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ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Vision for Equality: Creative Community Living Options Educational Series

Vision for Equality will be offering the following trainings for the public. To join these meetings, please click the link below at the time each session begins, or you can join using this Meeting ID: 928 889 4758

MAY 4TH AND MAY 6TH- The Foundation for a Future for your Adult Son or Daughter

  • Presented by: Sheila Stasko and Tom Carasiti, Vision for Equality
  • May 4- 6pm – 8pm Limited to 10 participants
  • May 6- 6pm – 8pm Limited to 10 participants
  • Write and detail an individual succession plan for your son or daughter that will engage you to create a life plan. We will encourage you to look at your communities, as well as families to provide the oversight, support and love for your loved one when you are no longer here.

MAY 13TH- ID/A Waiver Overview

  • Presented by: Francine Hogan and Diana Morris Smaglik, Vision for Equality
  • 10am – 12pm
  • Break
  • 1pm – 3pm
  • Join us for an overview of the Intellectual Disability/Autism waiver system. We will cover registering, eligibility, enrollment, PUNS, the ISP, waiver services, and Fair Hearings.

MAY 21ST- Dual Diagnosis; A Training for Supporters and Self-Advocates

  • Presented by: Cheryl Parker M. Ed, Western Region Director for Person Driven Clinical Solutions, LLC.
  • 10am – 12pm
  • Self-advocates and their supporters will learn about the trauma that maybe underlying these high rates of co-occurring mental illness, get an overview of these diagnoses, and learn strategies for self-care and how to support someone who experiences co-occurring mental illness.

MAY 27TH- Healing Trauma through Everyday Life, an Exploration of the Art and Science of Direct Support

  • Presented by: Beth I Barol PhD, LSW, BCB, NADD-CC
  • 10am – 12pm
  • We will look at trauma through the lens of the brain, body, and the mind, and examine an array of activities, lifestyle interventions, and therapies that can make a significant difference. Direct Support Professionals, caregivers, and the person(s) they support would benefit from attending this session.

JUNE 1ST-The Nuts & Bolts of Participant Directed Services & Supports

  • Presented by: Jamie Rae Leonetti, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and Marian Frattarola-Saulino, Values into Action
  • 1pm – 4pm
  • Learning about the Participant Directed Services model is vital to helping an individual live a self-determined life in their community. Join us for a deep dive into Participant Directed Services and hear from a panel of experts.

JUNE 8TH- Creating Your Individual Support Plan (ISP)

  • Presented by: Francine Hogan and Diana Morris Smaglik, Vision for Equality
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • People with disabilities and their family need to understand the purpose of the ISP and how to create a meaningful plan that fulfills their loved one’s life. Join us to learn about the ISP process, outcomes, and approval process.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, May 21, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Past Dates

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm