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Autism Workshops

Alexian Brothers Center for Professional Education
Presents: Managing Difficult Behaviors in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Where: Poplar Creek Country Club
1400 Poplar Creek Drive
Hoffman Estates, IL
(847) 755-8006
Cook County
email: donna.siegler@alexian.net
Program registration, networking and continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Join us for an informative presentation on how to manage difficult behaviors in individuals on the autism spectrum. Highlights include the opportunity to learn to develop effective treatment plans based on how individuals on the autism spectrum think and process the world around them.
When: Call for future dates.
Cost: free event.

Rush Neurobehavioral Center Presents:
Social Thinking Interventions

Where: Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road, room 1604
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 635-1808 or (847) 635-1934
Cook County
The first day will present some of Michelle Winner's teams' newest work on how to define and differentiate the treatment needs of those with different levels of social functioning. The second day, we will explore more nuanced expectations of emerging into adulthood and strategies to help individuals develop a more mature "Social Thinking" mindset.
When: Call for future dates.
Cost: $350 (for both dates); $185 (for one date).
Parking in Lot D.

Trinity Services Autism and Family Resource Center
New Diagnosis Family Orientation Program

Contact: Katie Decker
Where: 13318 W. Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 462-4273
email: kdecker@trinity-services.org
Program is designed to assist family members in understanding autism spectrum disorders. The program provides an opportunity for families to ask questions about this developmental disability and to meet other families who are on the same journey. Program topics include Session One: Introduction to ASD; Session Two: Research-Supported Interventions; and Session Three: Available Resources and Parent Tools.
If you would like additional information, call Katie Decker.

Other events hosted by Trinity Services, Inc. include:
Planning Ahead: Essential Skills to Teach Now in Order to Maximize Independence Later

Contact: Katie Decker
Conference location: Cherry Hill Conference Center
2505 E. Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 462-4273
Will/Kendall County
This interactive workshop will assist parents and professionals in identifying daily living and personal care skills that would be beneficial to teach prior to a student transitioning from school to adult services. How to choose and implement evidence-based strategies will be discussed. Lunch is provided.
When: Call for future dates.
Cost: $110 (individual rate); $100 (group rate of 4 plus).
Interested families who receive the children's home-based waiver should contact their service facilitator about using funds for unpaid caregiver training to cover the cost of the workshop.

Using Picture Schedules at Home and in the Community
Carol Paske of Little Friends Center for Autism

Supported by the Autism Program of Illinois, UIC Training Center
Contact: Jennifer Gorski at (312) 413-9082.
Where: Developmental Disabilities Family Clinics
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Cook County
Who: parents welcomed.
When: Call for future dates.
Cost: free event.
Limited space