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Date(s) - 04/13/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Capital City Training Center


Presented by Kathy Gould, MSCP & Laura Wald, LSW

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Registrations received after March 30 will be subject to a $20 late registration fee.
Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $89 per person
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 10 business days before the start of the course. If cancellation is made in less than 10 business days, the full course fee will be billed.
Capital City Training Center
130 West Mason St.
Springfield, IL 62702

Click on the following link for online registration: http://www.llcc.edu/career-training/cctc/it-takes-a-village-supporting-families-with-children-on-the-autism-spectrum/

This session focuses on the complex impact on the family of having a family member with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how family background, structure, culture and beliefs influence adjustment and ability to work together to bring an optimum family quality of life and outcomes for each family member.

It offers user-friendly strategies that are research-based for working collaboratively with families as a whole as well as individual family members to help manage issues of grief, loss, stress, extended family and sibling relationships and promote family quality of life. Participants examine their own beliefs and practice strategies for working collaboratively with families of diverse backgrounds.

Supporting the family and a family-centered approach is important for clinicians, community agencies and schools that serve individuals with ASD and their families, given the multi-level family impact, and increasing numbers and diversity of individuals with ASD. There is a great need for a multi-level service delivery approach that matches the multiple levels of family needs. Successful multi-level supports, services and strategies in working with families with children with ASD must reflect the family’s goals, culture and needs.