On Saturday, October 14, 2023 Autism Services, Inc. and the Autism Society Western New York are pleased to present our live virtual workshop, “Excelling with Autism: Techniques to Ensure Success at Home, School, and Work,” presented by Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D. Dr. Myles, formerly a professor at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of several awards, including the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome (GRASP) Divine Neurotypical Award, and American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Champion. She has made over 3000 presentations all over the world and written more than 300 articles and books on ASD. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.
This session provides instructional strategies that match the unique learning style and neurology of autistic people, promotes generalization across environments, and supports independence. You will learn to:

  • Teach a skill from start to finish.
  • Promote independent learning in autistic individuals.
  • Maximize learning across environments and across the lifespan.
  • Learn how we can help autistic children and adults reach their potential.

In addition, attendees will be introduced to a framework, the Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) that can be easily used to ensure that (a) necessary skills are taught and (b) supports are provided in a meaningful way when they are needed. CAPS, which is designed to be used at home, school, postsecondary education, and on the job, makes it possible for parents, all professionals working with the individual and the individual, themselves, to understand what skills and supports are needed for success.

This workshop is geared towards individuals with ASD, parents, and professionals.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering ASHA CEU credit through the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Western New York (SHAWNY), and New York State Education Department Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy State Board Approved Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/COTAs/PTs/PTAs through Associated Physical and Occupational Therapists, PLLC (APOT)! Both SHAWNY and APOT are co-sponsors of this workshop.

Please note that all webinar materials (i.e. registration links, handouts, continuing education credit forms/survey links, etc.) will be e-mailed to attendees approximately 1-2 days prior to the workshop. If you have a PayPal account, the e-mail associated with that account will be used for all correspondence including Zoom links and all webinar materials. This is a live event and will be broadcast in Eastern Standard Time.

Online registration is now available at https://autism-services-inc.org/resources/semi-annual-workshops/. Please note that as this is a virtual event there will be no mail-in registration. The deadline to register is October 11, 2023. No refunds after 10/4/23. Thanks and we hope to see you there!