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Webcast #5 – A Different World Awaits: Re-Entry Considerations Post Quarantine

The Autism Programs is proud to present our latest Webcast: Autism Office Hours, which addresses inquiries from various communities in New Mexico. Facilitator, Lauriann King, and her guests Dr. Seema Jacob, Dr. Peggy Maclean, Education Consultant, Felicia Nevarez and Counselor/Social Worker, Dana Demos-Curtis address real life concerns from people just like you. Listen how this group of professionals discuss the how parents of children with autism are facing anxieties and fears associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen on how they problem-solve issues related to mask wearing, social distancing, isolation and loneliness in this informative webcast. Our amazing team of professionals […]

Webcast #4 – Social Distancing: What does it mean for Navajo families?

The Autism Programs is proud to present our latest Webcast: Autism Office Hours, which specifically addresses inquiries from our Native American communities. You will not want to miss this informative discussion from our amazing team of professionals. Facilitator, Jayme Swalby, Speech Language Pathologist, Christine Vining, Social Worker, Kristy Adakai-Tinney and Program Specialist, Lyn Wilson-King address inquiries from the Native communities and discuss the effects of social distancing, which is part of the new normal.  Listen to how the practice of social distancing may not be effective in all cultures and learn the reasons why in this informative webcast. This is […]

Webcast #3 – Estrés, servicios y rutinas nuevas…cómo las hago?

Jayme Swalby, facilitadora y sus invitadas, Sylvia Sarmiento, Patóloga en habla y lenguaje, Brittany Corllet, Trabajadora Social y Teresa Campos, Especialista en Familia, nos hablan de los retos de las familias que actualmente están enfrentando debido a que todos hemos cambiado la forma de vivir.  Este webcast se le efrece a la comunidad de habla hispana, mientras las familias buscan formas de satisfacer las necesidades básicas de sus hijos y sus rutinas predecibles. La conversación esta dirigida a los retos continuos con los que los padres luchan cuando tratan de obtener acceso a terapias y servicios esenciales, así como los […]

Webcast #2 – Decreasing Stress While Living With Autism and Social Distancing

Facilitator Jayme Swalby and her guests, Dr. Mary Beth Graham, Dr. Michelle Iemolo, Dr. Seema Jacobs and Occupational Therapist, Kristen Red-Horse discuss a common denominator that most families are facing in current times…stress exhibited while living with autism. A quote stated during the discussion sets the tone for this informative webcast – It’s not what’s wrong with you. It’s what’s happening to you.” We can relate to various stressors such as changes in routines, not being able to access therapies face-to-face, but most of all from feeling a loss of control and not knowing what the future holds. We can […]