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Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism

Wed October 16, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


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About This Webinar

Many families of young children with autism and related disorders have difficulties during outings to parks, libraries, appointments, and more. This webinar presents ways professionals can help families develop strategies to prevent and address concerns during their outings.  Common safety and social concerns and strategies that can be used to support families in preventing and addressing these concerns are discussed.  Recommended practices for building family capacity and confidence are also covered.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit


Due to COVID-19, the ability to access face-to-face professional development has become very limited.  Thus the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) has agreed to extend CE credit for this archived MFLN Early Intervention webinar for ILLINOIS providers through Jun. 30, 2022.  Individuals seeking CE credit to be used towards other state or agency credentials should contact their credentialing/licensing agency for guidance.


Click the button below for CE credit or Certificate of Completion. 
You will be prompted to complete an evaluation after which a link will be provided.

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Presenter Information

Dr. Katie Wolfe is an assistant professor of Early Childhood Special Education at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Educational Studies.  She earned a Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines and Applied Behavior Analysis from Utah State University.  Previously Dr. Wolfe worked in a variety of roles and settings with young children with autism and their families. Her research interests include the development and implementation of interventions to promote language and communication skills in young children with autism, parent and practitioner training, and the identification of empirically-supported treatments.  Dr. Wolfe is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who teaches courses in early childhood special education, autism, and applied behavior analysis.

Dr. Hedda Meadan is a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois, a Goldstick Family Scholar, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Meadan’s areas of interest include social-communication skills and challenging behavior of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and intervention methods to enhance these spheres of functioning.

Supporting Children with Autism Through Their Day | Series

This four-part webinar series will focus on supporting young children with autism and their families. Throughout the series, our highly respected presenters will take us through important steps in the lives of families of children with autism and related disorders.

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8 Replies to “Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism”

  1. Hello, how I can get the credits, I took the test but I have not received it yet. Thanks.

    Have a blessed day.

  2. Thanks, Vicki! We look forward to seeing you this week at the webinar! You can RSVP above along the right-hand side of the page.

  3. I serve some military families, but I also think this know will be very beneficial to so many of our families.

  4. Hi Lori. Families are welcome to attend any of our webinars. The information will be geared towards professionals, but may also be helpful for families. Feel free to RSVP using the feature on the right-hand side of the event page. Thank you for your interest.

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