Date(s) - 05/24/2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CLW is pleased to announce a Spring 2022 Workshop Series! Independent Living & Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This week is the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) Workshop.
Downloadable PDF Link: CLW Autism Workshop Series_ Spring 2022
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82623961232
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Presenter: Ryan Litchfield- Youth Services Skills Trainer Presenter, Center for Living & Working, Inc. (CLW)
This workshop will be presenting what resilience is, what resilience is not, and what strategies parents and young people with
Disabilities can utilize to overcome adversity, grow, and improve their lives. Ryan will also present resilience by sharing his personal journey with autism and how he has used resilience in his life.
CENTER FOR LIVING & WORKING, INC. (CLW) WORKSHOP
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Presenters: Erin Dore- Associate Executive Director of Programs and Services and Ryan Litchfield- Youth Services Skills Trainer Presenter, Center for Living & Working, Inc. (CLW)
Center for Living and Working (CLW) is an agency that provides services and supports directly or through contracted providers to help individuals with disabilities with independent living goals and needs. An overview of CLW, how someone can request services, the types of services offered at CLW, and program eligibility guidelines will be discussed.
MASSACHUSETTS REHABILITATION COMMISSION (MRC) WORKSHOP
Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Presenters: Simeon Asamoah and Tariq Sheikh, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) is an agency that guides and supports individuals with disabilities providing services and supports for them to meet independent living and employment goals and needs. In this workshop, an overview of MRC, eligibility, and services that MRC provides will be presented.
ASPERGER/AUTISM NETWORK (AANE) WORKSHOP
Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Presenter: Janet Barbieri, MSW, LICSW, Director of Programs, Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)
The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) is an agency that provides advocacy, community inclusion, education, information, and services and supports for families, individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and professionals. An overview of the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE), eligibility, and information, resources, services, and supports that are available through AANE will be presented.
HMEA’s AUTISM RESOURCE CENTRAL/TRANSFERABLE SKILLS IN ADULTHOOD
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Presenter: Dianne Crossley, LICSW, Adult Autism Specialist, HMEA’s Autism Resource Central (HARC)
A brief overview of HMEA’s Autism Resource Central, the concept of life skills, examples of life skills that youth on the autism spectrum need to develop, and how parents can train youth on developing and implementing life skills needed to prepare for the transition of adulthood will be presented.
DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES (DDS) WORKSHOP
Tuesday, June 7th, 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Presenter: Judith Fountain, M.Ed., Service Coordinator Supervisor, Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
An overview of DDS services, how one can become eligible for DDS services, and the types of services that DDS provides will be presented.
AUTISM SERVICES PROGRAM- OPEN SKY COMMUNITY SERVICES
Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Presenter: Julie O’Mara, Autism Services Program Manager, Open Sky Community Services
An overview of the Autism Services Program through Open Sky Community Services, how one is eligible for services through the program, the services they provide: assessment, case management, individual supports, employment supports, educational supports, clinical services, and in-home clinical services, as well some key highlights and features that the Autism Services Program promotes will be presented.
SOCIAL CUES WORKSHOP
Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Presenter: Ryan Litchfield, Youth Services Skills Trainer Presenter, Center for Living & Working, Inc. (CLW)
An overview of autism spectrum disorder in the context of communication and socialization, real life examples of social situations that individuals on the autism spectrum may experience, and tips, information, and useful tools to promote opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum to contribute within their respective communities will be presented.
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