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WestviewEDU is an education series for parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder. These sessions are open to the community - you do not have to be a Westview parent to attend! So bring your friends and help spread the word.

For the 2021/22 school year, sessions are held via Zoom. Sessions may be recorded for future viewing per speaker permission and respecting the privacy of participants. Invitations will be sent via email. Speakers and times are subject to change; watch for invitations on social media and email.

September 2, 2021
Talking to Your Family and Your Child About Autism with Dr. Traci Jordan, PsyD

Do you ask yourself, how and when do I talk to my child about his or her autism? Have you wondered if you should tell them about their diagnosis? Is it difficult for you to talk with grandparents and well-meaning friends and relatives about your child’s diagnosis?

October 7, 2021
Working with your Child at Home with Jelisa Scott, BCBA, UH Ph.D. candidate

Tips and strategies for working with your child to best manage challenging behaviors, as well as self-care methods for parents.

November 4, 2021
Therapy for Kids with ASD with Anna Lockton, UH Ph.D. candidate

Not sure where to start? How to find the right therapy for your child, and how to know when it’s working.

December 2, 2021
The Experts' Guide to Picky Eaters 

The Stewart Center picky eater experts, Speech Pathologist Ali Nevins and Occupational Therapist Abby Cook will share the best strategies for helping kids overcome their anxiety around food and eating.

January 6, 2022
Calming Anxiety in Kids with Autism with Dr. Sarah Mire, Ph.D.

Dr. Mire returns to talk about how to help your child cope with anxiety and understand how anxiety affects our thinking and behavior.

February 3, 2022
Gaming as a Teaching Tool with Dr. Laura Casper-Teague, Westview Principal and 1830 Building Faculty

Wondering what ClassCraft™ is? Tune in to learn about the new ClassCraft™ curriculum and how it facilitates learning and teamwork, plus strategies to encourage your child at home.

March 3, 2022
Preparing Your Teen for Next Steps with Brandi Timmons, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA, Education Director at Social Motions Skills

Strategies and programs for transitioning into high school and young adulthood, and why it’s never too early to prepare.

April 7, 2022
Is it ADHD or ASD? Learning the Differences with Chris Stewart, UH Ph.D. candidate

Learn what ADHD and Autism have in common, key differences, and strategies to help develop essential executive functioning skills affected by both.

May 5, 2022

Dr. Mire returns to reprise her popular talk about puberty and adolescence for kids with autism and tips to help parents navigate this exciting and challenging phase.