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Think Differently Columbia

  • Monday, October 2, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Monday, November 6, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Monday, January 22, 2024, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

These trainings are meant to welcome people with different abilities and challenges into our communities.

Let’s Play! Learning Through Play for Individuals with ASD

Monday, January 22nd, 5:30 - 7pm EST

This training is designed to provide parents/caregivers with the basic framework for how play develops throughout childhood and how that may present differently for individuals with autism. Discussion of several practical strategies for supporting play development in simple ways are provided throughout the training. Parents/caregivers will also learn how to use play to help develop other critical skills, such as social, language, motor, and cognitive skills. A planning tool is provided to help organize ideas for taking play to the next level!

Supporting Individuals with Autism: Training for Parents and Caregivers

Monday, October 2,  5:30 - 7pm EDT

Through this training, parents and caregivers will develop an overall understanding of the diagnose features and common characteristics associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Supportive and inclusive practices are shared, with a focus on communication, socialization, executive functioning, sensory sensitivities, and positive behavior.

1 hour program followed by half hour informal discussion

Light Refreshments served

Help! Why Does My Child Keep Doing That?

Monday, November 6,  5:30 - 7pm EST

This training provides parents/caregivers with a new perspective on their child's challenging behavior. Through understanding the context and motivation behind challenging behavior, parents will be able to make better informed decisions about how best to support their child. Basic strategies for improving behavior will be learned.



Extension Education Center
479 Route 66
Hudson, New York 12534

Last updated December 18, 2023