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Thanksgiving Tips

thanksgiving day tips 300x200Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family to celebrate and give thanks. However, for some families of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this holiday may be overwhelming with all of the many unfamiliar foods, faces, and places. 

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Halloween Tips

iStock 102116461 SMALLHalloween can be a fun holiday, however, with all of the ghosts, goblins, and commotion out there, it has the potential to be scary as well. To help make Halloween fun and safe for all, we offer the following tips:

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FirstSteps to Cosponsor a Workshop on ACT for Behavior Analysts

FirstSteps is proud to cosponsor a continuing education workshop on Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) for Behavior Analysts with Praxis on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 from 8:30AM-5:30PM.

Featured workshop speakers are Thomas Szabo, PhD, BCBA, and FirstSteps Director of Research and Regional Clinic Director, Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D. This workshop offers seven (7) continuing education credits (CE) for those who attend. Registration is required for students and professionals.

To register or for more information, please visit the workshop website.

 

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FirstSteps for Kids Regional Clinic Director and Research Director to Present in Bodo, Norway

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FirstSteps for Kids Director of Research and Regional Clinic Director, Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D, is presenting at a two-day workshop on September 21st and 22nd, in Bodo, Norway. The conference is for parents and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and is being hosted by the Tromso Child Habilitation Network.

Dr. Tarbox is presenting on FirstSteps research and treatment procedures for establishing executive function skills, including memory, self-control, attention, planning, and problem-solving skills, in children with autism.

For more information on this conference, please visit this translated page

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Transitioning Back to School

back to schoolNow that morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups are a part of the daily routine, we hope everyone is feeling more settled. If there are any remaining jitters or you are looking to help your child master the skills required of the daily routines, please review some of our helpful tips. 

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