Home Support for Individuals with Autism

Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Live Broadcast
Webinar Code: AT18-WEB21-LB
Webinar Fee: $39

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Overview

Young adults and adults with autism who are either living at home or in a group home, require adaptations to their environment that are necessary for them to be able to access and live safely in their home setting. I will explain the process of starting from scratch and addressing sensory, behavioral and communication needs in the home. I will share how I was involved in creating a group home for 6 adults with autism in Chicago, what preparation was needed prior to the adults moving in, what adaptations were made to the house, what supports were placed in the house, how we transitioned the adults in, and what worked and what did not work. Additionally, you will see data in regards to how these supports had significant implications in behavior. Pictures will be included.

Learning Objectives

  1. The participant will be able to identify a minimum of 3 visuals to place in the home to support a person with autism be more independent
  2. The participant will be able to identify a minimum of 3 different modifications to the home that can be completed to support a person with autism to make the home more accessible in every way
  3. The participant will be able to identify a minimum of 3 ways to meet the sensory needs of a person with autism in the home environment

Speaker

Mo Buti

Owner/CEO
AiepA: Advocate and Instructional Expert for People with Autism
With over 27 years of experience, Mo is a practiced professional in the field of special education providing services and support to those with disabilities and their families. She served as Director of Program Development for Neumann Family Services. Prior to Neumann, she managed autism programs and services for over 6,000 students as Director of Autism and Intellectual Disabilities at Chicago Public Schools. Mo’s additional experience also includes special education teacher, autism itinerant and special education administrator.
Mo Buti possesses a M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN, QIDP certification, Director of Special Education degree/certificate from Illinois and her Type 75 Administrator certification.
Mo is a dynamic, international speaker and well-respected authority on autism, intellectual disabilities, adult services, behavioral strategies, educational supports, and more. An active member in the special education community, including the Illinois State Autism Task Force and the Vizzle Advisory Board, Mo was the recipient of the 2012 Bobby Reyes Tribute Award from Esperanza for outstanding commitment and dedication to children and adults with developmental disabilities by an individual.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Strand

Everyday Technologies

Target Audience

ADA Administrators, Family Members, OTs, PTs

Experience Level

All

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