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Evidence-based Intervention Practices for Young Children 0-3 with ASD and Their Families & Learn The Signs Act Early Resources
Friday, November 05, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PDT
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Evidence BasedEvidence-based Intervention Practices for Young Children 0-3 with ASD and Their Families & Learn The Signs Act Early Resources

with Jennifer Fisher, MA and Diane Storman

Friday November 5, 2021
1:00pm - 2:30pm | Virtual Event
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Are you aware of CAPTAIN or Learn the Signs Act Early? The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) hosts a website full of resources for professionals including the ASD Toddler Initiative. The Learn the Signs Act Early Initiative provides free resources for families and providers and an in-depth look at developmental milestones, with the aim of improving early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities in order for children and families can get the services and support they need.

  • Learn about how CAPTAIN promotes evidence-based strategies to support toddlers with autism and their families.
  • Delve into the CAPTAIN website to access information and resources and go into detail in selected modules.
  • Hear about the Learn the Signs Act Early Initiative and free resources for families and providers.
  • Gain strategies for integrating the Milestone Moments materials into your work with families.

Come away with an understanding of the current research on early intervention and strategies to use with families of very young children identified with ASD or related social-communication delays.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the self-learning modules for parents and evidence-based practices for young children ages 0-3
  • Identify at least 3 resources obtained from the CAPTIAN website to support families and young children with ASD
  • Describe two prompting procedures from the Evidence-Based Practice of the Prompting module
  • Describe how to use “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” resources in early care and education work with children and parents.
  • Describe two communication strategies to use when talking with families about their child’s development.
Jennifer FisherJennifer Fisher participated as a teacher in the National Professional Development Center (NPDC) project as part of the demonstration site in Southern California at LAUNCH Preschool in Torrance, Ca. She is part of the leadership team for the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network project, which provides training, coaching and resources in evidence-based practices to district and SELPA wide educators as well as for parents and other local agencies within California.

Ms. Fisher provides support and training as part of the leadership team for the Desired Results Access Project (DRDP). Jennifer holds an Early Childhood Special Education Credential as well as an Administrative Credential.

Diane StormanDiane Storman has been navigating the developmental disability service system as the mother of a son with ASD since 1997. In 2000, she joined the Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC) as a Resource Parent. As her position evolved, she has managed EFRC contracts with First 5 San Diego, Imperial County Children and Families First Commission, California Children Services and Early Start Plus.

More recently, she has coordinated participation in Disparity and Service Access and Equity projects, as well as, conducting Early Start child find and outreach activities on EFRC's behalf.

Ms. Storman is a member of the statewide leadership team for California Autism Professionals Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) and the Family Resource Center Network of California Steering Committee, and a trainer of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support. She completed the Learning and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program at University of Southern California.

Nonmember: $50
IDA Agency or Individual Member: $35
IDA Parent or Student Member: $25

IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language $15
(you will be invoiced)

Limited number of scholarships available

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