The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute will host a series of free trainings for parents and professionals this summer and fall.
All trainings will take place in the 3rd floor large conference room of the Creamer Building at 3901 Greenspring Avenue in Baltimore.
Register online for the free trainings or call Stacey Duvall at 443-923-7680.
June 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Navigating the Special Education Process—Rachel E. Stafford, Esq. will present at this training intended to help families and clinicians understand the special education process and rights available under federal and state law. In addition to discussing the special education process, the presentation will briefly discuss recent developments in Maryland law and pending legislative initiatives.
June 25, 9:30-11 a.m.: Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where Do I Go From Here?—Clinical social worker Cathy Groschan will lead this discussion and take your questions about getting a diagnosis, finding services, the education system and more. This is an introductory training for parents.
July 11, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: What's So Important About Joint Attention?—Speech-language pathologist Jennifer Sharpless will lead this talk about joint attention milestones in typical development and how joint attention is a pivotal skill for language, social, and play development. Strategies for enhancing a child's joint attention will be presented.
September 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Play with a Purpose: Being an Effective Play Partner to Your Child—Parents and caregivers will learn how to join and expand their child's play to promote higher levels of engagement and learning.