Thursday, December 20, 2012

SUPPORTING ADULTS WITH AUTISM. EVERYONE Communicates: Training Ourselves to Better Hear One Another!

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THERE'S STILL TIME TO REGISTER AT ALL LOCATIONS!


DDA/MCDD SUPPORTING ADULTS WITH AUTISM TRAINING SERIES
presents:

 EVERYONE Communicates:
Training Ourselves to Better Hear One Another!

Comm Skills    


COLUMBIA
Monday January 7, 2012 
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

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CAMBRIDGE
Tuesday January 8, 2012
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Holiday Inn Express
2715 Ocean Gateway
Cambridge, MD 21613
  
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HAGERSTOWN
Wednesday January 9, 2012
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Ramada Plaza Hotel
1718 Underpass Way
Hagerstown MD, 21740 

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BOWIE
Thursday January 10, 2012
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bowie Comfort Inn Conference Center
4500 Crain Highway
Bowie, MD 20716

Greetings!
Too often those we care about and support are seen as "non-communicative" due to perceptions of autism and other disabilities.  Many have come to realize just the opposite..." "EVERYONE COMMUNICATES!"  Every person is expressing themselves and communicating all of the time, in a variety of different ways... sometimes we just need to learn to listen a bit differently.  Join us in this highly interactive workshop where participants will:

     1.  Assess their limitations, awkwardness, and inexperience in hearing those with "severe communication issues" as well as acknowledging their innate abilities to notice, read, and hear subliminal communications all around them. 
     2. Learn and practice various simple techniques and strategies to "read" others' subtle communications and strategize ways to expand this knowledge with others.
     3. Explore possible systems, methods, devices, and other materials that may be used to augment communication.
     4. Design recommendations and suggestions to increase and expand their and other's work in this area along with identifying needed supports, further learning, and ideas to increase the communication of everyone.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

The Team from Networks for Training and Development, Inc.
  
Ramenta Cotrell, M.Ed., M.A. holds Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Spanish from Temple University, a Masters in Special Education from Arcadia University and a Master's in Counseling Psychology.  After completing Networks' Communication Mentors' Course in 2009, Ramenta continued her work supporting individuals transitioning from institutions to independent living. She currently lives in Maryland and works full-time as an Employment Specialist for The League of Baltimore.
  
Nancy Jo Geise is the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Liaison at Networks for Training and Development, Inc.'s Northcentral PA office. Nancy Jo is a graduate of Networks' Communication Mentors' Course and a member of the Community Unity and Ampes programs of Northumberland County.     

Jennifer Seybert, M.S.Ed. holds a B.A. in Psychology from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. and a Master's degree in Disability Studies at Syracuse University.  She has been noted as the first person with "classic Autism" to receive a Masters degree.  She serves on the Executive Board for the Autism National Committee (AUTCOM) as Vice President and is an associate with Networks for Training and Development, Inc.

Jessica Stover, M.S., A.T.P. is the Assistive Technology Specialist and Central PA Coordinator for Networks for Training and Development, Inc. and is a RESNA (Rehabilitation and Engineering Society of North America) certified Assistive Technology Practitioner (A.T.P).


REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!

Columbia: Monday, January 7, 2013

Cambridge: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hagerstown: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bowie: Thursday, January 10, 2013
If you should need any special accommodations please contact Aisha Mason at mcdd@kennedykrieger.org.

Hope to see you there! 

Sincerely,

Aisha Mason
MCDD
443-923-9555

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