ASK Webinars

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The goal of ASK Webinars is to reach out to parents and professionals to inform and educate them, and to serve as a system of support and reference. Webinars are scheduled with live presentations and discussions and are then archived on this page to allow parents and professionals to access this information when needed.

Current ASK Webinars and their descriptions are listed below. Watch for upcoming live Webinar dates and topics on our homepage.
 

Title

Webinar Description

TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD:  POST-SECONDARY
EDUCATION
This webinar discusses the options for post-secondary training such as supports available at various colleges and trade schools, Adult Learning Centers, and the Erskine-Greene Institute.
   
TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD:  RESIDENTIAL  This webinar discusses various residential options for adults with special needs.
   
TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD:  EMPLOYMENT This webinar will share ideas and resources used for employment goals and outcomes and identify factors that can be used to support employment as a goal and outcome
   
TRANSITION CASE CONFERENCE

This webinar focuses on the importance of the Transition Case Conference: 

  • How is this different from other case conferences
  • What are the goals of this meeting
  • How to prepare / What to bring
  • Who should attend
   
SCHOOLS BILLING MEDICAID:  THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN AND WHY In accordance with both Medicaid and Education laws and rules, a public school district may access a student’s public insurance benefits (Medicaid) to help fund the costs to provide IEP-required health-related services to that student.  This webinar will help answer questions as to when and why the schools can bill Medicaid, what services are covered, and how this affects the family’s benefits.
 
WORK INCENTIVES - HELPING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PREPARE FOR WORK Work Incentives Planning assists people with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits to determine the effect that employment earnings will have on their benefits and identify possible resources in their pursuit of employment goals. 
   
SOCIAL SKILLS This presentation discusses how to best assess social skills of an individual and ideas for social skills development.
   
TRAVELING WITH A DISABILITY         This webinar discusses what to consider when choosing your location and hotel as well as what steps to take to make check-in and security checks at the airport go more smoothly
   

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS:  WHAT, WHY, HOW
This webinar addresses what Special Needs Trusts (SNT's) are and how they are distinctive from other types of trusts that individuals might set up for various reasons
   
DADS - A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE A webinar all about dads.  How to be a positive influence in both a child with special needs life and the child’s mothers life (whether married, living together, divorced or otherwise.). What dads can do to be involved and make a difference.
   
MEDICAID DISABILITY This webinar covered the changes that have recently occurred to this program. How is eligibility determined now? How do the changes affect those already receiving benefits? Where do you turn if you have questions?
   
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME 101  An overview of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. This webinar will discuss the characteristics of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
   
WATER SAFETY AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Summer is a time when many kids are thinking about spending days at the local pool. While pool time is a great way to keep cool, there are precautions that parents can take to make sure that it is a safe and fun summer.
   
INTRODUCTION TO ABA THERAPY         This webinar introduces and discusses Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) in a parent to parent style. With the broad scope of behavior analysis, ABA is one small segment.
   
LA SEGURIDAD DE LOS NIÑOS CON NECESIDADES ESPECIALES

This webinar included information on safety around the home and in the community. Information on safety for children with disabilities was also presented. / Este seminario web incluye información sobre la seguridad de niños especiales en el hogar y en la comunidad. También se presenta información sobre niños con tendencia a escapar.

Presented in Spanish. / ¡Presentado en español!

   
TRANSICION A LA VIDA ADULTA PARA INDIVIDUOS CON DISCAPACIDADES  

General Topics / Temas Generales que se van a discutir

  • Future Planning/ Planeando El Futuro
  • Post Secondary Education vs. Vocational Training / Educación Post-Secundaria o Entrenamiento Vocacional
  • Healthcare Financing / Opciones para seguro de salud
  • Services provided by accessABILITY / Servicios proveídos por accessABILITY
 
   
SETTING UP AND MAINTAINING A SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY This webinar focuses on what is a Special Needs Ministry and why it is important. You will learn about different types of programs and how they work, how to get started in your church, and how to maintain the program.
   
