Coaching Session for Parents and Guardians of ASD children 29 January 2012

An ARRO Autism Westside Family and Community Center Event

Introduction

Parents and guardians of ASD Children, bring your questions, concerns, and challenges. Jenell Streeter, M.S. in Psychology (expert parent, mother of children on the spectrum) will be facilitating the group. The goal is for every attendee to have at least one of their specific issues addressed in the session.

Date :

January 29th, 2012 (Sunday)

Time :

1pm – 3pm

Location :

ARRO Westside Center

Cost :

$5 to help cover costs.

Scholarships are available through ARRO for families experiencing financial hardship.  Please contact ARRO at kathyh@arroautism.org or 503-351-9255 regarding the scholarship prior to the event.

Registration :

Number of attendees is limited. Register by sending an email with name, contact info to Jenell Streeter (autismcct@yahoo.com).

Speakers :

Jenell Streeter has a Master of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication.  She is a mother and primary care provider of three children on the spectrum and one typically developing child.  She is respected as a skilled case manager and advocate for her children.  Jenell has utilized private speech and language pathologists, private occupational therapists, ASD therapists, in-home support and respite providers.  She coordinates services, both medical and educational.  On the behalf of her children’s education, she participates in meetings regarding IEPs, staff training, problem solving, data gathering, and intervention strategies.  In her role, she is busy exploring and implementing treatments and therapies, attending conferences and training seminars, and participating in parent chat groups.  Prior to becoming a parent, Jenell taught classes at Portland State University and worked as a research assistant, psychology technician and a consultant.  Jenell has recently begun a business, Autism Consulting, Coaching, and Training (ACCT).  Whether working with parents, businesses, school districts, etc., the goal is the same: support the growth of those with ASD to enhance their happiness, health and safety.  As a parent herself, she understands the need for practical, realistic approaches to solving real world problems and increasing independence.

Details

Bring your questions, concerns, and challenges.  Jenell Streeter, M.S. in Psychology (expert parent, mother of children on the spectrum) will be facilitating the group.  The goal is for every attendee to have at least one of their specific issues addressed in the session.

This will be the last coaching session with 2 hours devoted to addressing participants’ individual questions.  The monthly sessions starting in February will be workshops focused on a specific topic with very limited time to address off topic concerns and challenges.

No child care is available at this time.

About Dan Yedinak

Dan Yedinak is an Information Technology consultant, volunteer Web Administrator for the Autism Research and Resources of Oregon, and an Autism Advocate.

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