use of schedule systems, organizational strategies and other tools to facilitate success.

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Registration Information

  • Please register as early as possible. Seating is limited and space cannot be reserved without payment or purchase order.
  • Parking at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism and Independence Family Health Center is free and located on-site.
    Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshops in order to be signed in at the front desk.
  • Please contact Sheree Sims (216.636.7528) in Patient Financial Services to handle payment and/or invoices. Only those individuals who have pre-paid will be allowed to attend the workshop.