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The mission of the Lurie Center for Autism is to advance knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders.
Our commitment is to provide ongoing evidence-based learning and training opportunities for families and professionals. Have a look at some of our recent Coffee Convo events and ongoing workshops:
September 21, 2016
Guest Speaker: Amy Weinstock, Director, Autism Insurance Resource Center
Topic: Autism Insurance: What Parents Need to Know
October 19, 2016
Guest Speaker: Dot Lucci, MEd, CAGS, Program Director of Consultation Services at Aspire
Topic: Disclosure: What you need to know about disclosing your diagnosis
November 17, 2016
Guest Speaker: Nicole Simon, EdM, LABA, BCBA, Senior Behavioral Consultant
Topic: Behavior Management at Home: The Art of Setting Limits
January 18, 2017
Guest Speaker: Staci Bilbo, PhD, Director of Research, Lurie Center
Topic: Groundbreaking Research Helping to Define a Sub-Type of Autism
Newly diagnosed- Monthly, 3rd Tuesday, 12-1:00 pm, FreeReceiving a new diagnosis can be a life changing experience for caregivers. This interactive workshop is geared towards caregivers of young children. It provides support and general education about autism spectrum disorder, treatments available, and community services available to families.Facilitator: Suzanne Bloomer, MA
Behavior Basics - Monthly, 4th Tuesday, 11:30-1 pm, $20/Family Knowing how to help your child stay in control can be hard. This interactive workshop helps caregivers understand the basic principles of behavior in order to better manage challenging behaviors at home. Discussion will focus on evidence-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) and applying this methodogy to daily life. Facilitator: Nicole Simon, EdM, LABA, BCBA
Guardianship 101- Monthly, 1st & 3rd Fridays, 12-1:00 pm, $20/FamilyThe process of pursuing guardianship of children can be confusing. This workshop is designed for parents of children 14 years and older. It teaches the basics of the guardianship process, including types of guardianship, how to determine if your child needs a guardian, and how to prepare your child for turning 18. Facilitator: Julie O’Brien, MEd, LMHC
Guardianship 102 - Monthly, 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 11-12:30 pm, $50/Family Completing all of the court-required paperwork can be overwhelming. This workshop is a hands-on group tutorial that includes the review of checklists for each attendee and required documentation. It also provides guidance with probate court processes and referrals to legal resources. Optional: Individual Family Meetings: $100Facilitator: Julie O’Brien, MEd, LMHC
We continue to expand our educational opportunities for professional training. At our Lexington clinic, we currently participate in the training of Harvard medical students, MGH pediatric residents, MGH neurology residents, MGH/McLean psychiatry residents, and McLean neuropsychology fellows, including our own neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship specializing in ASD.
If you have questions about educational opportunities through the Lurie Center, please email us at LurieCenter@partners.org.
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