Pathways for Parents Live Webinars
The National Autism Center at May Institute is pleased to offer its FREE Pathways for Parents webinar series for the 2023-2024 academic year. These 10 free live webinars will take place monthly for parents and caregivers of autistic children.
Teaching Young Learners to Advocate for Their Wants and Needs
Thursday, February 22, 2024
5:15pm – 6:30pm
Presenter: Willow Hozella, Ph.D., BCBA
Summary: Learning to express one’s wants and needs appropriately is a critical skill for all people so they can advocate for themselves. This training will provide examples of methods to teach children to ask for what they want and discuss basic principles and procedures for teaching children to make requests. It will include techniques to establish motivation, teach new requests, address what to do when a request is inaccurate or takes the form of problem behavior, and develop a broad range of effective requesting behaviors.