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Includes classes, programs, workshops and certification opportunities for parents and caregivers Northern Nevada and Las Vegas programs are listed, scroll down for information.

2012 Autism Statewide Training

The Autism Statewide Awareness Project of Nevada (ASAP-NV) comprised of the Nevada Autism, Northern Nevada Autism Network and Truckee Meadows Community College is proud to announce a series of interactive video Autism Statewide Trainings coming to a local site near you


September 26, 2012 - 5:30-7:30pm

ASAP-NV Presents: National Speakers Teru Langsdale and Keri Huddleston - Speech and Language Pathologists

Get full program here

July 25, 2012 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Autism – Thyroid, Puberty, Testosterone, Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

Many of our children on the spectrum have thyroid problem.  A simple blood test doesn’t always show the problem and needs a more specialized blood test to discover.  Thyroid problems are associated with bowel disorders, sleep problems and mental alertness. 
Also many of our children can have Precocious (early) or late Puberty, which can be harmful to the body and needs to be watched.  With puberty you can see more behaviors and aggression as well as a higher chance of developing seizures, especially in males.
Since many of our children are also picky eaters, Diabetes and Hypoglycemia are common. 
Presenter: Dr. Kathryn L. Eckert is a Board Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist

City Location Host Phone
Reno/Sparks TMCC Dandini Blvd.  SIER 108 Toni W. Richard 775-324-5085
Carson City WNC REY 101 Susan Trist  775 445-3268
Elko Great Basin College HTC 121 Kristin Merwin / Korri Ward 775-753-9243
Las Vegas The Lovaas Center Intake Coordinator 702-877-2520
Caliente Grover C Dils Medical Center TBA TBA
Eureka Eureka Elementary School  Lisa Jones 775-237-5373
Ely Great Basin College GBC 112 Mary Swetich 775-289-3589
Gardnerville University of Nevada Coop.Extension
             1329 Waterloo Ln

Some locations are providing food but you can bring your own snacks
More locations coming soon!

September 26, 2012 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Removing the Barriers for Students with Aspergers Syndrome & Related Disorders

Students with Asperger Syndrome and related impairments can present with real strengths including above average intelligence. Sometimes this can mislead school staff and parents believing students should function differently than they do. This seminar will focus on practical strategies to allow school professionals and parents to identify the needs of their students/children with Asperger Syndrome and outline specific ways to help them succeed at school. Presenters will share a procedure and corresponding forms for functionally assessing barriers and identifying appropriate solutions to help students right away. Additionally, an essential assistive technology toolkit will be described for helping this population.
Presenters: Teru Langsdale and Keri Huddleston are Speech Language Pathologists and nationally recognized speakers in educational programming for Asperger Syndrome and related conditions.

November 28, 2012 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.

Autism - Stomach and Gastro-Intestinal Problems

Most of our children on the spectrum have both stomach and bowel disorders.  They can have diarrhea or constipation or both.  Many have chronic abdominal pain, bleeding of the GI tract, Liver Disease, Gastroesophagel Reflux Disease (GERD), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Gastritis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  Our children are often unable to properly absorb nutrients, may be lactose-intolerant or have food allergies. 
Presenter: Dr. Howard Barron is a Board Certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist


Toni W. Richard
Kristim Merwin
Phone: 775-753-9243
Technical Support
Thomas Kearns
Phone: 775-673-7209


2011 Lecture Series on Autism Spectrum Disorders

The University Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (UCAN) team, The Lili ClaireFoundation and Renown Hospital are pleased to present a series of lectures to promoteeducation on varying components of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This includes Autism, Asperger's Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified. Lectures are free to parents and professionals but prior registration is required.

Lectures will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
One hour lecture followed by a half hour question and answer session.
Renown Regional Medical Center, 1155 Mill Street Reno, NV 89502 in the Mack Auditorium.

The UCAN team is a diverse group of professionals from different disciplines and agencies throughout Northern Nevada who are concerned with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children.

The Lili Claire Foundation was established to enhance the lives of children living with neurogenetic conditions, while providing hope and resources for the families who love them.

Lecture Schedule

(The UCAN team and the Lili Claire Foundation reserve the right to cancel or change lectures due to unforeseen circumstances) 

January 11th Parent Panel:  What Parents Would like Professionals to Know
February 8th Play Therapy and ASD
March 15th Siblings and ASD
April 19th How ASD Affects the Brain
May 10th Problem Eaters and ASD
June 14th Social Language and ASD
July 12th Teens and ASD
August 9th Intervention Models:  Hanen
September 13th Intervention Models:  Applied Behavioral Analysis
October 11th Intervention Models:  Positive Behavioral Support
November 8th Intervention Models: Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based Model (DIR)
December 6th Roundtable Topic:  Challenging Behaviors


For more information and to register please contact:
Megan Kornbluth, Program Coordinator for the UCAN Team | The Lili Claire Foundation
UNR Phone: 775-682-7025 | Renown Phone: 775-982-5459
mkornbluth@liliclairefoundation.org | www.liliclairefoundation.org
Space is limited!! No child care available.


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