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V.A.L.U.E.S. Trainings

Movie Time: Using Videos to Teach *NEW*

Presented by Crissy Randall and Mary Ursem, Community TIES
Date and Time:
Part 1: Tuesday, June 27, 2017: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Part 2: Friday, July 7, 2017: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration Fee: $20 for Dane County DD providers and family members/$40 all others

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Join us for this two part training series on Video Modeling. The first part of this series is based on Lights, Camera, Autism!, and introduces the research, benefits and how to's of using Video Modeling to teach and support individuals with developmental disabilities. At the end of day 1, we will view a variety of examples of Video Modeling to prepare participants in taking their own video footage during the short break before the second training day.

At the second training day, participants should bring an Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) with their saved videos.  Participants will be given the opportunity to use iMovie to create a Video Modeling project to put into immediate use with an individual they support. Lights, Camera, Autism! will also be available for purchase on both days.

iMovie on the App Store

Crissy Randall has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for the past 10 years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education and a Master's in Low-Incidence Special Education with an emphasis in inclusive practices and Autism. She has supported individuals with disabilities, their families and school professionals in Arizona, Nebraska and Wisconsin to create inclusive and strength based supports for individuals. Crissy now works as a rehabilitation specialist for the Waisman Center Community TIES Program.

Mary Ursem has worked in fields supporting individuals for 20 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders, Masters in Special Education, and an Autism Specialist certification. Mary has been a direct care supporter in recreational, educational, residential, and vocational training programs and currently works as a behavior consultant for University of Wisconsin Waisman Center, Community TIES program. Throughout her career Mary has continuously been involved in providing high quality, meaningful opportunities of equal access for individuals of all ages.

Enhancing Outcomes for Adults with ASD

Presenter: Megan Farley, PhD and Alyssa Walsh, PhD
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 15, 2017: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration Fee: $15 for Dane Co. DD Service Providers/$30 any other

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Workshop attendees will learn what the research has to say about how people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) develop into adulthood.  The presenters will describe strategies to use in work with adults with ASD to help those individuals achieve their goals and will work with attendees to think about how to use those strategies in response to specific situations.

Megan Farley, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic and the Autism Treatment Programs where she provides group therapy services for children and teens. She is also the psychology training coordinator for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program at the University of Wisconsin Waisman Center. 

Alyssa Walsh, PhD, is a psychologist in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic and the Autism Treatment Programs where she provides evaluation and intervention services for children and families. She received her PhD in school psychology from Illinois State University and completed her internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute with an emphasis on providing behavioral assessment, consultation, and intervention services to children with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. 

This workshop fulfills Social Work continuing education license requirements.

Power & Control: Learning How to Use It Respectfully

Presenter: Christine White
Date and Time: Friday, June 16, 2017: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration Fee: $15 for Dane County DD providers and family members/$30 all others

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As caregivers, we are often in positions of control over those we support. Due to this power imbalance, we may at times be disrespectful toward those we support. This session will help you learn to recognize when this is happening, understand how to safeguard against it, and practice ways to be respectful, effective caregivers. You will also learn to recognize signs of sexual and other forms of serious abuse, and understand how people may communicate this abuse to us. We will discuss how, when and to whom abuse needs to be reported.

Christine White is the Legal Advocate for People with Developmental Disabilities who are victims of crime in Dane County, Wisconsin. She assists victims in going through the criminal justice system and provides follow-up support and safety planning. She has been a social worker for adults and children with developmental disabilities for over 20 years. She teaches sexuality education and protective behaviors to children and adults with developmental disabilities, and co-leads a support group for women with disabilities who are sexual assault and domestic violence survivors. This workshop fulfills Social Work continuing education license requirements.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Presenter: Dr. Donald Mickey
Date and Time: Friday, January 13, 2017: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration Fee: $15 for Dane County DD providers and family members/$30 all others

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The Madison Area Brain Injury Coalition (MABIC) has organized this course to promote an understanding of the often unique challenges involved in supporting the families and survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The session will examine probable causes of injury to the brain and methods of support for individuals interacting with the survivor. A variety of problems often experienced by individuals living with brain injury will also be reviewed. Methods useful in developing a therapeutic environment will be shared.

This session will also include information on how a TBI differs from other developmental disabilities and will include information on how to transition people with a brain injury back to work settings. This workshop fulfills Social Work continuing education license requirements.

About the presenter:
Dr. Donald L. Mickey operates a private practice in Madison, WI which specializes in adults and children with traumatic brain injury. He is also the Consulting Neuropsychologist at Clearview Brain Injury Center in Juneau, WI. Dr. Mickey has presented nationally and internationally on the impact of brain injury, including the impact on family systems, neuropsychological issues, behavioral programming, vocational application of neuropsychological information, and personal adjustment issues. He has consulted with various state and federal agencies and has been employed by nationally affiliated brain injury programs and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

VALUES (Vision, Attitudes, & Learning Underlying Essential Supports) trainings are geared towards professionals who want to learn how to better support the people they work with in the field of developmental disabilities. Most trainings are also open to family members.