Kinship Live Virtual Webinar Training – “Autism Series: Understanding Autism and other Spectrum-Related Disorders in Children” (4/23/2024)

$0.00

Kinship Live Webinar Events are offered at no cost.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Time Zone, followed by a 30-minute Q & A session

Autism Society of America

Please register by 4/23/2024 at 1:30 PM


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Description

Autism can be difficult to understand and recognize. For caregivers, hearing that your child has autism (or is on the spectrum) can be terrifying, confusing, and, even gut-wrenching. Caregivers can be fearful over the future-worrying about how their child will function in society, asking questions like will they have friends or be able to make friends, will they be successful at school, what kind of future will they have, and, even more importantly, how will I take care of them? Am I able to take care of them?

There have been so many negative myths and stories told about Autism and spectrum related disorders, that when a child receives that diagnosis, caregivers become fearful over what their experiences in life will be and may feel at a loss themselves when it comes to parenting an autistic child.

In this webinar, we’ll focus on understanding what Autism (and other Spectrum-related disorders) are and learn some recognizable signs in children. We’ll also discuss practical strategies that parents can implement to help their children thrive as well as resources available throughout the Commonwealth to support autistic children and families.

 

About the Presenters:

The Autism Society of the Bluegrass is a resource and support group for families and professionals in the Central Kentucky area who are involved with autism. ASBG is a chapter of the Autism Society of America and a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. ASBG provides education as well as scholarships for our members to obtain continuing autism-related education.

 

Please note: Although this LIVE webinar is designed to be an informative, educational, and helpful resource for kinship families caring for relative or fictive kin children, anyone is welcome to attend including foster parents, professionals, students, or community members.

It is our hope that by participating in this LIVE webinar, attendees will receive educational and helpful information. However, it is important to note that this webinar is not approved for foster parent training credit or CEU’s as attendance is not monitored during the webinar event.