Autism is the fastest growing disorder in America. (CDC, 2014) On March 27, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children be screened for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at 18 and 24 months of age, but for many children it is not diagnosed until 3 to 5 years of age or later. This session helps to understand the basics of ASD and brain development. In addition, to recognizing the role of early detection as a key component to enhancing a child’s potential which means earlier access to intervention to all those diagnosed to lead productive, inclusive, and fulfilling lives.
In this session, you will learn about:
Presenter: Shaneshia Roberson is a Professional Development Specialist at Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers in Atlanta, and co-leader of Better Brains for Babies.
Audience: This 60-minute webinar is intended for professionals who work with or care for young children, as well as professionals who support families with young children.
Level: This is an introductory-level webinar. It is intended for professionals who are just learning about Autism Spectrum Disorder and brain development, or who want a review of basic concepts.
Do you ever get asked "And what do you actually do in your job?" Can you answer that question in 30 seconds? Would you like some pointers on telling your Extension story to stakeholders? The ability to "give your Extension elevator speech" comes in handy when you cross paths with funders, attend events, conferences, conventions or other types of meetings with networking opportunities.
If this sounds like a skill you would like to have, then mark your calendar for this upcoming Webinar:
Going Up? Crafting Effective Elevator Speeches to Share Your Extension Program David Crawford and Ann Berry, ESP Public Issues Committee members, will share information, samples and ideas on crafting your elevator speech. You will also learn about the upcoming Elevator Speech Contest at the 2016 National ESP Conference--where you can win some money...$75; $50; $25!!!
This webinar is brought to you by your National ESP Public Issues Committee.
Meeting ID: 697 279 720
David Crawford, Ann Berry
Click the link above to join the webinar. Once you have entered the WebEx Room, select your preferred audio option. You may either join using your computer's audio or receive a call from the meeting to a mobile or landline phone. During the webinar your microphone will be disabled so that only the presenter and host will have speaking privileges.
These professional development sessions are brought to you by eXtension and are open to anyone.
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