Shema Kolainu Free Workshops

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Bullying: Practical solutions for eradicating bullying for individuals with autism 

Dr. Stephen Shore
Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Adelphi University

A great majority of people with autism experience bullying in school, in the community, and even into adulthood resulting in possible life-long negative implications such as lowered self-esteem, difficulties in relationships, and depression. This presentation will focus on informing parents, educators, clinicians, and others on how to identify and eradicate bullying on the individual, classroom, and school-wide levels.

LEARNING OUTCOMES using the words list, identify, and define in each sentence

Participants shall be able to…

1. define the act of bullying,
2. list two or more indicators indicating when bullying may be taking place,
3. list ways to stop bullying when it occurs,
4. identify how learning effective skills in self-advocacy can help stop or prevent bullying,
5. identify educational steps for bully-proofing school systems.

FIVE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS corresponding with the learning outcomes

1. What is the definition of bullying and provide an example?
2. What are two or more indicators suggesting that bullying is taking place?
3. What are two or more ways to stop bullying when it occurs?
4. How can learning effective skills in self-advocacy stop or prevent bullying?
5. What steps can a school system take to bully-proof their organization?

Certificate of completion is available upon request.

Free Workshop
June 14th, 2016
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

RSVP Today!

Location:
Hotel Pennsylvania
401 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Globetrotter Room on the Lower Lobby Floor
(Through main doors, straight back to cafe, take stairs on left of cafe)

For more information:
By phone: 718.686.9600718.686.9600
By email: lberenbaum@skhov.org
By mail: 4302 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11219
Website: www.shemakolainu.org

Previous Workshops
Opening the Doors for Employment Workshop, May 5, 2016
Dr. Stephen Shore
Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Adelphi University
 

Going against conventional wisdom, this presentation examines how deficits and challenges so pervasively attributed to autism can be reframed as strengths. Employing an autobiographical structure combined with experiences of others with, participants will come away with practical solutions for considering characteristics of autism as potential

springboards to success in education from post graduate, employment, effective self-advocacy, meaningful engagement in the community as building blocks for leading a fulfilling and productive life.
By examining how deficits and challenges so pervasively attributed to autism and other disabilities can be reframed as strengths, this presentation offers practical solutions for considering these characteristics as potential springboards to success in education, employment, self-advocacy, and meaningful engagement in the community for leading a fulfilling and productive life.

 

 

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Parenting A Child With Autism

Chani Katz, BCBA and IEP Coordinator delivered an inspiring workshop on Parenting a Child with Autism on March 10th at the midtown landmark, Hotel Pennsylvania. The monthly workshop is part of a free series for parents, teachers, therapists and others working with children on the autism spectrum provided by the NYC Council Autism Initiative Funding.

According to Ms. Katz, the objective of the Parenting a Child with Autism workshop is twofold: Firstly, it serves “to enable parents to make changes by taking initiative” and secondly, it signals the

“importance ofresearching and finding out which resources are available to autistic kids or children with special needs.”

Last week’s Workshop addressed strategies, concerns and solutions applicable to parents, caretakers and educators aiding children with special needs. These included: how to conduct basic functional analysis to monitor various behaviors in diverse settings (at the beach, park, museums, or parties); tactics to help modify a child’s behavior in public spaces; and how to introduce the child to unfamiliar public situations.

Ms. Katz also showed sample videos on functional behavioral assessments. One such video focused on wide-open spaces and the rules of behavior and play which are not typically or directly taught. Some rules are communicated verbally, and some belong to the “hidden curriculum” of playground behavior. In other words the expectations are just “understood”. As such, Chani presented a comprehensive plan, complete with solutions and multiple ideas to assist and guide parents and children in public spaces.

Furthermore, Ms. Katz introduced the audience to various outings in and around the New York City area, including the new Sensory Room which opened at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, free special needs programs at Brooklyn Public Library branches, The Child’s Place, NYC Sports Programs for Kids with Special Needs, Puppet Works, Adaptive Music Lessons, and movies showings for individuals and families living with autism.

Please click here to view the webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcp33UvAejM

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