Abilis Autism Speaker Series - From Research to Practice
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)
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.
When & Where
Abilis Autism Committee
Abilis meets the myriad needs of people with developmental disabilities - not only in childhood, but throughout their lives.
Abilis works in schools, civic organizations and with families in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien and throughout Fairfield County and into Westchester County in New York state.
Abilis provides employment services for adults and residential support to adults in more than a dozen homes owned by Abilis in Greenwich and Stamford, as well as to people living more independently in apartments and condominiums.
Many families work with us for weeks or months. For others, the journey lasts years or even a lifetime. In every case, Abilis’ respect for people – their dreams, dignity and personal preferences – guides the way. Abilis provides people with the support and advocacy they need to build able lives and strong communities.