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October 2018

MAIER PD: Beyond the Birds and the Bees

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wells Conference Center, Wells Conference Center
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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$35

Beyond the Birds and the Bees:  Sexuality and Relationship Education for People with Autism and Developmental Disabilities (Part 1 of 2-part workshop) Participants are highly encouraged to attend both sessions of this 2-part offering as the April 11, 2019 content will build on the content presented in this session. Speaker: Victoria Slocum, Ph.D. Sessions begin at 9am and end at 3:30pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30 am. Lunch is the responsibility of participants. Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono Register…

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“Chasing the Rabbit” author Derek Volk Presentation

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Libra Lecture Hall- Husson College Bangor, ME 04401 United States + Google Map
Free

      Presents Derek Volk, Author of "Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad's Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum." Presentation and Q & A to follow.  This event is FREE but limited to 100 people due to space limitations, so registration is appreciated. Sign up online here. FMI Visit The Courageous Steps Project website or email : conner.archer@thecourageousstepsproject.org

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November 2018

MAIER PD: Teaching Emotional Regulation Skills

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thomas College, Summit Room of the Spann Student Commons, 180 West River Rd
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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$35

Teaching Emotional Regulation Skills to Children Speaker: Terese Dana, M.S., BCBA Sessions begin at 9am and end by 3:30pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30am. Lunch is the responsibility of participants. Thomas College, Waterville Register online at our secure registration site. Registration closes one week prior to each event, so register early! Late registrations will be considered if space is available. To successfully respond to life's everyday social interactions, children need to be able to regulate their emotions. In this workshop, specific behavior…

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MAIER PD Webinar: Identifying Pseudoscientific and Controversial Methods

November 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$15

Identifying and Avoiding Pseudoscientific and Controversial Methods in Autism Treatment and Education Speaker: Jason Travers, Ph.D., BCBA Session begins at 3:30pm and end at 5:30pm. Please note: This session is being offered as a webinar. You will receive instructions for joining the webinar via email prior to the session. Register online at our secure registration site. The use of ineffective and pseudoscientific interventions negatively impacts students with autism, wastes time and other limited resources, and can lead to frustration and burnout. Unfortunately,…

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December 2018

MAIER PD Webinar: Using Research-based Strategies to Teach STEM

December 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$15

Speaker: Victoria Knight, Ph.D. Session begins at 3:30pm and end at 5:30pm. Please note: This session is being offered as a webinar. You will receive instructions for joining the webinar via email prior to the session. Register online at our secure registration site. In this presentation, Dr. Knight will articulate the rationale for including students with a range of learning needs, including students with ASD, in STEM content and contexts. She will focus on cutting edge research in this area to support…

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February 2019

MAIER PD: Preparing for Transition to Adulthood

February 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Road
Brewer, ME 04412 United States
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$35

Preparing for the Transition to Adulthood for Students with Disabilities: What do you need to know? Speaker: Sarah Howorth, Ph.D., BCBA Sessions begin at 9am and end by 3:30pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30am. Lunch is the responsibility of participants. Jeff's Catering, Brewer Register online at our secure registration site. Registration closes one week prior to each event, so register early! Late registrations will be considered if space is available. This presentation will provide an overview of OSERS recommendations for Transition Services…

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MAIER PD Webinar: Written Expression Needs and Strategies

February 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$15

Written Expression Needs and Strategies for Students with Disabilities Speaker: Sara Flanagan, Ph.D. Session begins at 3:30pm and end at 5:30pm. Please note: This session is being offered as a webinar. You will receive instructions for joining the webinar via email prior to the session. Register online at our secure registration site. This session will explore common challenges that face students with disabilities in writing. Then, it will demonstrate potential interventions for each, including those that are more "traditional" (paper-based graphic organizer) and…

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March 2019

MAIER PD: Executive Function/Mindfulness

March 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Road
Brewer, ME 04412 United States
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$35

Executive Function/Mindfulness: Explored and Applied Speaker: Diane Jackson, Ed.D. Sessions begin at 9am and end by 3:30pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30am. Lunch is the responsibility of participants. Jeff's Catering, Brewer Register online at our secure registration site. Registration closes one week prior to each event, so register early! Late registrations will be considered if space is available. To successfully respond to life's everyday social interactions, children need to be able to regulate their emotions. In this workshop, specific behavior management techniques that focus…

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April 2019

MAIER PD: Creating a Toolbox: Sexuality and Relationship Education

April 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wells Conference Center, Wells Conference Center
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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$35

Creating a Toolbox: Sexuality and Relationship Education for People with Autism and Developmental Disabilities (Part 2 of a 2-part series) Participants are highly encouraged to attend both the October 4, 2018 and the April 11. 2019 sessions as the content of Part 2 builds upon the content in Part 1. However, participants are not required to have attended Part 1 to register for this session. Speaker: Victoria Slocum, Ph.D. Sessions begin at 9am and end at 3:30pm. Sign-in begins at…

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May 2019

MAIER PD: Social Detective, Superflex, and Friends

May 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thomas College, Summit Room of the Spann Student Commons, 180 West River Rd
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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$35

Social Detective, Superflex, and Friends Take on Social-Emotional Learning Speaker: Nancy Clements, M.A., CCC-SLP Sessions begin at 9am and end by 3:30pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30am. Lunch is the responsibility of participants. Thomas College, Waterville Register online at our secure registration site. Registration closes one week prior to each event, so register early! Late registrations will be considered if space is available. Learn how to teach the award-winning You Are a Social Detective! and Superflex curriculum to boost social awareness and self-regulation.…

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