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Training and Best Practices headerECHO for Families is a community that provides opportunities for learning, advocacy, and mentorship with families that have a child with developmental disabilities, autism, or other special healthcare needs. This network allows families to receive professional support and brainstorm evidence-based solutions or share successes with other families around the state and nation.

The UW ECHO for Families is the first ECHO network that provides information directly to families and can be accessed anywhere in the state.


Sessions are on Wednesdays, weekly,
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. MT
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

*Participants must register below to receive the link for the Parenting with Resilience course*

Instructions for joining Zoom are available. Zoom also provides access for users with physical disabilities, blindness, and low vision through a range of keyboard shortcuts.

Past Sessions:

Learning Topics - Fall 2021


Parenting with Resilience Series

The Parenting with Resilience course is a four-part series designed to help parents uncover and commit to what's really important: their core values. Session dates and topics are listed below.

Presenter Megan Coatley, MA, BCBA will also be available for one 20-minute coaching call for each participant to help them further develop and apply their new skills.

This course will be limited to 15 participants and registrants must commit to attend all four sessions.
*Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link to join.*

Register for the series to reserve your spot.

Download an accessible pdf flyer to share with others.

September 29: Parenting with Resilience, Part 1

Introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Training
   ● Review the core principles of ACT
   ● Learn about how acting in line with your values can lead to more fulfilling family life

October 13: Parenting with Resilience, Part 2

Identifying Personal Values
● Learn the difference between values and goals
   ● Uncover your personal values
   ● Learn how your values can inform your behavior as a parent

October 27: Parenting with Resilience, Part 3

Dealing with Difficult Thoughts and Emotions
   ● Learn how difficult thoughts and emotions sabotage your efforts to parent and communicate effectively
   ● Discuss ‘workable’ and ‘unworkable’ behaviors and the costs of avoiding our difficult thoughts and emotions

November 10: Parenting with Resilience, Part 4

Acceptance and Committed Action
   ● Practice ACT strategies for making values-based decisions and acting in line with personal values, even in the face of difficult thoughts and emotions
   ● Learn to use the ACT Matrix to work through personal problems and decisions that come up in everyday life

December 1: Planning and Organization Skills - Simple Strategies for the New School Year

Presenter: Julie Wittman, MEd., PhD, BCBA

*Dec 1 Session Registration*

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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977


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