OHEL Institute Autism Conference on Social Skill Development Draws Parents and Professionals
On June 4th, Over 200 professionals, parents, and advocates attended the annual Community Conference on Autism, sponsored by the Mel and Phyllis Zachter OHEL Institute for Training. This dynamic educational opportunity provided valuable insights and a range of practical strategies for promoting the development of social skills in children, teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Key speakers included Mary Jane Weiss, PhD, BCBA-D, and Teresa Herrero-Taylor, PhD, BCBA-D, both of whom are experts in Autism and the development of social skills, with many years of experience.
The conference received excellent reviews from both professionals and parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. One professional shared, â€ś Iâ€™ve been in this field for 31 years and found both speakers to be motivating and inspiringâ€ť. Another commented, â€śThis was a great learning experience. Iâ€™ve long wanted to be able to increase my clientsâ€™ quality of life, but until today I didnâ€™t have the skills to do it. Thank you for providing me with that opportunityâ€ť.
Parents felt equally supported. One mother, speaking about the lack of support she's received from her son's school, commented that â€śbecause of the information I learned in the conference, I feel totally vindicated in my understanding of his needs.â€ť
For more information about the educational opportunities sponsored by OHELâ€™s Institute for Training, or other OHEL services which you can benefit from, please contact OHEL today at 1800-603-OHEL, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ohelfamily.org