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Community workshops

Siskin Children's Institute is happy to support children and families by providing workshops that build skills and community. Workshops vary and are open to all families including those not currently receiving services at the Institute unless otherwise noted. See below for a current list of available workshops.

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   December 14, 2019 | Teaching Basic Communication Skills 

Siskin Children's Institute is proud to partner with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's  Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) program and the Chattanooga Autism Center to provide  free workshops for parents of young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.   

   February 1, 2020 | Beginning Toilet Training 

This workshop focuses on getting started with toilet training. You will learn how to know if your child is ready for toilet training, how to create a plan for toilet training, and what supports you can use to communicate expectations and increase your child’s motivation for toilet training. This workshop will also include ideas for problem-solving once you start toilet training.

Siskin Children's Institute is proud to partner with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's  Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) program and the Chattanooga Autism Center to provide  free workshops for parents of young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.   Registrations opens soon!

   March 14, 2020 | Teaching Safety Skills 

The focus of this workshop is on promoting safety for your child in the community. The first part of the workshop emphasizes safeguards that can be put into place in the community immediately, as it is important that your child is in a safe environment while they are still learning safety skills. The latter part of the workshop will focus on teaching community safety skills, such as “wait” and “stay with me,” that can be carried on as children age and engage in a variety of experiences. 

Siskin Children's Institute is proud to partner with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's  Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) program and the Chattanooga Autism Center to provide  free workshops for parents of young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.   Registrations opens soon!

   April 18, 2020 | Addressing Challenging Behavior 

In this workshop, we will provide a framework for understanding the influences on challenging behavior, so parents are more effectively able to identify and address triggers. This presentation examines both preventative and reactive strategies in the management of challenging behavior. We will provide suggestions for structuring the environment (including our behavior) in a way that promotes appropriate behavior, identifying and teaching appropriate replacement behaviors, and responding to difficult behavior in the moment.  

Siskin Children's Institute is proud to partner with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's  Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) program and the Chattanooga Autism Center to provide  free workshops for parents of young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.   Registrations opens soon!

   More sessions coming soon!