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Workshops in English

Mix and Match Your Workshop Topics

This year’s workshop descriptions include a topical symbol to make selections easier. Match colors to create a topical strand or mix topics to meet your needs. If English is not your first language, we also have workshops in Haitian Creole, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, and Vietnamese.

Topics Key:
Assistive Technology (AT) | Autism (ATS) | Behavioral / Mental Health (B/MH) | Early Childhood (EC)
Specific Condition (SC) | Health Care (HC) | Parenting / Parent Leadership (PL)
Special Education (SPED) | Transition to Adulthood (TR)

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Session 1: 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

1. East Meets West: Primary Care Model for ASD (ATS)
2. Demystifying Dyslexia: Essential Information about Assessment, Intervention,
and Support at Home (SC)
3. Challenging Behaviors in Children with Developmental Disabilities (B/MH)
4. School Systems and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission: Providing Transition Services to Support Students’ Visions (TR)
5. Complex Care: Family Challenges and Insights (HC)
6. Sped Law Updates: What Did You Miss Last Year and What You Don’t Want to Miss This Year (SPED)
7. Expanded Core Curriculum: Leveling the Playing Field for Students who have Visual Impairments and Other Disabilities (SPED)
8. A Conversation with Keynote Speaker Paula Kluth
9. Fostering Peer Relationships in All Young Children (EC)


Session 2: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

10. Red Flags for Learning or Communication Disabilities in Young Children (EC)
11. Serving on Groups and Participating in Decision-Making (PL)
12. Families and Care Providers: Improving Outcomes for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (HC)
13. We’ve Got the Diagnosis and the Recommendations, Now What? (B/MH)
14. Physical & Communication Access: Isn’t that the Law? (SPED)
15. Inclusive Schools Project (SPED)
16. From Local to National Advocacy: Cultural Humility Revisited (HC – Policy)
17. Access to College and Jobs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TR)
18. Facilitating greater independence for transition: Using self-management to support self-advocacy and self-determination (TR)
19. Autism Insurance in Massachusetts: How to Obtain ABA Therapy and Find an ABA Therapist. (ATS)


Session 3: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

20. Advocacy Lessons from BSEA Decisions (SPED)
21. Family Wellness: Integrative Therapies to Relieve Caregiver Stress (HC – Family Wellness)
CANCELLED 22. FBA: How to Interpret and Utilize the Results (B/MH)
22. Supporting Individuals and Families During Transition Planning (TR)
23. Special Education Law: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ATS)
24. Transforming Small Actions into a Movement (PL)
25. Working Together: A Team Approach to Assistive Technology (AT)
26. What Happens After School For Us? Young Adults with Different Abilities Talk! (B/MH)
27. Go Team! Interdisciplinary Planning for Young Adults (TR)
28. Finding and Establishing an Independent Living Facility for your Child (TR)
29. The Pyramid Model: Positive Solutions for Families (EC)
30. The Warp and the Weft (SC)