Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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Autism Spectrum Disorder is not a static state for those on the spectrum. Change and growth is a realistic and achievable goal and as the only PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Service) Program in New York State that is authorized to provide these recovery services to those whose primary challenge is ASD, Jawonio PROmiSe has been involved in this innovation for several years. Our staff and participants will describe how a recovery-oriented program can contribute to the achievement of life goals identified by our members. This training is available on site at Jawonio Autism Resource Training Center or virtually. This training is offered in partnership with Jawonio.
We will discuss the benefits and the impact a healthy lifestyle can produce in the lives of individuals with Autism. We will touch on topics such as nutrition, the impact of food on the body, the benefits of routines and rules, and finally how physical activity and exercise can develop and enhance your child's/student's life not only physically but socially. This training is available on site at Jawonio Autism Resource Training Center or virtually. This training is offered in partnership with Jawonio.
Autism: Understanding the Diagnosis will go in-depth on understanding intellectual disabilities, more specifically autism spectrum disorder. Identifying what might we expect will assist us in how to support individuals with behaviors and work towards establishing a better quality of life. We will cover different approaches on how to be respectful of all individuals in the community/school and promoting growth and independence. This training is available on site at Jawonio Autism Resource Training Center or virtually. This training is offered in partnership with Jawonio.

4. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Autism - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 12/7/2021 to 12/8/2021

This 2 day presentation is designed to build a basic awareness and history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Participants will also learn:
The purpose of the ADA Amendments, why they were necessary, and the impact the amendments had on the ADA.
How the ADA applies to facilities and services of public entities.
Public accommodation
Effective communication and the accessibility of goods and services.
You must attend both session to be marked complete. This training is delivered via Zoom. This training is offered in partnership with Jawonio. Michele Green is the District Coordinator for Workforce Development & Business Relations at ACCES VR.
Autism: Behavior Planning - We discuss when a behavioral intervention is called for, the A*B*C Chart, target behaviors, the functional analysis, contextual factors, pro-active strategies, teaching alternative behaviors, re-active strategies, reinforcers, de-escalation techniques, and data collection. This training is available on site at Jawonio Autism Resource Training Center or virtually. This training is offered in partnership with Jawonio.