$35 – $55

Solutions For Success 2018 | For The Special Needs Community

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doTERRA Head Quarters

549 South 1300 West

Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

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If you're a parent, caregiver, teacher, or just want to learn practical advice to help you navigate the incredible journey of those with special needs, this conference is for you!

This will be a series of in-depth workshops that cover some of the most talked about topics in the special needs community.

We are happy to have nationally recognized presenters: Stacy Taylor, M.A. B.C.B.A Behavior Analyst and Terri Couwenhoven, M.S. Certified Sexuality Educator. Both Stacy and Terri are highly sought after because of their expertise in their fields. You will walk away with practical advice and useful strategies that you can implement into your homes, field, and classrooms.

Some of what you'll learn:

  • Behavior strategies to help you better understand and improve problem behaviors

  • Practical solutions to help individuals with special needs open doors to friendships

  • Help for transitioning to adulthood, puberty, and dating

  • How to help individuals foster social skills

  • Potty training techniques you can easily implement

Because United Angels foundation and doTERRA are subsidizing the cost of the conference, we are able to offer these amazing workshops at an affordable, discounted rate of $35 for individual or $45 per couple (2 parents). Contact Jill for group discounted rates jill@unitedangels.org or call Jill at 801-369-1818.


Breakout Sessions:

Potty Training Children with Developmental Disabilities

You’ve tried everything and your child STILL won’t potty train? Potty training is a rite of passage for children and parents alike! While it is not always easy, there are tips and tricks that you can use to make it easier. Participants will learn signs of readiness, strategies to potty train and ways to support children when those inevitable accidents occur.

Developing and Implementing Behavior Plans…Like a Boss

What do you do when problem behaviors occur? Are these behaviors really dysfunctional? Absolutely not! Participants will learn how to find the function in what many consider “dysfunctional” behavior. In this presentation, we will discuss prevention and effective consequences for all ages and stages. These principles and strategies are best practices in the science of learning and behavior and they are exactly what you need to understand in order to help develop and implement an effective behavior intervention plan.

A Parent’s Guide to Growing Up: Supporting Healthy Sexuality in Pre-Adolescents Bodies, Boundaries, and Behavior, a Primer on Puberty

Families often experience anxiety when tweens with intellectual disabilities begin to exhibit changes that occur during puberty. In this workshop, parents will learn about the most frequently identified issues and concerns of parents of pre-adolescence with intellectual disabilities and practical ways and strategies to address them. Visual tools, fun learning activities, and useful resources specifically designed for students with intellectual disabilities will be shared.

Social Skills Strategies and Supports

What are social skills? Why are they so difficult to learn? Why do they seem to be so hard to teach? There are so many questions and concerns because we all realize the importance of having good social skills and how this relates to having a happy and fulfilled life. Social skills impact one's ability to make and keep friends, but they can also impact how much a person is effectively included in daily activities at home, at school and in the community. In this presentation, we will discuss what social skills really are, how to most effectively teach them, and review some great activities you can introduce to help improve social skills in any setting.

Supporting Healthy Dating Relationships: What Parents Need to Know / I Want a Boyfriend/Girlfriend

The need for intimacy and meaningful connections with others is part of the human condition. People with intellectual disabilities have similar needs for intimacy, but often encounter a unique set of barriers as they move from dating into a serious, long-term relationship. In this workshop, Terri will identify common obstacles uniquely experienced by people with intellectual disabilities, helpful roles for parents and/or support providers, and strategies for teaching and supporting self-advocates interested in dating.


Schedule

Registration Continental Breakfast Provided
7:30—9:00 AM

Potty Training Roundtable (optional)

  • 8:00—9:00 AM

Developing and Implementing Behavior Plans

  • Stacy Taylor 9:15—11:45 PM

Supporting Healthy Dating Relationships

  • Terri Couwenhoven 9:15—11:45 PM

Lunch

  • Food Trucks Available for Purchase 12:00—1:00 PM


A Parent’s Guide to Growing Up & Puberty

  • Terri Couwenhoven 1:00—3:00 PM

Social Skills Strategies and Supports

  • Stacy Taylor 1:00—3:00 PM

Ask the Experts

  • Q&A for Parents & Professionals Stacy Taylor & Terri Couwenhoven 3:15—4:00 PM


Presenter Bios:

Terri Couwenhoven M.S. is a certified sexuality educator who specializes in developing programs and resources for people who have cognitive disabilities, their families and the professionals who support them. She is the author of Teaching Children with Down syndrome about their Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, The Girls’ Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes in the Tween Years, A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes During Puberty and her newest book, Boyfriends & Girlfriends: A Guide to Dating for People with Disabilities. When she is not teaching or writing, she is the Clinic Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She is the mother of two girls, her oldest daughter has Down syndrome.

Stacy Taylor MA, B.C.B.A. received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rollins College and completed her Master's degree in Education at the University of Central Florida. For over 18 years, she has worked as an early interventionist, educator and behavior analyst providing services to people with developmental disabilities and learning/behavioral challenges. She has served as director for 3 clinical programs and currently owns and operates an Applied Behavior Analysis program, Advance Behavior & Learning, and a fully inclusive 21st-century private school, Advance Learning Academy in Central Florida. Mrs. Taylor has worked in a variety of settings including clinics, schools, and homes. In addition to providing 1:1 treatment to children, she has also provided training and consultation to parents, teachers, therapists, and agencies. She has spoken at numerous conferences across the country on early intervention, education, and behavioral treatment and served on the board of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. She also enjoys teaching college-level courses that help students learn more about inclusion, learning, and behavior and provides an internship site to give students a start in the field and gain real-world experience.


Sponsored by, the United Angels Foundation and doTERRA

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