The Autism Program

While at the University of Illinois, I’ve been heavily involved with The Autism Program (TAP).  TAP is a statewide network of agencies and universities dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with autism and their families.  As part of my master’s thesis I partnered with TAP at the state wide level and delivered workshops at … Continue reading The Autism Program

Online Learning Modules for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

How do you support parents of children with language delays to facilitate communication with their children?  This question is at the heart of the project I work on with Dr. Meadan-Kaplansky.  Our team, which includes Dr. Jim Halle and Dr. Meghan Bruke, has been developing a series of online learning modules that teach communication strategies … Continue reading Online Learning Modules for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Birds and the Bees:

  As part of my Master’s research, I developed a face-to-face and online program called “The Birds and the Bees”.  The in person component of the program was a one day workshop designed to help educators (of any profession: teachers, social workers, school staff, adult service providers, parents) feel more comfortable teaching sexuality to individuals … Continue reading The Birds and the Bees:

Online Family Life Education

Promoting Well-Being through Online Family Life Education In working with Dr. Aaron Ebata, I’ve  had the opportunity to explore online family life education generally and online parenting education specifically.  We, along with Dr. Robert Hughes, Dr. Jill Bowers, and Dr. Elissa Mitchell wrote a paper published in Family Relations outlining a framework for developing online … Continue reading Online Family Life Education