Next Steps for Primary Caregivers Series
Next Steps Seminar in Evansville, IN
April 17, 2013 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT
Registration is required for all seminars and workshops. Space is limited.
About Next Steps
Next Steps is a seminar in which clinicians from the HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center discuss general information about diagnosis, adjusting to diagnosis, and how to make appropriate treatment decisions. A comprehensive manual regarding diagnosis, treatment, rights, and family support is distributed (one per household). No direct or individual consultation on treatment decisions will be given. Additionally, since child care will not be provided, we ask that children not attend.
Next Steps is primarily designed for primary caregivers who have a child that has recently been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, this seminar may also be beneficial for other caregivers, educational or therapy professionals, and other adult family members. Individuals interested in this seminar do not need to be patients of Riley Hospital to attend.
Please contact us at (317)274.2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Next Steps Manual
The Next Steps manual was originally created as a written document to supplement a workshop run by the HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center at Riley Hospital for Children. The workshop was designed to answer the questions of caregivers whose children were recently diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Initially this manual was intended to be distributed only to families who attended the workshop. While we still encourage families to attend the workshops as a rich learning opportunity and opportunity to have questions answered, we also wish to make this information available to anyone who may benefit from it.
This manual contains a wealth of information for caregivers of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The manual is divided into 7 major sections with each section arranged in a similar format in an attempt to provide caregivers with a functional, easy to use manual that may serve not only as a resource but also as a reference guide to share with others.
Each section begins with a cover page that provides a brief overview of the materials included within that individual section. Following the overview, each section contains a combination of articles written specifically for caregivers as well as other materials that are appropriate and beneficial to share with family members, professionals, and others you feel would appreciate additional information. The materials contained within each section were selected in an attempt to guide your “Next Steps.”
- Section 1: Information on Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Section 2: Family Life
- Section 3: Available Supports
- Section 4: Rights and Regulations
- Section 5: Treatment and Intervention
- Section 6: Practical Strategies across Settings
- Section 7: Resources and Action Planning