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Upcoming Workshops  |  2018-19

All workshops are free to attend. Registration is required.

Howard County

Howard County Autism Society
9770 Patuxent Woods Dr #308
Columbia, MD 21046



Feeding Challenges in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Noon – 1:30pm



This presentation will describe common feeding problems in children with ASD.  We will review possible causes of feeding problems and resources for managing these issues.

Dorothy Cook, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and a primary feeding therapist in the Feeding Disorder Treatment Program.  Prior to joining MWPH, she worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute treating primarily children on the autism spectrum.

Jillian Murphy, Ph.D. is a psychologist at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in the Feeding Disorder Treatment Program.  She specializes in management of disruptive mealtime behaviors and parent-child mealtime interactions.


Issues impacting children who have siblings with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Noon – 1:30pm



This workshop will review a range of issues that children who have siblings with autism spectrum disorders may face, including the impact on their emotional and behavioral functioning, as well as social and relationship factors. How these issues may change throughout the developmental lifespan will also be discussed. Additionally, factors such as gender, severity of ASD presentation, culture, and comorbid diagnoses will be reviewed. The workshop intends to be relevant to parents and educators of children of all ages and will include an opportunity for questions and further discussion.


Katie Kane, Psy.D., Clinical Director of Autism Services, Division of Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital


Understanding Your Child’s Challenging Behavior

Thursday, May 20, 2019
Noon – 1:30pm



Attendees will understand the difference between behavior and mentalistic terminology, gain knowledge of principles of applied behavior analysis, learn about the “why” of behavior and strategies that may be helpful to use with your child to reduce challenging behavior.


Brittney Spiker, M.A., BCBA at Continuum


Anne Arundel County

RISE For Autism

510 McCormick Drive, Suite U-W
Glen Burnie, MD 21061


Potty Training Challenges

Thursday, October 18, 2018
10:00am – 11:30am


Potty time is not always happy time.  Potty training can be difficult for any child, but a child with special needs may have some extra challenges to overcome to achieve success.  Issues like sensory sensitivity, communication and behaviors all could play a role in making potty training a difficult and stressful time for all involved.  Join us on October 18th to hear Dr. Christine Accardo, BCBA-D, LBA, Director of Clinical Programs from The Shafer Center present “Potty Training Challenges”.  This workshop will talk about the challenges involved in potty training an individual with ASD and some ideas and approaches that may make the whole process just a little bit easier for all.


Dr. Christine Accardo, BCBA-D, LBA, Director of Clinical Programs from The Shafer Center


Half Day Mini-Conference

Saturday, March 9, 2019
9:00am – Noon



Speakers and Workshop Topics coming soon!

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