Presentation: Helping your child to have a R.I.C.H. Life.
Hear from an expert how you can help your children to develop healthy lifestyles and enable them to have more independence in adulthood. Learn how to empower them to be better equipped to meet future personal, social and educational challenges. Focus of Topics to be discussed include:
Focus on Healthy lifestyles
- Health and Wellness
Focus on Empowering your children to be Independent
- Support your children’s efforts through careful guidance and by creating opportunities for building independence right from the start.
Focus on Educational Issues
- Identifying child’s strengths and weaknesses
- New AT to help overcome deficits/anxieties
- Transition services and entitlements
- Educational laws in effect after high school graduation (info about delaying graduating until 22 y/o to get supports and entitlements)
- How and Where to find post-secondary/vocational resources
About Our Speaker:
Our speaker, Dr. Erica Holding, is the Executive Director and Founder of Avita Nova, a behavioral services company located in Lake Forest, CA. Dr. Holding received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level. Dr. Holding has over 20 years of experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of developmental disabilities and behavior disorders in school, home, community, and clinic settings. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences on a variety of topics regarding effective autism treatment, parenting and enhancing child development. Her clinical work has focused on helping individuals and families to achieve happier, more fulfilling relationships and lives. Her professional interests lie in the remediation of developmental delays and the treatment of social and behavioral disorders in children and young adults. She is the mom to her son Simon and step-mom to step-daughters, Jaclyn, Kendall, and Sarah Holding. Dr. Holding is also a valued member of the Grandparents Autism Network’s board of directors.