Understanding Autism (3 Hours) NEW!!!

Understanding the basics of working with children that have Autism is the starting point to providing inclusive care for all children.  In this workshop, participants will begin to understand what an Autism diagnosis means and how to plan appropriate supports.  Learn strategies and techniques to meet the needs of all children in an inclusive program. 

ADHD, Strategies and Understanding (3 Hours)  NEW!!!

Supporting children who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) requires specific strategies and understanding. This workshop addresses a variety of strategies to adapt the environment and interactions to support all children. Early childhood professionals will gain a further understanding of ADHD and how to support children and families through this interactive workshop. 

Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act (3 Hours)
Childcare professionals will be presented with information, strategies, and resources on how to develop and implement an ECE environment that is inclusive to all children and families. Participants will also receive an overview of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 
Supporting Children with Disabilities, Delays or Special Health Care Needs (3 Hours)
IFSP, IDEA, ECMH – The Alphabet Soup of Early Childhood and Special Education programs and resources can be overwhelming.  This workshop will help professionals become more familiar with the resources that are available to assist them with advocating for children and families dealing with ongoing special needs.
There's a Monster in My Closet - Identifying Fears, Phobias and Anxiety in Preschoolers (1 SN, 1 CD, 1CUR)
Participants will distinguish the difference between fears, phobias and anxiety.  Identify strategies, games and activities to help young children learn to cope with anxiety.  Recognize important triggers and signs to be able to assist children in coping with stress.
Signing Made Simple (2 CUR, 1 SN)
Want to communicate better with children?  Signing Made Simple is for you!  This course about using American Sign Language (ASL) will show you over 25 basic signs in a classroom setting.  It will help you better understand the emotional needs of children, babies to school-age, as well as aide in enhance classroom management.

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