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Building on the work of Anne Donnellan and Martha Leary, this series of two webinar recordings provides practical insights and tools so that people with autism and other sensory and movement differences can be better supported to live more independently. These videos are available for rent individually or as a series.
We hope that this a useful resource that you can easily share with your family and wider support network. The videos contain information and strategies that could also be used for staff training and development.
An introduction to sensory-movement differences and diversity
The first video in the series builds an understanding of the diverse ways people experience the world and how this knowledge can be used to develop learning and behavioural approaches that are both collaborative and successful.
The manner in which a person handles incoming information is paramount in determining the most successful supports for an optimally independent, rich and full life. How do we get there? Let’s go together! Join us in this explanation & video demonstration of what occurs for individuals with sensory and movement differences and diversity.
Based on the work of Leary and Donnellan (2012), we use this understanding as a cornerstone for determining learning and behavioral approaches that are collaborative & successful for some of our most complex learners.
Lights! Camera! Autism!
The second video explores ways people with autism and their supporters, can use video technology to address skill development, maintenance of skill, transition planning, employment, support staff training, and self-advocacy. All of this with an emphasis on supporting independence.
Video modeling! Video social stories! Power Point Social Stories! Power Point Portfolios! Movie clips to teach social skills! Video Practice sequences as memory support! Video Relaxation support! There is no end to the creative support that can be provided through the use of video technology.
This presentation, based on the books of the same name, reviews the research support for this technology and introduces ways of using video technology to address skill development, maintenance of skill, transition planning, employment, support staff training, and self-advocacy, all with an emphasis on supporting independence.
It is also possible to watch these videos on your Smart TV, tablet or phone, or stream via Chromecast or Apple TV. Find out more on the Vimeo website.
The following resources on movement difference and diversity are also available in our online bookstore: