Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (RRCASD) Short-Term Intensive Training & Parent Programs The RRCASD is pleased to offer 2 FREE parent education programs: Parent Care Coordination in ASD & Parent Stress Management. Parent Care Coordination in ASD. This is a series of 3, 2-hour webinars offered each year in the spring (May/June). Participants learn how to (1) identify their child’s care needs, (2) learn about the educational and social service systems and the process for applying for and accessing services that are needed, and (3) strategies for coordinating care among various systems. To participate in this series you must have (a) a child between 5 and 25 years of age with ASD, (b) a computer with internet access and speakers/microphone OR a computer with internet access and a telephone, and (c) be able to participate in all 3 webinars, which are generally offered from 1-3pm on each of the 3 days scheduled. Parent Stress Management. This is a series of 6, 2-hour small-group on-site sessions offered each year in the spring (April to June). Participants learn (1) how to improve their awareness of stress management strategies they are currently using that are not helpful, and (2) will learn alternative strategies that may work to reduce stress. To participate in this program you must have a child diagnosed with ASD (any age) and be able to attend and participate in all 6 sessions. Seating for both programs is limited to 6 participants. If you are interested in either one of these programs, please consider putting your name on a ‘to be contacted list’ for spring 2016 program offerings. Registration information will be sent out in March 2016. To put your name on the ‘to be contacted list’ for the Care Coordination Program, please complete this survey: Care Coordination in ASD Survey To put your name on the ‘to be contacted list’ for the Parent Stress Management Program, please complete this survey: Stress Management Survey If you have any questions about these programs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Parent Programs in the subject line, or call us at 1-855-508-8485. General Short-Term Intensive Training Information Each year we provide time-limited intensive training to a school district, agency, or group who demonstrates a need for targeted training in an area related to the assessment and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Examples of past training activities include (a) assisting a school district to set up several school-based teams to develop comprehensive support plans for school-age students with ASD to improve participation in the general education setting, (b) assisting a group of developmental agencies to increase their knowledge of effective ASD supports and interventions, (c) assisting a group of transition specialists to increase their knowledge of practice considerations for assessing and supporting transition-age students with ASD, and (d) assisting a group of parents to improve their knowledge and skill in coordinating care for their child with ASD. If you are interested in learning more about our Short-Term Intensive Training activity or would like to request consideration for receiving this type of training, please contact us at: Phone: (855) 508-8485 (toll-free) E-mail: email@example.com The RRCASD is made possible by a grant from the NYS Education Department and is locally sponsored by the University of Rochester’s Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities. * This resource is provided for informational purposes only. Information should not be used as a substitute for professional assessment and judgment. Although the information is believed to be accurate and reliable, all information is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose. The University of Rochester shall not be liable for any damages, including direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, which may arise out of the use of the information contained within this resource.