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Increasing Developmental Assets and Building Resiliency in Children with Autism

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Increasing Developmental Assets and Building Resiliency in Children with Autism

Presented by Melissa (Missy) McClain, Community Education Program Coordinator, Akron Children’s Hospital

Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle

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This recorded edWebinar focuses on the strengths of children and how school staff can nurture a path to thriving for all. Melissa McClain, Community Education Program Coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the 40 Developmental Assets from Search Institute that provide a framework for identifying a child’s unique resiliency strengths, as well as gaps, to best support their overall needs. This framework provides social and emotional strategies to build children’s confidence in their ability to handle everyday adversity. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how to recognize a child’s spark and use developmental relationships to build resilience in children with autism.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-12 teachers, school and district leaders, special education staff, support staff, counselors, interventionists, therapists, and aides. 


Melissa (Missy) McClainAbout the Presenter

Melissa McClain is a graduate of Kent State University and the community education program coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital. She is responsible for a social and emotional learning curriculum that includes K-12 classroom education as well as psychological trauma education for educators and other professionals who work in a school environment. Since 2006, Melissa has educated over 70,000 students, school staff and community members. She has worked with over 150 Ohio school buildings and community organizations that work with youth and has also been lucky to travel to speak for state and national audiences on teen dating, emotional literacy, bullying, and psychological trauma.

Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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monarch center for autismMonarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Monarch offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for individuals ages three through adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Highlights, which incorporate Monarch’s visual language treatment model, include a preschool; day school for children, adolescents & young adults; transition education program; summer & extended school year programs; therapeutic residential treatment program; adult vocational & supported living programs; and community training.


star autismSTAR Autism Support (SAS) provides curriculum materials, workshops and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction!


vizzle autismVizZle provides a library of more than 14,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own from scratch. The lessons can be tailored to any grade level, assigned to any student, and played on iPad or Android tablets, laptop or desktop computers. Data is tracked automatically. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.



Tuesday, April 20, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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