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WorkshopASD Virtual Conference April 8th and 9th
DepartmentESU 8 - SPED
Default ContactRuth Miller
Default LocationESU 8 Conference Rooms A & B
Description021- ASD Network State Conference

This conference will be held virtually for attendees.

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote: Attitude Changes Everything - Doc Brown

10:15 AM -10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Breakout Sessions
-Autism: A Personal Perspective -Ryan Foley, DeAnn Foley

-Supports and Strategies for Our New Unpredictable World Melissa Miller

-Using Motivating Operations to Increase Communication and Social Skills - Jessy Johnson, Erin Daugherty

-Best Practices in Early Intervention Services for Young Children with Autism (Birth to 5) Teri McGill, Annette Wragge, Jamie Lewis

-Building a Better Program for your Students with Extensive Supports Needs (Part1) - Robert Pennington

-A Q&A with the Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership - Brian Wojcik,Tobias Orr, May Faith, BrookeHarrie, Angie Ransom

11:45 AM 12:45 PM Break

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Breakout Sessions
-Beyond High School: Building Your Best Life in Uncertain Times DianeMarti, Carol Salber, Natalie Swift

-Beyond Requesting: Using Visuals to Build Communication Throughout a Child's Day - Diane Ellis, Patricia Bedell, Sarah Lach

-Journey to Implementation of District Wide Verbal Behavior Programming: The good, the bad and the manding sessions! - Kelli Krause

-Paraeducator Perspective- A Key Piece of the Puzzle- Kristin Nelson, Mary Harris

-Sensory Activities to Support Self-Regulation with Individuals who have more Complex Needs - Kelsey Klatt, Melissa Miller

-Building a Better Program for your Students with Extensive Supports Needs (Part2) - Robert Pennington

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Break

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM  Breakout Sessions
-A spectrum of voices: Listening to young adults with ASD - Mitzi Ritzman and Panel

-Blueprints for Literacy and Language Strategies for Students with ASD - Kelli Krause

-Parenting is Hard! Uncover the Fog in Life to Discover the Real You Again - Wendy Andersen

-Girls with ASD: Masking, Mental Health, and Methods to Support - Nicole Heller, Teri McGill, Beth Klootwyk, Jennifer Johnson

-Teaching Writing to Students with Extensive Supports Needs - Robert Pennington

Friday, April 9th, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote: Mental Health,IDEA and Autism. - Karen Haase

10:15 AM -10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions
-Transition in Special Education: Hot Topics and Key Considerations - Karen Haase

-Partnering with Family Caregivers to Improve the Healthcare Experience for Children Diagnosed with ASD - Patricia Sullivan

-Seeking Input on Approval, Accreditation and Accountability: Rule 10 Policy Revisions for Nebraska School Systems- Micki Charf, Lane Carr

-Sensory Processing: Overview and Strategies - (Part 1) Cara Woundy, Jamie Lewis (WEBINAR)

-Making Friendships A Reality: Resources and Tips for Offering the PEERS: Social Skills Training Program Virtually - Medea Henke, Mary Schlieder, Annette Wragge

-PEAK Relational Training System Overview - Abby Pfister, Jen Quaranta

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Break

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Breakout Sessions

-Preparing Young Adults with ASD for Employment - Michaela Ahrens

-Sensory Processing: Self-Advocacy and Strategies - (Part 2) Cara Woundy, Jamie Lewis (WEBINAR)

-The Preschool Life Skills Curriculum - Tony Cammilleri

-Circle of Friends: How to Provide Peer Support at School for Students with ASD - Mary Schlieder, Paige Arlt, Bobbi Moraski, Medea Henke, Jen Faz, Abbey Painter

-Evaluating the Assistive Technology Needs of Students with Autism - Brian Wojcik

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Break

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM 
Keynote: A foundation and Framework for Providing Sexuality Education to Individuals with Autism - Jason Travers

Keynote: Compassionately Addressing Challenging Behavior Megan Miller

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Conference Wrap Up

PrerequisitesRegister for the ASD Conference through the ASD website
AudienceASD Conference attendees
Materials Requiredlaptops