Presentations for both families with young children and teens to adults.
#1 most requested topic on our spring survey!
For those with younger and elementary school age children on the spectrum, we have Meredith Rose from the Mariposa School.
This workshop will discuss social skills strategies for young children with Autism. We will discuss the umbrella of skills needed to be successful in daily interactions and the importance in play for young children. Suggestions for how to set up play dates and ideas for activities to increase socialization among peers will be addressed. Parents are encouraged in this workshop to ask questions about teaching social skills at home or in the community.
Meredith has been with The Mariposa School since June 2004. She is a graduate of Meredith College with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Child Development. Meredith began working with children with Autism during college at an ABA program based on the work of Dr. Lovaas. After she graduated, Meredith joined the Mariposa School as a one-on-one instructor. She now is a Program Coordinator and works with the Social Butterflies after school and summer programs. Meredith has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst exam.
For those with middle schoolers, teens, young adults and adults, Christina Phillips from the Spectrum Resources of NC.
Cristina is a seasoned autism specialist who has supported people with autism spectrum disorders for over 18 years through her work with residential, community, recreational and TEACCH vocational services. Cristina’s two year as Services Coordinator and seven years as Triangle Regional Services Director for the Autism Society of NC, has given her extensive knowledge and experience in identifying the needs of families and providing effective supports. In addition Ms. Phillips’ role with the Autism Society of NC’s Training Department helped influence her person centered and individualized approach. Ms. Phillips has also worked in collaboration with Do2learn.com and reviewed 3C’s Center for Social Development S.S.Grin Curriculum. Over the past 5 years, Ms. Phillips has dedicated herself to creating social learning curriculum, providing in home family training and designing both workshops and social clubs for Spectrum Resources of NC. Ms. Phillips was instrumental in securing Spectrum Resources’ 2012 National Autism Speaks Community Grant. 16K was secured to assist Spectrum Resources in developing and running innovative sports clinics for children with ASD across the Triangle area. Ms. Phillips serves as both co-owner and operator of Spectrum Resources of NC.