WisABA member Rhonda Greenhaw, M.A., BCBA, will be co-presenting the following training in Wisconsin:
INCREASING SOCIAL PARTICIPATION FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM & OTHER DIFFERENCES
Social participation is an area that presents significant challenges for many people on the autism spectrum and those with other communication and learning differences. Frustration regarding lack of social understanding coupled with a desire for meaningful social interaction can be the genesis for many behavioral challenges, and can also cause considerable difficulty for people who provide supports. This training will include an overview of social skill development and social participation for people living with autism and other differences. In addition, participants will develop and practice specific skills that foster social competence in children, adolescents and adults.
Intended audience includes: self-advocates, parents, teachers, administrators, clinicians, and direct care workers.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
RHONDA J. GREENHAW, MA, BCBA
Rhonda J. Greenhaw, MA, BCBA, is the Director of the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Collaborative Programs Office of the College of Health Professions at Towson University. Ms. Greenhaw is also the founder and Chief Clinical Officer at Advancing Abilities, where she uses her expertise in ABA, Autism and Disability to increase opportunities for people with autism and other differences.
Towson University’s Hussman Center for Adults with Autism has been working with adults with autism spectrum disorders and other challenges since 2008, conducting social groups and social skills training sessions throughout its five-year history and is one of the world’s largest and most respected clinics for individuals on the autism spectrum. Ms. Greenhaw has an in-depth understanding of the complexities inherent in the nexus of autism, social skills, and the dynamics of providing supports.
Ms. Greenhaw began her career in the mid-eighties, working in group home facilities as a direct care staff; and years later, consulting as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, working with individuals and service providers to create strategies to positively support individuals with autism and other disabilities, and to train families and staff to implement those supports. Before living in Maryland, she had a behavioral consulting practice in Wisconsin and administered ABA services in the state. She is currently working on a book about Adult Autism and Ethical Practices for Parents and Clinicians. She and her husband live in northern Maryland with their daughter who is on the autism spectrum.
ZOSIA ZAKS, MS, CRC
Zosia Zaks, MS, CRC is a nationally recognized author and speaker on the subject of adult autism and disability. His book, Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults (AAPC 2006), has helped many adults and their familites deal with the complexities of autism and disability and navigating the social world.
Zosia was diagnosed with autism at age 31. As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Zaks provides job development, career support, life skills training, and family education to individuals on the spectrum and their loved ones.
Zaks infuses presentations, professional development workshops, and writings with multiple perspectives. In addition, Zaks teaches courses on autism at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland; serves on the boards of several local and national autism organizations; was appointed to the Maryland Commission on Autism; and spends the best moments of all parenting two daughters on the autism spectrum.
Continental breakfast provided. Free parking. No childcare available.
Please note that the above information was provided by the training organizers and is provided to inform WisABA Blog readers of an upcoming behavior-analytically oriented training. Consequently, this posting does not constitute an endorsement of the training. The event is not sponsored by or associated with the Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis.