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Webinars on Transition and Autism

by Mary Mazzoni on November 13, 2011

Are you the parent or teacher of children with autism?  Here are some valuable resources.

Dr. Peter Gerhardt

A truly important (and dynamic) webinar by Dr. Peter Gerhardt is offered on the Rethink Autism website.

Dr. Gerhardt is Chair of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). He has 30 years experience in applied behavior analysis in support of adolescents and adults with autism in school, employment and community environments.

This webinar by Dr. Gerhardt is entitled “Evidence-Based Practices in Support of Competence and Quality of Life”. It’s filled with practical research-based strategies for prioritizing, teaching and supporting the adaptive and functional skills our kids need for a fulfilling life of dignity and contribution.  At work, home, and as part of their community.

The webinar is set up in three parts, so you don’t have to watch it in one sitting. There’s so much content here, especially in parts 2 and 3, you’ll want to return to it periodically.

DON”T miss this webinar!

Click here to access it for free at the Rethink Autism website.

A great companion resource is the Transition to Adulthood Guide at the OAR website. Download it here.

Rethink Autism

Check out a list of upcoming and archived webinars at Rethink Autism here. Some of the webinars are limited to members only. Others, like Dr. Gerhardt’s, are open to all.

While at the site you may want to consider signing up to receive free “tip of the week” video clips. Paid members to Rethink Autism access full videos demonstrating research based instruction for specific skills, along with support and data management tools for instructional planning and progress monitoring.

Autism Now

Autism Now is the National Autism Resource and Information Center. Find out more about them here.

The site offers free webinars every Tuesday and Thursday. A wide range of practical topics are addressed, including life at home, at school, on the job and in the community.

Check out the webinar archive here.

To find out about upcoming webinars, click here.


I receive no benefit and have no affiliate relationships with any of the organizations mentioned in this post.

My goal is to connect you with resources of genuine benefit to you and your child. You’ll need to discern the content that is most relevant for your circumstances at this time.

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Jimnp72 November 29, 2011 at 11:53 am

Excellent resource. Thanks


Mary Mazzoni November 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I’m grateful for these webinars, and I’m glad you find them helpful too. Thanks for stopping by!


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