AUTISM INFORMATION SESSIONS
In response to numerous questions from individuals with, as well as parents and family members, I will be hosting a series of information sessions on
Coping with Autism Spectrum Disorders:
Open to parents of children with autism – and individuals with autism.
Location: 3930 Knowles Ave. #200 Kensington, MD 20895
Length: 1 hour
Topics & Dates:
"Back to School: Working with Your Child’s Education Providers on IEPs and Accommodations in the classroom”
Saturday, September 16th at 10:00 AM
"“Cyber Bullying: What is it and How Can I Stay Safe on the Internet?”
Saturday, September 30th at 10:00 AM
Are you Ready for a Relationship? Dating and Relationship Issues in Autism”
Wednesday, October 4th at 6:00PM
"How Can I Help my Family Member with Autism Manage Inappropriate Behavior?"
Saturday, October 7th at 10:00 AM
"Creating a Safe Haven: Tips for Managing Sudden Transitions and Sensory Issues in the Environment."
Saturday, October 21st at 10:00 AM
"Being a Good Social Media Diplomat: Tips for Appropriate Use of Social Media”
Saturday, November 4th at 10:00 AM
Contact: Jonathan Rhoads at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (301)-639-4036 to sign up. Space is limited!
Jonathan Rhoads, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in working with children and teens diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders to develop positive coping strategies to manage anxiety and stress around regulating sensory inputs, especially in the context of developing appropriate social skills. He is particularly interested in helping children and teens with autism create healthy identities, relationships, and becoming strong self-advocates for their needs. He currently facilitates several successful social groups for young men with developmental disabilities through Potomac Community Resources and has recently been featured on CBS News for Autism Awareness Month.