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How to Create Daily Schedules to Support Home-Based Learning for Students with Autism
Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Heli Vires-Collins, M.A., BCBA/COBA, Behavior Analyst, Monarch Center for Autism; and Amee Jones, RBT, Behavior Specialist, Monarch Center for Autism
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Many individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder thrive on routine, predictability, and structure. The COVID-19 pandemic, an unexpected and unprecedented situation, has significantly changed our daily structures and routines, and it has added unwanted schedule-gaps. Online schooling asks parents to engage their children in learning activities while simultaneously managing their jobs and perhaps their other children’s education in the home. New routines must be learned. Additionally, many fun activities students typically enjoy are now inaccessible due to the pandemic. Schedules are tools that help structure the day, teach new routines, and assist with challenging behaviors. This edWebinar will teach you about the different types of schedules and when to use each of them. Moreover, it will teach you how to create and implement schedules that your students with autism will follow.
This recorded edWebinar will be of benefit to preK through high school teachers, librarians, school leaders, therapists, and aides.
About the Presenters
Heli Vires-Collins is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and a Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst. She received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in psychology from Cleveland State University and completed Behavior Analysis coursework at Florida Institute of Technology. She has worked at Monarch Center for Autism for more than three years. Prior to joining Monarch’s Behavior Team, Heli provided in-home behavior consultation. Heli has twelve years of experience working with students on the autism spectrum including work as a paraprofessional at Avon Lake City Schools. When Heli isn’t working or reading up on the latest behavior analytic research, she enjoys tending to her garden with her family and walking her rescue dogs.
Amee Jones is a Registered Behavior Technician certified through the BACB. In June, Amee will graduate with her master’s degree in special education with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from Brandman University. Following her graduation, Amee plans to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board exam. She has worked as a Behavior Specialist at the Monarch Center for Autism for nearly two years. Prior to joining Monarch’s Behavior Team, Amee provided behavior support to families in their homes. Amee has four years of professional experience working with clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Amee is also a military spouse and parent to two school-aged children, both diagnosed with ASD. During her free time, Amee enjoys camping and fishing with her family as well as discovering unique places to visit.
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