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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
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
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

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The information on this Web site is provided for general reference purposes. It does not constitute medical or other professional advice and should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your child and adolescent psychiatrist or other physician. Only a qualified, licensed physician can determine the individual treatment that is appropriate for your particular circumstances. All decisions about clinical care should be made in consultation with a physician. Inclusion of information on this Web site does not constitute an endorsement of views, persons, methodologies or products. The health care providers whose information is available on the Web site are not necessarily the agents or employees of Rush University Medical Center. In consideration for use of this Web site, Rush University Medical Center or any other party involved in producing or delivering this Web site will not be liable to you for any action or nonaction that you take in reliance upon the information provided on this Web site.

Autism is a complex disorder. Our Web site provides information and resources for families with a child with autism. If you feel your child is experiencing behavior and/or symptoms that may be associated with autistic spectrum disorders, please contact your pediatrician or a licensed physician. A comprehensive evaluation may be needed from a psychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist and other professionals.

The Autism Resource Center's referral and resource list is not an all-inclusive list and is subject to change. Each day the team will be adding new resources and building to our Web site. If you have trouble finding a referral within your area, we encourage you to call (312) 563-2272 for further information. We hope that you visit our Web site again for any future referrals.

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