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Special Learning, Inc., Hosts “Transition Survival” Webcasts to Help Caregivers of Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder Prepare Transition Plans


Special Learning, Inc., the leading global provider of autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) mobile applications and educational resources for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), today announced its latest webcast, a two-part series dedicated to helping caregivers and parents identify how and when to prepare a transition plan for an individual with ASD.

The Thursday, June 21, 2012, webcasts, “Transition Survival 101: How and When to Create a Transition Plan” and “Transition Survival 102: Assessing and Learning Principal Skills for Successful Transitions,” are each 100 minutes with an additional 20-minute real-time question and answer session (via chat) available after each presentation.

“Transition Survival 101” is from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern time while “Transitions Survival 102” is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Michele LaMarche, BCBA, the executive director of Step by Step, and Cindy Ring, LSW, director of adult day services for Step by Step, will moderate both webcasts. Step by Step is highly regarded nonprofit autism treatment center in central Ohio that has won awards in excellence in training including the 2011 Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Training and Education by Groundwork Group.

Webcast attendees will be eligible for two BCBA, BCaBA and psychology continuing education credits; two social work CEUs for clinicians in the state of Ohio are also available.

The webcasts are designed to help clinicians assess the depth of planning that is necessary when devising a transition plan. LaMarche and Ring will discuss a combination of laws, the benefit programs recommended versus those that are accessible, and the team of professionals typically needed to ensure successful transitions.

In addition, they will examine how to develop solid goals and objectives in a transition plan using specific tools and assessments to aid in this process.

Upon completion of “Transition Survival” webcast series, participants will be able to:

  •     Identify crucial skills needed to function independently in society
  •     Identify individual learning rates and styles, and how they affect transition planning and the learning of crucial skills for adulthood
  •     List several evidence-based programs and strategies used to teach transition-related skills

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism affects one in 88 children in the United States alone and is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent disorders affecting children. With estimated growth rates of between 10 percent to 17 percent annually, autism is reaching epidemic proportions.

To register for the “Transition Survival 101” webcast, visit:

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About Special Learning
Special Learning is the leading global provider of autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions. Special Learning designs mobile applications and educational resources based on clinical evidence-based research to ensure that every person diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is capable of attaining an abundant and fulfilling life. Through its comprehensive web portal, Special Learning provides the global autism community with a range of ABA training and educational products, web-based and downloadable tools and professional services to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.