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Online Skill Building for LifeMAP Coaches and APCA Members – Working Effectively and Collaboratively with Parents of Neurodivergent Teens and Adults, 3/31/23, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET/

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Free

DESCRIPTION: Coaches working with neurodiverse teens and young adults often feel effective with their clients while feeling unsure of how to interact with clients’ parents. In this workshop we will examine the causes of common parent behaviors and consider issues that often arise when working with parents. We will learn effective, research-based strategies for building collaborative relationships with clients’ parents that support the work we are doing with our clients. Brief case study vignettes will be presented to help focus our learning and to increase the applicability of this workshop.

HOST: Betty Hallenbeck holds a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Virginia. She has taught at many universities and colleges as well as teaching all levels of public school. Betty has been the Coordinator of Student Disability Services at a college and often provides training to public and private schools. She has an adult son and 5 other family members with autism spectrum disorders or similar profiles. Betty is the Director of ACTS for Special Education, LLC, an organization dedicated to helping parents, students, and schools negotiate the special education system in ways that best serve all students. When she is not working, Betty enjoys gardening, fitness, watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, reading, and spending time with her 2- and 4-legged family members.

AUDIENCE: LifeMAP Coaches and APCA Members

WHEN: Friday, March 31, 2023

TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

WHERE: Online via Zoom

COST: Free

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required. Email to cynthia.deferrari@aane.org to register.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: The online platform for the event/program will be listed in the confirmation email from AANE. For assistance with Zoom, please visit the Zoom Help Center prior to the event to become familiar with the platform.


March 31
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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