Being Abilities-Based with the 4 A's of Autism

Awareness to Acceptance to Appreciation to Action as a Strengths-Based Pathway to Fulfilling and Productive Lives (DIR 434)

Wednesday

July 20, 2022

8:00-11:00PM US EDT

Live Online

(NEW YORK TIME)

Professionals: $79 USD

Parents, Caregivers, Students, and Self-Advocates: $39 USD

Stephen Shore, EdD

World Renowned Autistic Self-Advocate and Autism Expert

Co-Sponsored by

Course Description

With an autobiographical structure combining experiences of people on the autism spectrum and other neurodiverse conditions, this course focuses on making fulfilling and productive lives for individuals with differences the rule rather than the exception. Participants are charged to reframe their thinking away from deficit and disorder, towards seeking abilities based on individual strengths. The session ends with generalizing focus on strengths-based thinking to the rest of humanity – and finally, to the audience themselves.

Instructional method: Live Online lecture.

No prerequisites

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will understand and be able to discuss the context of awareness and acceptance as a pathway towards appreciation where autistic and neurodiverse people are valued for whom they are.

  2. Participants will be able to describe at least 2 examples where a perceived weakness can be considered as a strength for leading a fulfilling and productive life.

  3. Participants will be able to create at least 2 examples demonstrating one’s own transition from thinking of autism and other neurodiverse conditions in terms of deficit, disorder, and disability to an abilities based model by asking what *can* the individual do.

Agenda

  1. An overview of the the 4 A's of Autism

  2. Awareness and acceptance as a pathway towards appreciation

  3. Defining being strength-based

  4. Transition from thinking of autism and other neurodiverse conditions in terms of deficit, disorder, and disability to an abilities-based model

Instructors

Stephen Shore, EdD

Professional Continuing Education

All participants can request a Certificate of Attendance documenting hours of participation and available professional continuing education credits at the time of registration. Please note that continuing education credit is only provided for direct seat time. Course preparation including readings, lectures, and mentoring is not included in the CE hour or credit total. This course is a live online course and participants must log in individually to the online classroom, following the instructions provided by ICDL and with their camera on, so there is a record of each participant's attendance individually. If participants join in a room with a group, each participant must still log in on their own device so ICDL can see each participant and verify each individual's login and log out of the online classroom. Participants must attend the entire course to get CE credit. Partial credit is not an option.

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The course content is focused on a specific product or service (DIRFloortime®) and there will be no mention of other products or services. ICDL does not receive any commercial support for this course.

Continuing Education Questions? E-mail ceu@icdl.com

Speech and Language Pathologists

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area).

Non-Credit Onsite Events: Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner functions nor breaks, board and committee meetings, and networking events.

Skills Level: This Training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators, and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.

Important Information for Speech and Language Pathologists:

As part of your registration, you were asked to share your ASHA account number. This is required for ICDL to process your ASHA continuing education credits. Our Continuing Education Department will complete and submit an ASHA participant form on your behalf at the conclusion of your course.

We also request that all participants complete a course evaluation form that is on your Floortime.org course page. This course evaluation is for ICDL and is used to help improve all aspects of our training program. Your feedback is valuable and we thank you for your time!

If you have any questions about this process please email us at ceu@icdl.com.

Occupational Therapists

This course is offered for 0.3 AOTA CEUs.

(Introductory level, Professional area)

Non-Credit Onsite Events: Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner functions nor breaks, board and committee meetings, and networking events.

Skill Level: This Training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators, and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.

Participants must attend the entire session to successfully complete the course

Please complete the course evaluation form that is on your Floortime.org course page. This course evaluation is for ICDL and is used to help us improve our course offerings. We thank you for your time.

Counselors

ICDL has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6733. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ICDL is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course is available for NBCC continuing education credits. The number of CEUs for NBCC is based on the number of "seat" hours for the course. This course has three (3) seat hours of instruction.

Social Workers

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

ICDL has submitted an application for NASW approval.

NEW YORK STATE SOCIAL WORKERS:

International Council on Development and Learning Disorders, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0371. This course is offered for 3 contact hours of credit.

music therapists

MT-BCs can claim credits for the course under the Other Continuing Education Opportunities category for recertification. Please refer to the Recertification Manual for additional details