Communicating with Families and Caregivers of Students with Autism or other Developmental Disabilities

  • Jun07, 2018
  • 9 am - 12:15 pm

Dr. Gazi Azad, Ph.D

3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs

This interactive training for preschool teachers and others will focus on the importance of clear and effective communication between preschool teachers, clinicians, and parents, especially families of students with ASD and/or other developmental disabilities.  After attending this training, participants will better understand barriers and facilitators to collaborative communication. The workshop will also provide participants with the tools to develop efficient two-way communication systems, prevent conflict, and engage in mutually supportive relationships with families of children with ASD and/or other developmental disabilities. 

Target Populations:

  • Pre-School Teachers
  • Psychologists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • School Counselors
  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Support and other school staff
  • Students
  • Social workers


This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Implement ways to increasing parent engagement.
  2. List the barrier and facilitators to collaborative teaming.
  3. Develop efficient two-way communication systems.


Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and Social Workers. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  3.0 to 6.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to Social Workers and licensed psychologists. This seminar reflects program content and is intended to meet the Maryland license requirement to enhance competence in the provision of psychological services to culturally diverse populations. No conflicts have been identified.

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