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http://www.gtpartnerships.org/professionaldev.html

Brief Biography

Jennifer A. McLaren, school psychologist at Green Tree School, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Scranton and her master’s degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in school psychology from Alfred University where she is currently a doctoral candidate. Jennifer is certified as a school psychologist in Pennsylvania and has her National Certification in School Psychology. Jennifer worked for the Powell Center for Children and Families as the lead researcher in investigations regarding programs for social skills instruction and for reduction dating violence among adolescents. She has also taught at Alfred University as an adjunct professor.

Other Presenter Biographies

Eric R. Mitchell, Ph.D., is the author of "Putting It Together: The Autism and Asperger's Handbook." After graduating from the University of Vermont, he moved on to Rutgers University for his master’s degree, and then to the University of Pennsylvania for his doctoral studies. Continuing to gain experience in the ASD community, he accepted a post-doctoral fellowship specializing in ASD and related disorders with emphasis on cutting edge ABA interventions with eclectic service delivery. Eric is very active as a consulting psychologist around the Philadelphia area, both as a professional and an advocate. Eric was the 2009 Holroyd Lecturer for LaSalle University, with a focus on ASD.

Workshop Description

Navigating service systems can be difficult. Parents are often unaware of where educational services end and where behavioral health services begin. This interactive panel will aid in navigating the complex matrix of school, BHRS, STS, outpatient, and psychiatric services for school-aged children with an ASD. It will teach parents how to create a collaborative team which aids in providing consistency in all environments. Additionally, parents will gain information about effective advocacy for services in the school, home, and community. The discussion will provide an overview of considerations family need in order to identify supports and advocate for their children.

Start Date

3-5-2013 10:45 AM

End Date

3-5-2013 12:00 PM

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May 3rd, 10:45 AM May 3rd, 12:00 PM

Navigating Educational and Behavioral Services: What Parents of Children With ASD Need to Know

Navigating service systems can be difficult. Parents are often unaware of where educational services end and where behavioral health services begin. This interactive panel will aid in navigating the complex matrix of school, BHRS, STS, outpatient, and psychiatric services for school-aged children with an ASD. It will teach parents how to create a collaborative team which aids in providing consistency in all environments. Additionally, parents will gain information about effective advocacy for services in the school, home, and community. The discussion will provide an overview of considerations family need in order to identify supports and advocate for their children.

http://digitalcommons.lasalle.edu/asd/2013/2013/4