Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award winning author of five books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; and No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.
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David S. Prescott, LCSW, LICSW will be presenting on May 23rd, at UMASS in Shrewsbury 10 - 3PM
Patty is the co-authored Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children. (Random House 2010), a book that explores the humorous, heartwarming side of raising children with disabilities.
Patty is an energetic family advocate, best-selling author, trainer, and motivational speaker with a proven track record of deepening understanding and communication between care staff and family members/caregivers of adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She develops and provides support to families and support professionals. Her abkjility to deliver motivational parenting, educational, and transition speeches to parents, students, teachers, and providers about the joys and challenges of raising children and adults with physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities are a fun break from the daily stresses of living and working for anyone!
Did you know that...Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is one of the most common causes of inherited intellectual disability. CDC is working to learn more about fragile X syndrome and fragile X-associated disorders to improve the health and well-being of people with these conditions? Denise is a parent of an adult with Fragile X and leader of the Western Mass Fragile X support group. Her son is 26 so we have much experience with Fragile X and met many parents of children/adults who have various issues/severity of Fragile X.
Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.
His most recent 2014 New York Times Science best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.
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The Nuts & Bolts of SSI & SSDI, Public Health Insurance & Other Public Benefits
This training focuses on how earnings from work affects SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare and other public benefits such as subsidized housing and food stamps. This training also includes an extensive review of the work incentives associated with each benefit and how they can be leveraged to assist individuals with disabilities to transition into employment or increase earnings without jeopardizing benefits.
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