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ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism: Practical Approaches to Child Psychiatry
The special needs webinar will be an interactive session provided by a Board Certified Child Psychiatrist that will focus on two very common disorders in childhood, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Anxiety. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the mystery of Autism Spectrum Disorders and learn about practical ways parents and caregivers can help manage these disorders, while reconnecting with the fun of parenting.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs
Planning for the future is something everyone should devote substantial time and thought to but especially families with special needs. This session will explore the importance of this type of planning and decision-making. We will explore estate planning considerations across the life cycle for families with special needs. We will also discuss documents such as powers of attorney and trusts, including a revocable living trust and a special needs trust. Lastly, we will look at considerations for needs-based public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid. *1.5 Continuing Education (CE) Credit is available from the UT School of Work.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for those with Disabilities
In the 21st century, receiving appropriate postsecondary education is key to successful employment and decent quality of life. This webinar provides an overview of the transition from school and from combat to postsecondary education, discusses challenges and opportunities for students with disabilities and wounded warriors, and presents strategies for preparing the transition to postsecondary education and for succeeding in postsecondary education. Some of the strategies include person centered goal setting, understanding the demand of college, use of self-advocacy skills, and securing reasonable accommodations.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
How Providers Can Support Advocacy & Leadership in Parents of Children with Disabilities
In this interactive webinar tailored to providers who work with parents of children with disabilities, Dr. Taylor will share insights from her research on advocacy with over 300 parents of children with disabilities as well as her personal experiences in advocating for her 11-year-old son with fragile X syndrome. Participants will learn about the advocacy strategies parents use in successful advocacy efforts as well as how the parenting and advocacy journey shifts as children grow. **1.0 Continuing Education (CE) Credit is available from the UT at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Part 2 Medicaid and Military Families: Children with Special Needs
This course is part two of a three-part training series that will provide basic and necessary information on Medicaid, a federal-state program that often provides health care coverage for low-income families and those with disabilities. The second module will concentrate on Medicaid options for children with special needs. The overall purpose of these modules is to assist family support providers and others with a general knowledge of Medicaid and to provide some guidance on where to turn for resources and further information.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Part 3 Medicaid and Military Families: Adults with Special Needs
This webinar is part three of a three part training series that will provide basic and necessary information on Medicaid, a federal-state program that often provides health care coverage for low-income families and those with disabilities. The third module will examine Medicaid options for older families members, such as spouses and adult children. The overall purpose of these modules is to assist family support providers and others with a general knowledge of Medicaid and to provide some guidance on where to turn for resources and further information.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Physical Activity Across the Lifespan for Individuals with Disabilities
This session will present the importance and benefits of physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Focus will include how we define developmentally appropriate physical activity for different age groups as well as the legal rights to access and programming. Participants will learn how to determine the most appropriate activities for an individual based on their interests and motivation. The objectives of this interactive webinar are to: Understand the benefits of physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Know the recommended activities levels for individuals of all abilities. Learn how to match an activity to an individuals skills and interest Discover ways to reach out within your community **1.0 Continuing Education (CE) Credit is available from the UT at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms
Research has shown that all students and especially those receiving special education who follow a carefully crafted transition plan are more likely to achieve post-secondary success. Helping professionals can craft these plans, but many may not be aware of the various resources available to ensure students’ successful transition. One of the main resources available to parents/guardians and students are their classroom teachers. Teachers who incorporate transition-related content into instruction using universal design for learning (UDL) principles are in the best position to set up students for post-secondary success. It is thus necessary that parents/guardians and students are trained to inform teachers about UDL and advocate for their use in classroom instruction on an ongoing basis. *1.0 Continuing Education (CE) Credit is available from the UT School of Work.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: What Resources Are Available for You?
Research has shown that all students and especially those receiving special education who follow a carefully crafted transition plan are more likely to achieve post-secondary success. Helping professionals can craft these plans, but many may not be aware of the various resources available to ensure students? successful transition. Additionally, educators are required by law to create a transition plan for students receiving special education by the age of 16; but, it is best practice to begin as early as middle school. So what are the available resources? How can helping professionals ensure that all students succeed in reaching their transition goals? The objectives of this interactive webinar will help answer these questions by introducing attendees to: Best practices for working with Individualized Education Program (IEP) Committees on transition plans. Career and technical education programs of study that allow for creation of dual credit and credentialing opportunities. State agencies that provide support for students in transition. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects a wide range of essential human behaviors such as social interaction, communication, imagination and relationships. Identifying health coverage, access to care, and eligibility for various services can be difficult to navigate for many families who are caring for individuals with ASD. In this webinar, presenters from the Defense Health Agency (DHA) will provide an overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), in addition to advice for service providers and military families on how best to assist beneficiaries under the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD). ACD provides supplemental services to qualifying dependents of active duty service members, retirees and certain National Guard and Reserve members. This session will also provide detailed information covering the cost of ACD and identifying points of contact for specific TRICARE regions. *1.0 Continuing Education (CE) Credit is available from the National Association of Social Work (NASW).  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO)
The webinar will discuss the ECHO program, which provides supplemental services to active duty family members (ADFMs) with qualifying mental or physical disabilities. ECHO services and supplies beyond those offered by the basic TRICARE health benefits program will be discussed. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free