Date: October 4, 2019
October 3-4, 2019
Stepping Stones Presentation on
Friday, October 4
Morning and Afternoon Sessions
This training provides childcare professionals with a basic
understanding of autism, it’s impact on the family, their role in
the referral of children to early intervention and educational
services, and community resources for providers and the
families they serve.
Autism Tools and Strategies
Childcare providers learn to utilize best practice, research
based tools and successful strategies and interventions to
support a child who is on the Autism Spectrum.
April 11-13, 2019
Stepping Stones Presentation on Friday, April 12
Breakout Session 1
Impact of a Naturalistic Social Skills Curriculum: Friendship Development of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The curriculum is focused on promoting
successful inclusion of students with social skills deficits including Autism Spectrum Disorders through the purposeful development of successful and sustained friendships between students with and without disabilities.
I would love to see you at the conference. Besides presenting on Friday, I will also have a table with information and products from Stepping Stones Educational Services! Definitely stop by to say hello!
Saturday, November 3, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teachers and therapists are constantly searching for hands-on, practical, and creative resources that will help the children they work with each day be happy, healthy, and ready to learn and grow! This FREE Workshop will add to the tools in your teacher/therapist toolbox. The ‘Who Am I’ Doll was inspired by one of Mary's amazing students who is nonverbal and has Autism. The other students were kind to him, but they did not know who he was and he did not have a way to tell them. So the ‘Who Am I’ Doll became a way for him to share who he is, what he loves, what qualities he possess, and who is important in his life. The students discovered that they are not so different from one another and this helped foster friendships for all students.
This FREE workshop is taught by Mary Stone, Founder and CEO of Stepping Stones Educational Services. Mary is a special education teacher, college instructor, author, advocate, trainer, and presenter, and has developed products that include an inclusive social skills curriculum, Friendship Footsteps Stepping Stones to Social Emotional Learning Curriculum and An ABC Story: A is for Autism A story about an amazing girl named
Annabelle, Mary will lead you in a fun and hands-on SEL activity based on her research and work teaching social skills to students ages 4-10 with and without special needs. Mary will share how to make the 'Who Am I' Doll and how to work with students to explore attributes and talents that make each of us unique and special.
Participants can expect to:
Learn how to create the 'Who Am I' Doll and explore lesson extension activities to build student social and academic learning.
Discuss Social Emotional Learning theory and how this SEL activity can be easily implemented in your classroom or clinic setting.
Actively engage with other educators, therapists, and administrators to build social and professional networks.
What you will leave with:
A 'Who Am I' Doll created by you!
SEL inclusive teaching tools for your teacher/therapist toolbox.
Lesson ideas and extension activities.
This FREE workshop is open to the first 40 participants who register, so make sure to save your seat at this innovative and creative workshop! There will be a raffle drawing at the event where a few lucky winners will receive the beautiful teaching resource, An ABC Story: A is for Autism A story about an amazing girl named Annabelle! Additional posters and books will be available for purchase at the event or order directly on steppingstonesed.com.