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 Stress Management & Parent Care Coordination in ASD. Parent Stress Management This is a series of 6, 2-hour small-group on-site sessions offered each year in the spring (March to April). This group-based program focuses on in-the-moment strategies to reduce stress using mindfulness. Mindfulness focuses on acceptance and also involves learning ways to take control of your mind, instead of letting your thoughts run away with you. Sessions will also involve some brief movement practice (e.g., stretching, walking). Meetings are held on Wednesday mornings from 10am – 12pm for 6 weeks: 3/9/16 - 4/13/16 in the School of Nursing building (Helen Wood Hall). Parking stickers will be provided. 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. For more details and program registration, please see the “Flyer” and the “Registration” links below. Please Note: Registration is now CLOSED for the 2016 Program. Please check back later in the year for updates on the next program offering. 2016 Parent Stress Management Program Flyer! 2016 Parent Stress Management Program Registration! 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 1-3 p.m. on each of the 3 days scheduled. 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 through a grant from the NYS Education Department and is a program of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Rochester Medical Center. These resources are 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.