Connecting FACES in Maine- New Online Training Module

Connecting FACES in Maine: Addressing Racial Disparities in the Education of Black Students on the Autism Spectrum

African American family eating together

The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research is excited to announce our newest online training module. Fostering Advocacy, Communication, Empowerment, and Supports for African American Families of Children with Autism (FACES) is an online asynchronous training module designed for families and professionals. Launching on June 1st, this training module, led by Dr. Jamie Pearson, provides participants with foundational knowledge about disparities that exist among minority students with autism, and shares strategies to help support parents and educators identify appropriate services and supports for minority children with autism.

You will learn about autism and the characteristics of autism, identify appropriate services and supports for working with minority children with autism and their families, learn about strategies for working with children with autism, and develop a plan to ensure equity and access to appropriate services and supports. Professionals can earn 12 contact hours upon completion of training and post-survey!

This online training module is free upon registration. Register online here

Speaker Bio: Dr. Jamie Pearson is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at North Carolina State University. Dr. Pearson’s areas of research include investigating disparities in the diagnosis of autism and access to services for minority families and assessing the impact of parent-advocacy and empowerment training on family dynamics and child outcomes.

Register now and receive your login information when the module launches on June 1st. This training will continue to be available after June 1st by online registration. You will receive login information within 1-2 business days after registration to view at your own convenience.

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Register online here