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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.


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 PhD 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.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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Participants seeking state early intervention CE credits and/or certificate of completion within one year of the live event date, should click the Continuing Education Credit/Certificate button below.

Continuing Education Credit/Certificate

  • This FD Early Intervention webinar offers CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois for providers in Illinois. To learn more about EITP, go to https://eitp.education.illinois.edu/
  • Attention BCBAs:
    • One and a half (1.5) BACB CE credits are available for attending the LIVE webinar event only.
    • Please arrive on time to ensure your attendance is noted for the duration of the webinar.
    • Those attending the live event for BACB CE credits must log in individually.  Group logins are not permitted for those seeking BACB CE credits.
  • The following states have agreed to recognize the CE credits we offer: Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina,  Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, as well as service coordinators in Washington.
  • Providers in Connecticut can receive contact hours applicable towards their certification or licensing renewal requirements from this webinar.
  • Michigan will offer 1.5 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for this webinar.
  • This webinar provides annual professional development hours for providers enrolled in the West Virginia Birth to Three program.
  • Professionals in Wyoming can receive PTSB credit for this four-part webinar series in its entirety.  Individuals must complete each webinar and post-test to receive any PTSB credit.  No partial credit will be awarded.
  • We continue to seek additional recognition from other states.  Please check back frequently for updates.

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. 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.

    1. 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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