San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
From Research to Practice: What are the most promising practices for children & young adults with autism?
Our November speaker is BARBARA COOK from the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Barbara Cook, MS, CCC-SLP, Coordinator of Training, contributes experience in the development and implementation of workshops, presentations, and trainings for school-based personnel working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her training focus has been in the areas of speech and language, social communication, and social competency. Ms. Cook has worked as a private consultant with The Eden Family of Services Outreach-Connecticut Division and is pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Southern Connecticut State University.
The mission of the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders (Southern Connecticut State University) is to serve as a resource and collaborative partner by developing, validating, and delivering effective, innovative training, services, and technical assistance to teachers, other school-based personnel, families, and community service providers in the use of evidence-based practices for individuals ages 3 - 21 with autism spectrum disorders in the state of Connecticut.
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Abilis Autism Committee
Abilis provides people with developmental disabilities and their families in lower Fairfield County, CT and parts of Westchester County, NY with supports and advocacy for building able lives and strong communities.
Abilis will set the standard of excellence for person-centered services through innovation, teamwork and respect for the people we serve. Together, we will shape communities in which people of all abilities participate and contribute as equal citizens.
Abilis believes that all people deserve to live, learn, work and enjoy life based upon their personal preferences. Each person’s own strengths and dreams for the future deserve acknowledgment and respect. All people deserve access to resources, opportunities and skills that enhance their ability to self-advocate effectively.
People with disabilities have the same rights as all people. They are entitled to good health care and safety, meaningful choices, achievement, friendship, fulfilling work and a comfortable place to live.