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Autism Services Inc.

ASI/ASWNY Spring Workshop

Autism Services, Inc. and the Autism Society Western New York Chapter are pleased to present….

ASD: Emerging Sexuality & Safety Across the Lifespan
Dr. Lori Jeanne Peloquin, Licensed Psychologist

Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 8:45 am – 12:45 pm
Banchetti by Rizzo, 550 North French Road, Amherst, NY

Thank you so much for those who attended the 4/6/19 workshop, “ASD: Emerging Sexuality & Safety Across the Lifespan.” We appreciate your support of our workshops! Please note that our next workshop will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Classics V Conference & Banquet Center. The speaker and topic are TBD. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you this fall.

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, Autism Services, Inc. and the Autism Society Western New York are pleased to present “ASD: Emerging Sexuality and Safety Across the Lifespan” presented by Dr. Lori Jeanne Peloquin. For over 30 years, Dr. Peloquin has treated individuals with developmental and learning disorders and their families, focusing on children, teens and young adults with Anxiety, Regulatory, Sensory Processing, Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She holds joint community faculty appointments in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Peloquin has given workshops on such themes as Sexuality and Autism, Autism and Anxiety, and How to Tell your Child about Having Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also mentors professionals in Mental Health, Occupational, Music, and Speech-Language therapies, and allied fields. She has been on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders since its inception and was one of the first to receive a DIR/Floortime Model Certificate from them. Her writings include articles in the Autism-Asperger’s Digest on the DIR/Floortime Model. She was recognized as Outstanding Psychologist of the Year by the Genesee Valley Psychological Association for her leadership and contributions to the community.

This workshop will provide an understanding of emerging sexuality in individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan, including the importance of addressing these issues long before puberty and adolescence. Dr. Peloquin will provide insight into the emotional and physical aspects of sexuality and relationships for individuals with ASD as well as important considerations for their parents and professionals who support them. Specific topics will include parent and staff concerns such as inappropriate public display, aggressive pursuit of person of interest, and possible abuse. She will address the rights of individuals to be sexual beings, gender and sexual identity issues, legal and ethical concerns, and specific challenges based on individual differences. Specific safety issues such as internet dangers, pornography, and dealing with law enforcement will also be highlighted.

This workshop is geared for individuals with ASD, parents, and professionals.

Disclosure: Financial – Dr. Lori Jeanne Peloquin is self employed. The speaker has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering ASHA CEU credit through the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Western New York (SHAWNY), and New York State Education Department Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy State Board Approved Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/COTAs/PTs/PTAs through Associated Physical and Occupational Therapists, PLLC (APOT)! Both SHAWNY and APOT are co-sponsors of this workshop. The cost and CEU credit information are listed below:

Registration Category Price   Continuing Education Credits Available
Parent/Individual with ASD $13.00 per person   n/a
Speech-Language Pathologists
& Audiologists
$39.00 per person   .35 ASHA CEUs
OTs and COTAs $39.00 per person   3.0 NYS Continuing Competency Hour for OTs/OTAs
PTs and PTAs $39.00 per person   .3 NYS Approved PT Board CEUs
Other Professionals/ Paraprofessionals/Students $29.00 per person   No CEUs awarded

Online registration is now closed. Anyone who would like to register onsite the day of the workshop will be charged a $10.00 late registration fee in addition to the prices listed above. Mail in registrations are no longer being accepted.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. You MUST be pre-registered to be guaranteed handouts/packets.  Handouts/packets are not guaranteed for walk-in registrations.

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