UWAC Workshops

Current Workshops

January 9 – February 27, 2019 – Parent Coaching Group
February 23, 2019 – Addressing Challenging Behaviors
March 13, 2019 – Autism, Adolescence, and Puberty
April 26, 2019 – Autism and Anxiety
May 14-15, 2019 – ADOS-2 Intro/Clinical Workshop
May 16, 2019 – ADOS-2 Toddler Module Workshop
May 17, 2019 – ABA Basics for Providers

 


Infant-Toddler Clinic Parent Coaching Group

WHEN
Wednesdays
January 9 – February 27, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
WHERE
UWAC – Seattle
Portage Bay Building Room 233
Cost (per family):
Single session = $50 per session
Package of any 4 sessions = $175
Package of all 8 sessions = $350
*Package discounts will be applied after we receive your registration form.

In this small group format, parents will receive coaching and feedback from instructors while practicing strategies to support their child’s development. Parents will attend with their child with autism or children for whom there may be concerns about autism. They will receive information about tweaks they can make while playing or interacting with their child that can lead to increases in four main goal areas for very young children with autism.

In this coaching group:
– Parents will learn instructional strategies that they can incorporate into regular daily routines and play with their child.
– Parents will meet with other parents and gain support and opportunities to build community with other parents.
– Children will increase skills in four areas: focusing on faces, taking turns, requesting and social imitation.

Parent(s) and child are required to attend each session together. We recommend that families attend all 8 weeks of the coaching group.

Who should attend: Parents AND their young child with autism (or concerns about ASD) 0-3 years of age.

Content level: Beginner

Ashley PenneyRobin FinlaysonFacilitators: , PhD, BCBA-D, LBA and , MEd, BCBA, LBA

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Addressing Challenging Behaviors

WHEN
Saturday, February 23, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE
UWAC – Tacoma
Cherry Parkes Building
Room 338A
COST: $155 per person

Non-compliance, aggression, and eloping can get in the way of everyday activities from going out into the community to learning in school. Understanding how factors in our environment can increase or decrease challenging behaviors is important.

Course Objectives:

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • How to determine the function of a behavior
  • To understand challenging behaviors in students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Common motivations or functions of challenging behaviors
  • How to identify and teach replacement behaviors
  • Strategies to prevent challenging behaviors and how to manage them when they occur

Who should attend: Parents, providers, and educators of individuals with ASD of all grade levels

Content level: Beginner to intermediate

Clock hours: OSPI clock hours (6 hours max) available for an additional fee

Instructors: Patricia Matestic, PhD and Kathryn Holley, MEd, BCBA, LBA

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Autism, Adolescence, and Puberty

WHEN
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE
UWAC – Tacoma
Cherry Parkes Building
Room 338A
COST: $155 per person

It’s never too early to talk about adolescence and puberty!  In this training participants will learn the ins and outs of adolescence and puberty with a focus on autistic individuals. We will cover the physical, emotional, and social changes that occur, as well as, learn strategies to navigate this complex time.

Course Objectives:

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn strategies for talking about adolescence and puberty with individuals with ASD
  • Learn strategies to help individuals understand and cope with natural changes
  • Learn how social relationships are impacted by adolescence and puberty

Who should attend: Parents, providers, and educators of individuals with ASD of all grade levels

Content level: Beginner

Clock hours: OSPI clock hours (6 hours max) available for an additional fee

Instructor: Kathryn Holley, MEd, BCBA, LBA

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Autism and Anxiety

WHEN
Friday, April 26, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE
UWAC – Tacoma
Cherry Parkes Building
Room 338A
COST: $155 per person

Up to 84% of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have been found to experience anxiety symptoms (White et al., 2009).  It is important to understand how anxiety may impact symptoms of ASD and how to respond when someone with ASD is experiencing anxiety.

Course Objectives:

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • The difference between everyday worry and diagnosable levels of anxiety
  • Symptoms of various Anxiety Disorders
  • How to recognize anxiety in someone with ASD
  • Behavioral strategies and treatments shown to reduce anxiety

Who should attend: Parents, providers, and educators of individuals with ASD of all grade levels

Content level: Beginner to intermediate

Clock hours: OSPI clock hours (6 hours max) available for an additional fee

Instructor: Patricia Matestic, PhD

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ADOS-2 Introductory Clinical Workshop

WHEN
May 14-15, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE
UWAC – Seattle
COST: $530 per person

This is a 2-day introductory training on how to administer and score ADOS-2 modules 1-4 and a prerequisite for the Advanced Research Workshop and Toddler Module Workshop. Two live demonstrations and in-depth coding discussions will be provided at the training.

Prerequisites: This training is designed for providers with at least a Master’s level degree and in a professional field related to autism spectrum disorder (e.g. psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physicians, licensed marriage & family therapists, licensed mental health counselors, teachers).

It is recommended that you bring an ADOS-2 manual to the workshop. Manuals can be purchased from Western Psychological Services (WPS). ADOS-2 kits are not required for this workshop.

ADOS-2 Workshop FAQs

 

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ADOS-2 Toddler Module Workshop

WHEN
May 16, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE
UWAC – Seattle
COST: $265 per person

The Introductory Clinical Workshop for the Toddler Module reviews the administration, scoring, and coding guidelines in a lecture, demonstration, and group discussion format. This workshop is appropriate for researchers and clinicians who have completed the Introductory Clinical Workshop on Modules 1–4 and are seeking further training for developing clinical competence using the ADOS-2 with toddlers. The workshop is also appropriate for professionals who have experience in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and formal testing, such as occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physicians, and psychologists. At the end of the workshop participants will be provided with a training video and protocol to aid further practice.

Prerequisites: All trainees are expected to have prior training in modules 1 – 4 of the ADOS / ADOS-2 (e.g. attendance at an ADOS or ADOS-2 clinical and/or research workshop).

It is recommended that you bring an ADOS-2 manual to the workshop. Manuals can be purchased from Western Psychological Services (WPS). ADOS-2 kits are not required for this workshop.

ADOS-2 Workshop FAQs

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ABA Basics for Providers

WHEN
Friday, May 17, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE
UWAC – Tacoma
Cherry Parkes Building
Room 338A
COST: $155 per person

This introductory training is specifically designed for professionals working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The training will begin with an overview of ASD including core symptoms, strengths, and challenges. How ASD symptoms impact learning and behavior will also be discussed. Next, an introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) will be presented including what it is, an overview of different ABA approaches, and basic behavioral principles used in this therapeutic approach. Finally, additional behavioral support strategies such as reinforcement, punishment, and teaching loops will be discussed.

Course Objectives:

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how the characteristics of ASD impact learning
  • Gain a basic understanding of ABA principles, including reinforcement, punishment, prompting, and teaching loops
  • Learn how to teach students or clients with ASD using fundamental behavioral strategies

Who should attend: Parents, providers, and educators of individuals with ASD of all grade levels

Content level: Beginner to intermediate

Clock hours: OSPI clock hours (6 hours max) available for an additional fee

Instructor: Kathryn Holley, MEd, BCBA, LBA

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Any of our workshops can be provided as on-site trainings to schools and organizations.  If your group is interested in having our training team bring the workshops to you, please see our Individualized School Workshops page.