Disability Webinar Series

Disability Webinar Series

Title: Basics of Medicaid Part 2 of 2 by Jessica Sadowsky

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Time: 2-2:30pm EST

Seating is limited. Register Here!

This webinar is the second of two presentations that will explain the history and evolution of Medicaid, essential components of this federal and state partnership, and how Medicaid supports access to home and community based services (HCBS) for individuals with developmental disabilities. Basic understanding of Medicaid is essential when discussing services with key stakeholders, especially elected officials and state and federal administrators. Reviewing the early history of Medicaid shows how and why changes to the program affect beneficiaries and state developmental disability services.

 

 

Title: Your Kid Can’t Wait! by Dr. Patricia Porter

386ffb7watch_nowAs one of the most influential and highly acclaimed experts on parent’s role in helping children learn Patricia’s down to earth, yet powerful, presentations have been well received by hundreds of parents.

 

 

 

Title: Autism Movement Therapy by Joanne Lara, M.A.

2a01786watch_nowJoanne Lara is an adjunct professor at National University in the department of Special Education in Los Angeles, California. Lara earned her master’s in Special Education; Moderate/Severe & Multiple Disabilities from California State University, Northridge and a B.A. in Dance from the University of South Florida. She holds a California Moderate/Severe Education Specialist K-12 teaching credential and taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for over 10 years, where she worked exclusively with students with autism. Ms. Lara is the director of the behavioral ABA branch of Autism Movement Therapy-AMT based in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

Title: 6 Questions to Ask During IEP Meetings by Vaughn Lauer, PHD.

18ace0dwatch_nowWhen planning a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), it is vital that parents and educators are involved in collaborative decision making.  Taking a structured, cooperative approach to IEPs, the easily applicable six question process enables parents to determine the needs of their child and obtain the services required by asking key questions during IEP meetings.

 

 

Reading Backwards for  Dyslexics & Other Readers  by Bob Zenhausern, PHD.

20e8707watch_nowMany techniques have been used to remediate the phonetic decoding abnormality for dyslexics, but it has remained mostly resistant to improvement.  Given that the disorder has a physiological substrate, this resistance is not surprising.  What is surprising is why there is such strong adherence to an ineffective system.  Teachers are not brain surgeons and cannot be expected to remediate a brain anomaly.  We do not help the deaf to by talking louder, but dyslexics are given more and more practice with tasks they cannot do.  We need to find alternative approaches.

I want to suggest teaching reading backwards. Attend this webinar and find out what I mean!

 

 

Title: iPad Features Make Technology More Accessible by Lois Brady, SLP.

032296bwatch_nowOver the past few years the iPad has become an invaluable tool for those of us working and living with individuals on the spectrum.  Developers have created thousands of innovative apps for everything from communication and literacy to fine motor and daily living skills giving educators/therapists a fresh approach and renewed enthusiasm for teaching.  But…did you know that there are many great features and settings built into your iPad right out of the box?

Be daring the features and settings are your allies.  They can help keep you and your student on track while maximizing the benefits of mobile technology.

Let’s take a look at a few of the features that have proven to be instrumental when working with students on the spectrum.

 

 

Title: Transition After High School by Cindy Fisher, ED.D.

249b228watch_nowOkay, new graduate. You’ve finished high school, and your classmates, at least most of them, are going on to college. You say to yourself, I want to go to college! Of course, you want to do what your friends are doing, right? It’s understandable that you don’t want to stay at home while everyone else is having a life. You want to see and be seen… BUT you’re not sure if you’re ready for homework again, and honestly, maybe you’re a little nervous about college classes.

 

 

Title: Medicaid – Basic Concepts by Jessica Sadowsky

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0f75466This webinar is first of two that will explain the history and evolution of Medicaid, essential components of this federal and state partnership, and how Medicaid supports access to home and community based services (HCBS) for individuals with developmental disabilities. Basic understanding of Medicaid is essential when discussing services with key stakeholders, especially elected officials and state and federal administrators. Reviewing the early history of Medicaid shows how and why changes to the program affect beneficiaries and state developmental disability services.