5 Must-See Sessions from Living with Autism Workshop 2023

In our latest Living with Autism Workshop event, attendees loved facts and personal stories.

When a child is diagnosed with autism, the first place to turn is the experts for the facts. But often equally important is finding people who completely understand what you are facing to provide vital emotional support.

At our most recent Living With Autism Workshop, the three full days of sessions offered a mix of personal stories and facts that every parent needs.

Wondering what sessions people love the most? Here are the top five most-viewed sessions so far:

From Child to Adult: My Journey to a Fulfilling Life on the Spectrum

Nationally recognized speaker, author and Love on the Spectrum advisor Kerry Magro shares his journey from a nonverbal child to success as an autism advocate. “For parents, never give up on your child,” he says.

ABA 101: Fundamentals of the Premier Autism Therapy

Sarah Peterson, BCBA, and Taylor Stempnik, BCBA, both at Henry Ford Health, share the basics of applied behavior analysis, including the assessments parents will encounter and parents’ most asked questions.

IEPs 101: Developing the Best Educational Path for Your Child

Dr. Melissa Maye of Henry Ford Health shares how to start an IEP with your school district and tips to ensure effective communication and collaboration with your child’s special education team.

Autism After High School: An Autism Mom’s Perspective

Author and mom Carrie Cariello shares a story all parents can relate to, her own from her heart of raising her son Jack, along with resources and advice for helping him reach his fullest potential, which includes college. One attendee described her session as giving her hope for her own child’s potential.

Disruptive Behavior in ASD Teens: A Crisis Management Tool Kit for Parents

Dr. Melissa Hendriks of Henry Ford Health knows the teen years pose some of the most difficult challenges for families. She shares her best tips on how to understand and respond to challenging behaviors in teens with autism.

You can access other session recordings and presentations at MetroParent.com.


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