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Professional Development

Ready to feel empowered and confident in supporting your nonspeaking and unreliably speaking students at school or at home?

We're here to help.

Self-Paced Courses

Accessible Academics

This self-paced course provides 10 modules designed to help parents and professionals learn how to adapt academics tasks for students who communicate by pointing or making choices. 

This course is appropriate for parents and educators who support ANY nonspeaking / minimally speaking / unreliably speaking students regardless of their disability.

Recorded Workshops

Anxiety and OCD

Anxiety and OCD

Chris Erb, LGMFT presents "Anxiety & OCD: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Understanding and Treating Compulsive Behaviors." Chris is a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist who joined Jonah Green and Associates in the summer of 2021. He provides couple, family, and individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Chris provided therapy for two years at the University of Maryland Center for Healthy Families, working with individuals and families struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, behavioral challenges, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and other mental health and relationship challenges. Committed to cultural humility and respect for persons of all backgrounds, Chris has experience working with individuals from young childhood through adulthood from diverse cultures, religions, ethnicities, and genders. He is an ally of sexual and gender minorities, and works with LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. Most people experience varying levels of anxiety from time to time. For some, it is a near-constant condition that leads to excessive worry, avoidance, and/or repetitive behaviors. Behavioral interventions can aid in curbing such behavior in the short and long term, but sometimes fall short in treating the underlying anxiety. This can lead to feelings of failure, disappointment, and shame. Cognitive Behavioral interventions aim to target the underlying thoughts and feelings that lead to compulsive behaviors, gradually reducing the anxiety and behaviors over time. This presentation serves as a general overview of anxiety, OCD, and evidence-based treatment recommendations, with an emphasis on the importance of self-compassion throughout the process.

Virtual or In-Person Group Professional Development

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Rethinking Autism: Reshaping our Understanding of Autism from a Cognitive Disorder to a Motor Challenge

This one-hour presentation explores the shift that happens when we presume competence, understand apraxia, and embrace co-regulation. Participants will learn why presuming competence is the least dangerous assumption, what apraxia is, and how we can shift from a behavioral lens to a regulation lens. 

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Rethinking Our Language: Writing Strengths-Based and Anti-Ableist IEPs

This presentation focuses on how to actively root out ableist language in IEPS and evaluation reports.  The workshop can be customized in length from 1 -3 hours to allow participants opportunities for hands-on practice applying skills taught in the presentation.   

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Rethinking IEP Goals: Writing Goals that Support Nonspeaking Students

It IS possible to write goals that align with grade-level standards for nonspeaking students using multimodal communication.

This workshop can be customized in length from 1-2 hours to allow participants opportunities to practice writing goals and receiving feedback.

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