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATION AND LEARNING This webinar discusses ways technology can help support reading, writing, organization and communication. Features of assistive technology products are demonstrated along with real-world examples of successful student use.
   
BULLYING AND THE IEP

Bullying is an issue that affects all types of people. Children with special needs are no exception. This webinar will provide ways on how a child can respond to being bullied as well as ideas of accommodations and supports that can be written into the student's IEP to address bullying.

   
THE POWER OF WORDS AT SCHOOL AND HOME: COMMUNICATING A POSITIVE MESSAGE
  • Resolve differences without frustration and anger
  • Speak to your children proactively to minimize problems
  • Redirect behavior at home more effectively
  • Building Toward Success in Adult Life
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BUILDING TOWARD SUCCESS IN ADULT LIFE This webinar is for parents and caregivers of children with special needs transitioning into adulthood. Topics discussed in this webinar include education, decision making, work, living, and health care transition.
   
STARTING A SUPPORT GROUP While support groups are a wonderful resource, starting and maintaining a support group requires commitment and planning. This webinar focuses on the steps needed to start a support group as well as what is needed to maintain a successful group. Different types of support groups are also be reviewed.
   
SUMMER CAMPS AND RECREATION   There are several types of camps and activities available and finding a good match for your child is important. This webinar focused on the differences between day camps and residential camps, the supports that are available to campers, questions to ask, considerations to make before choosing a camp, and much more.
   
EVALUACIÓN DE EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL: COMO SOLICITARIA Y QUE SUCEDE DESPUÉS DE LA EVALUACIÓN 


 
Este webinar le explicará como solicitar una evaluación de educación especial del sistema escolar público cuando un niño es sospechado de tener una discapacidad que hace impacto o podría afectar su educación. También se va a discutir lo que sucede después de la solicitud de evaluación, como va a ser conducida la evaluación, como los resultados serán compartidos con los padres y usados para tomar decisiones sobre el programa educativo de un niño, y lo que pasa si usted no está de acuerdo con los resultados.
   
WHAT IS A MEDICAL HOME?

Join us for the next ASK webinar and learn about Medical Homes. Did you know that a Medical Home is . . .

  • How (not where) primary care is provided for a panel of patients
  • Where a team of people, including the family, all office staff, specialists and community partners, are all working towards one goal
  • Proactive, planned and creative care
  • Much more!
   
REQUESTING A SPECIAL EDUCATION EVALUATION AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT 
 

This webinar explains how to request an education evaluation from the public school system when a child is suspected of having a disability that is impacting or could impact their education. It discusses what happens after the request, including what the evaluation will look like, how the results are shared and used to make decisions about a child's educational program, and what happens if you disagree with the results.

Transition to early childhood special education is also discussed for families that have children transitioning from First Steps services to preschool through the public school.

   
INDIANA'S INSURANCE MANDATE FOR AUTISM: WHAT IT  IS AND HOW TO USE IT!  

Families living in Indiana who have children with Autism or PDD may have access to a wealth of services if their insurance is covered by the Indiana Insurance Mandate for Autism. This webinar will help you understand what the Insurance Mandate for Autism and PDD is and will help you determine if your insurance is covered under the mandate. It will also help you learn what to do to access services under the mandate.

   

THE INS AND OUTS OF GUARDIANSHIP 
The purpose of this webinar is to assist you in understanding the various types of guardianship as well as the steps to take to become a guardian of your adult child with special needs.
   
RECOGNIZING THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF FOSTER AND ADOPTED CHILDREN: HOW  TO KNOW AND WHERE TO GO!  
 
This webinar will focus on assisting foster parents to recognize the specific special needs of foster and adopted children and will provide information on where to turn for help.

 

The ASK webinars are for informational purposes only. Legal advice on a specific issue should be sought by a licensed legal professional.