Kalyn teaches CTRI workshops in the areas of autism and wellness. She is a gifted facilitator who brings a wealth of knowledge to her training from both her professional background and from her experience raising her 16-year old with profound autism. In university she majored in developmental studies, psychology, and conflict resolution studies. Throughout the last fifteen years, Kalyn has worked with schools, government agencies, and health care organizations to increase awareness and understanding of autism as an educational consultant, trainer and parent. Kalyn published her first book, Mother of the Year and Other Elusive Awards: Misadventures in Autism, in 2013. As a facilitator, she is a warm and engaging speaker who incorporates experiential learning into her presentations.
This webinar covers a wide range of information related to autism spectrum disorder, including diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5, common characteristics and myths associated with autism, and specific terminology used in the field. Viewers will learn strategies for supporting individuals with autism that are based on kindness, curiosity, and respect. Basic frameworks and approaches for having effective interactions with people on the spectrum will also be provided.
Upon completion of this webinar participants should be able to:
Describe the diagnostic criteria for ASD
Identify 3 keys to effective interactions
List different approaches and when they would be most useful
This is an introductory-intermediate level webinar intended for social service and health care professionals, counselors, social workers, school personnel, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about this topic.
Method of Delivery
Each webinar is 60 - 70 minutes in length. Pre-recorded webinars include no interactivity with the instructor. Live webinars will each contain 60 minutes of instruction from the facilitator using visual powerpoint slides and then there will be 10 minutes at the end of the webinar when participants can type in questions or comments directly to the instructor and hear feedback in realtime from the instructor.
Upon viewing entire webinar general participants will be able to receive a general certificate of participants. For those require ASWB and NBCC approved certificates you will need to take a post webinar test. A certificate will be given after successful completion of test. An evaluation form will be available to complete after submitting the posttest.
ASWB: The Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc. (Provider Number 1214), is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: Aug. 10, 2017 – Aug. 10, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
NBCC: CTRI has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6668. Challenging Behaviors in Youth and Understanding Mental Illness workshops do not qualify. CTRI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
While other associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits.