Training and Support for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Autism


Date:  February 18, 2017 (Rescheduled from February 11th)

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

           Refreshments and conversation from 12:00-12:30pm (optional)

Topic:  Using Visual Supports At Home

Description:  Visual supports in the home can help students become more independent and decrease behavior problems.  Come join us to discover how to make your life easier at home and in the community.  Samples of visuals for all ages and abilities will be available.  Leave having an idea of what visuals might be helpful for your child and next steps for having your child become more independent.

Columbia Regional Program collaborates with local school districts in Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, and Wasco counties to support students with ASD and other disabilities. Our monthly Saturday meetings are led by licensed ASD Specialists to provide parents and caregivers with an opportunity to connect and to learn about strategies and resources.

Each meeting in the parent series will focus on a different topic such as “Intro to Autism”, “Behavior”, and “Improving Communication”.  The information shared is intended to be useful to parents and caregivers with children of all ages and ability levels, though we encourage you to check the topic for each session via our online calendar to be sure it will be useful for you and your family.

Additional dates and topics:

  • September 24: Introduction to Autism for Parents
  • October 8: Starting the year out right! Making the most of your holidays.
  • November 19: Supporting your Child's Communication 
  • December 10: Positive Behavior Strategies (Rescheduled to January 21st)
  • January 21: Positive Behavior Strategies
  • January 28: Introduction to Autism for Parents
  • March 11: Building your child’s independence with self-help skills (including toileting, homework, dressing)
  • March 18: Introduction to Autism for Parents
  • April 8: Increasing your child's social interaction, play, leisure skills
  • May 13: Helping your child cope with their sensory issues
  • June 3: Out and about in the community with your child

Registration:  To register, please sign up below.  There is no cost for this event.  Participants must be registered to attend.  Coffee and refreshments are provided, and childcare for children ages 2-12 will be available.  Requests for childcare must be indicated when registering for this event.  Each event in the series requires a separate online registration via our events calendar. 

Attention: To register for a training event, users must be logged in to the CRP website. If you have already established an account, simply sign in to register.  Users new to our website may create a free account by clicking on the "register" link in the upper right corner of the webpage.  Once logged in, return to the event listing to register. 

In the event of inclement weather, the Portland Public Schools schedule will be followed.  Late opening or full day closure of weekend activities will postpone the workshop.

Portland Public Schools is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  Persons with disabilities or who are in need of additional accommodations or a language interpreter in order to attend or participate in an event or program at Columbia Regional Program should contact Darthea Park at 503-916-5570 ext. 78377,


Darthea Park
Phone: 503-916-5570 x 78377



Seat Availability: 23 of 35 available.
Last day to register: 2/18/2017

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Columbia Regional Program at Wilcox
833 NE 74th Ave
Portland, OR 97213The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.