2016 Professional Development Series to Kick Off with Amy Maschue!

We have the first workshops of our 2016 Professional Development set! As always, we’re bringing in well-loved presenters who are bringing you best practices on sought-after out-of-school time topics!

Join us for “Autism After School: 50 Challenges & Solutions” presented by Amy Maschue, a certified speech pathologist who has been working with Arizona children for over 15 years. This session was highly-rated at our 2015 School’s Out, Make it Count! Professional Development Confererence and we’re bringing it to even more OST staff by taking it on the road!

1 in 68 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder—a diagnosis which encompasses a wide range of complex development disorders. Every kid with autism brings their own unique talents, humor, perspectives and challenges to your out-of-school time program. But our challenge is how we can best meet their needs.

This professional development workshop will teach you evidence-based practices that will empower you to create a fun, inclusive and enriching program environment for all youth. This workshop will give you a stronger understanding of autism spectrum disorder and the ways it can impact behavior and communication. Our presenter will lead you through a discussion of common challenges and proven strategies for promoting meaningful communication and interactions with kids diagnosed with ASD.

Join us for these sessions while we still have space!

  • Glendale: Thursday, January 28th 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM
    Foothills Recreation Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
  • Flagstaff: Tues day, February 2nd 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM
    Flagstaff Family Resource Center, 4000 N. Cummings St.
  • Tempe: Thursday, February 4th 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM
    Tempe Elementary School District, 3205 S. Rural Road 85282

Each professional development session is 3 hours long, and fulfills DHS training requirements in the area of Growth and Development.

This training also directly aligns with the following Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs:

  • Standard II. Positive Relationships
  • Standard IV. Equity and Inclusion

For more information and to register online, go to our 2016 Trainings page.