Pine Tree Society and Maine Parent Federation will offer a series of workshops designed for parents, caregivers, educators and providers who provide services to children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The free workshops will take place via Zoom throughout the month of April. Registration is required and space is limited.
Register for one for each individual workshop using the links below. After you register, you will receive a confirmation with the link and instructions for joining the workshop.
Katie Beckett Waiver Progam: A Step-By-Step Guide to Apply for Benefits
Thurs., April 1 at 3:00 p.m.
Presented by Dylan Campbell and Jodie Hall, Maine Parent Federation
Dylan Campbell and Jodie Hall, Maine Parent Federation Trainers, for a webinar about the Katie Beckett Waiver Program. You will learn what the waiver is, what services you can receive through Katie Beckett, and how to apply for the waiver.
Distance Learning: Top 10 Tips to Make Distance Learning More Engaging, Motivating and Effective
Wed., April 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Linda Bonnar, M.A.CCC-SLP/ATP, director of Pine Tree Society’s Speech/Language and Assistive Technology program
The past twelve months have been a rollercoaster for parents and educators alike. And though the challenges presented by Covid-19 are rapidly changing every day, we should anticipate that distance learning will be a part of our lives for the foreseeable future. How do we continue to support our children/students in this adventure? What can we do to help make distance learning more successful for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Linda Bonnar, M.A.CCC-SLP/ATP, director of Pine Tree Society’s Speech/Language and Assistive Technology program, will share top 10 distance learning tips for parents and educators based on her, and her team’s, experiences – and the experiences of the families and educators she has been supporting over the past 12 months. Join us for this informative and interactive session.
Panel Discussion presented by Maine Parent Federation and Pine Tree Society Staff
Mon., April 26 at 12:00 p.m.
The team from MPF and Pine Tree Society will address participant questions and provide guidance around specific needs. Learn more about services and specifically spend time talking about our Family Support Navigator Program (FSN) which is our peer to peer parent support program.
Transition to Adulthood: What services are available? Who is eligible and what is the process?
Thurs., April 29 at 3:00 p.m.
Michael Bell, Children’s Case Manager Team Leader, Pine Tree Society
The transition to adulthood can be stressful process that ideally should begin between the ages of 12 and 14. We will break it down for you in this workshop designed for parents and caregivers. Learn about the wide array of programs and services available, the eligibility process and timeline for securing what your loved one needs.