The Military Families Learning Network Family Development Early Intervention team is hosting another series of FREE webinars in 2019 and you are invited! These webinars are designed for early childhood professionals who work with military families. You'll receive a certificate for 1.5 professional development hours after the webinar by completing an evaluation and a post-test.

Many families of young children with autism and related disorders have difficulties during outings to parks, libraries, appointments, and more. This webinar will present ways professionals can help families develop strategies to prevent and address concerns during their outings.  Common safety and social concerns and strategies that can be used to support families in preventing and addressing these concerns will be discussed.  Recommended practices for building family capacity and confidence will also be covered.

Dr. Katie Wolfe is an assistant professor of Early Childhood Special Education at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Educational Studies.  She earned a PhD in Disability Disciplines and Applied Behavior Analysis from Utah State University.  Previously Dr. Wolfe worked in a variety of roles and settings with young children with autism and their families. Her research interests include the development and implementation of interventions to promote language and communication skills in young children with autism, parent and practitioner training, and the identification of empirically-supported treatments.  Dr. Wolfe is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who teaches courses in early childhood special education, autism, and applied behavior analysis.

Dr. Hedda Meadan is a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois, a Goldstick Family Scholar, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Meadan’s areas of interest include social-communication skills and challenging behavior of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and intervention methods to enhance these spheres of functioning.

This webinar is free.

How to Join

Join us in our webinar platform or via YouTube Live. Our webinar platform offers more interaction with the presenters and other participants, but YouTube is sometimes easier to log into. Get tech support for both at

RSVP then check your email for instructions and for the link to the event. If you cannot open the link then you can view the event on YouTube Live at

If you serve military families, be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity!



10/16/2019 11:00 AM - 10/16/2019 12:30 PM


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