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Saturday Seminars

Autism Society-The Heartland will host a monthly event known as Saturday Seminars. This is typically an event that lasts 2-3 hours to allow members of ASH and other caregivers in the area time to meet other parents and join in a presentation related to the autism community.

Some of the topics we have included, and hope to include, are: social skills, siblings and sibling rivalry, nutrition, therapy animals, jobs, books by autistic authors, and resources for adults on the spectrum.

If there is a specific topic you would like addressed, please call or send an email to info@asaheartland.org, and we will try to address that topic in an upcoming presentation.

Please check the calendar of events and our Facebook page regularly to stay updated on all our upcoming Saturday Seminars throughout 2020.

Below you will find webinars of our past Saturday Seminars. Enjoy!

Coming August 2020! Register here!


July 2020: Transition Services and The IEP: Building The Dream with Leia Holley from Families Together, Inc.

Transition planning as part of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) is crucial in increasing successful outcomes for life after high school. This workshop is a must for parents with a youth 14 or older; it will help parents discover how the transition plan can (and should) reflect their youth’s dreams for his/her future. Participants will learn how to effectively use transition services in the IEP to prepare for the future.

June 2020: Special Needs - Pediatric to Adult Transition with Dr. Laura Gaffney from AdventHealth

This seminar will focus on discussing the transition from pediatric to adult care and negotiating the adult world of medicine. Laura Gaffney, MD, is the medical director of the Special Pediatric-to-Adult Need (SPAN) program through AdventHealth Medical Group. This program is Kansas City's only primary care program that provides a consistent, reliable medical home.