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This virtual community was built by and for families of children with autism. Participants will learn about autism, interventions that can be used in home and school, and how systems of care work in Wyoming. Trained Family Mentors help lead every session in partnership with autism and behavior experts. The commitment of this community is to build a network of families who have the skills to support their own families and share those skills with other parents in similar circumstances.

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


This program operates in partnership with the Wyoming Family Mentorship program
and Wyoming Department of Education to provide ongoing support
to families as they help their children with autism thrive.


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

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If you would like to join a session with one of our regional leaders in
Cheyenne, Cody, Evanston, Laramie, or Rock Springs, please contact Cari Glantz at cglantz@uwyo.edu.


LEARNING TOPICS - FALL 2018

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions.*
Registrants will receive session handouts and materials prior to the scheduled meeting time.

October 10

Keys to Better Behavior: Practical Magic, Part 1

In Part 1 of our behavior series, we will cover (1) the reasons that behavior escalates; (2) the things grown-ups do to inadvertently make it worse; (3) a simple way to structure directions so that kids will follow them. This session will lay the groundwork for Parts 2-5.

Presenter:
Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

October 24

Keys to Better Behavior: Practical Magic, Part 2

In Part 2 of our behavior series, we will cover (1) what to do when kids don't follow directions; (2) simple guidelines for setting up effective consequences; (3) the importance of positive feedback.

Presenter:
Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

November 7

Keys to Better Behavior: Practical Magic, Part 3

In Part 3 of our behavior series, we will cover (1) guidelines for setting up positive feedback (to get more of the behavior we want to see); (2) common pitfalls that can sabotage reinforcement systems; (3) simple tweaks that make positives effective for kids age 2-20.

Presenter:
Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

December 5

Keys to Better Behavior: Practical Magic, Part 4

In Part 4 of our behavior series, we will cover (1) troubleshooting for positive and negative consequences; and (2) teaching rules, routines, and expectations in a variety of ways to prevent problem behavior.

Presenter:
Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

*Session Registration*

December 19

Keys to Better Behavior: Practical Magic, Part 5

In Part 5 of our behavior series, we will cover (1) how building relationships can help to prevent problem behavior; (2) easy ways to strengthen relationships even when behavior interferes with family time; and (3) a review of the five key components required to build better behavior.

Presenter:
Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

*Session Presentation*


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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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