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Fostering Play and Friendship Skills in Young Children with Autism in Inclusive Settings – Webinar April 19

Information courtesy of AbleNet

On April 19, tune in to a webinar from AbleNet on facilitating positive peer social interactions and promoting friendship and social skills in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  Learn how to set up the classroom environment to help children with ASD develop appropriate social skills, make friends, and to be effective members of a group. The webinar will illustrate how a variety of child-specific interventions including using video-modeling, scripted stories, social narratives, and prompting strategies can be used to teach targeted social skills.

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How Can I Provide Independent Play in the Classroom For My Youngest Students? Webinar April 10

Information courtesy of AbleNet

Play is fun, but it’s also an important part of early childhood and can build a foundation for learning. However, independent play can be challenging for children with significant physical limitations. On April 10, tune in to a webinar from AbleNet for strategies to provide independent play for younger students.

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Accessibility Issues in Rail Transportation – Webinar April 6

Information courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

On April 6, tune in to an informative webinar on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements for different types of rail equipment and rail stations. While newer light rail systems generally have accessible stations and cars, older subway systems, commuter rail systems, and Amtrak still have a long way to go to become fully accessible. The webinar will include examples of stations and rail cars made more accessible for people with disabilities, and a discussion of the choices transportation entities are contemplating regarding accessibility.

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“Have Dog, Will Travel” – April 4 live online

Information courtesy of the Southeast ADA Center

“ADA Live!” is a monthly radio show broadcast free on the Internet. Ask questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Leaders in the field will share their knowledge, experience and successful strategies that increase the participation of persons with disabilities in communities and businesses.

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Strategies for Recruiting & Hiring People with Disabilities – Webinar March 29

Information courtesy of Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

Companies looking to tap into the skills and talents of people with disabilities may not know where to start. On March 29, tune in to an informative webinar by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) to learn about effective outreach and recruitment strategies that can help companies of all sizes build a pipeline of qualified applicants with disabilities. Presenters will discuss developing relationships with service providers, finding recruitment sources, and other key strategies for locating and attracting top talent with disabilities.

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