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January 25, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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Family ECHO: Autism - virtual learning series

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Family ECHO: Autism is a virtual learning program for families and caregivers of children and young adults with autism. These sessions offer free, real-time access to autism and behavioral experts. In a series of 75-minute online sessions, you will learn to engage and build skills around: Understanding and managing severe and distressing behaviors; Building support for you and your family; Anxiety and autism; ADHD and autism; Transition to adulthood; Making decisions with your care team.

All sessions are 75 minutes long and begin at 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register, visit:

Dates and Session:

  • September 21 - While you Wait: Don’t Wait - Get Moving - Learn how to get things moving if you are placed on waitlists.
  • October 12 - Anxiety and Autism - Session will review managing anxiety in ASD, effective evaluations used to assess anxiety, and behavioral and medication-based treatment options.
  • October 26 - Irritability and Challenging Behavior: Part I Skills vs Pills Discussion - Managing irritability and promoting emotional regulation at home and community settings.
  • November 16 - Family Support: Healthy Thinking and Quality Team-Based Care - Session will discuss leading and managing healthcare teams while finding time to take care of you and your family.
  • December 7 - Transition Part I: Moving out of Pediatrics - Learn effective strategies for transitioning to adult healthcare. Session will also focus on puberty and the importance of psychological and emotional well-being for adolescents during this phase of life.
  • January 25 - Irritability and Challenging Behavior: Part II Medical Discussion - How to rule out medical conditions that may impact behavior and identify best practices when incorporating medication into treatment plans.
  • February 8 - RUBI: Part I - RUBI is a therapy-based approach often used to manage challenging behaviors in children with autism, leading to happier and healthier lives. This session will discuss the RUBI approach to behavioral therapy and parenting to prevent and reduce disruptive behaviors in children.
  • March 1 - RUBI: Part II - Parenting to teach new skills and the RUBI approach to behavioral therapy.
  • March 22 - Transition: Part II Building Momentum for Adulthood - This session will begin the discussion on how to build independence, social opportunities, and leisure skills for adult years. Additional topics will include guardianship, housing and how to manage all of this!
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