Register now for the FREE ABA Training for Teachers and Other Professionals presented by Butterfly Effects, Families Helping Families of Jefferson, and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans to be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie. This workshop is specifically designed for teachers and other professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists.
During the workshop participants will learn about the principles of ABA and how to implement these interventions in their classrooms and their sessions. ABA is derived from the basic principles of behavior outlined by psychologist B.F. Skinner. Thousands of journal articles and books have demonstrated that ABA can be used to solve some of the most difficult behavioral problems.
The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is pleased to partner with the YMCA of Greater New Orleans for the next Brushes, Buddies and Beyond session. Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond is a “painting party” specifically for children with autism and other disabilities between the ages of 5 and 18 years old. Painting parties are held in a relaxed environment. It’s an opportunity to explore and learn more about painting from an instructional artist among friends and with a buddy. Buddies are trained volunteers who have a passion for serving and teaching individuals with special needs. Artists get to create their own unique paintings that can be used for a keepsakes, gifting, or that can be auctioned off at the culmination of classes during the program art gallery showing.
This session begins on May 4, 2016 and continues through June 22, 2016. Sessions are held weekly from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m at the East Jefferson YMCA, 6691 Riverside Drive, Metairie, LA. All supplies as well as dinner is provided. Parents and guardians of participants also receive guest passes to the YMCA fitness facility during class sessions. Novice and seasoned artists are welcomed. All classes are monitored by a behavioral specialist provided by the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans. Program fees are $20.00 per participant.
To register contact Candace Schaedel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (504) 888-9622.
Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond is a collaborative program between the YMCA of Greater New Orleans and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans and is funded in part by the Autism Society and the Hussman Foundation.
Since 1965, the Autism Society has embraced its mission to make a better world for all with autism. Shortly after its founding, the Autism Society held an inaugural national conference to discuss the state of children with autism in America. This meeting brought together parents of children with autism to share resources, experiences and develop strategies to be effective advocates for their children.
Today, the Autism Society’s annual conference represents one of the largest gathering of autism families, service providers, educators, policymakers and key allies in the disability community. And this year’s conference, the 47th Annual Autism Society National Conference and Exposition, will be held in New Orleans, July 13 – 16, 2016!
July 13, 2016 – Preconference
July 14-16 – Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, and Exhibition Hall
Find out more about the conference, how you can volunteer, and how to register.
More than 3.5 million Americans live with autism. Show your support for those living with autism during National Autism Awareness Month at Chick-fil-A in Harvey, LA. From April 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016, stop by the Chick-Fil-A restaurant at 1128 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, LA and donate $1.00 or more and you can write your name on a fleur-de-lis to be posted on the wall as a symbol of your support. All funds donated will go to the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans to help fulfill its mission of improving the lives of ALL affected by autism.