ASGW Webinar Series
We are excited to announce the kickoff of a new webinar series! Every month we will be hosting a free webinar that provides relevant content for families & individuals on the spectrum. Topics will include advocacy, mental health, wellness, education, resources, and more!
All webinars will be held live over Zoom. View upcoming sessions below and click on the corresponding links to sign up. Zoom links and additional information will be sent to your email address in a confirmation email.
Have an idea for a future webinar? We would love to hear it! Email Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what topics you’d like to see!
Special Needs Trusts – How Can They Help Live a Self-Directed Lifestyle
Presented James Giese
Under federal and state law, individuals with disabilities who have more than $2,000 in available assets are not eligible for means tested public benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income. However, there is a statute that allows the creation of a Special Needs Trust (SNT). Assets in a SNT are not countable under the rules that apply to Medicaid, and the assets in a SNT will not affect the beneficiary’s ability to receive public benefits. In this webinar, James Giese, Director of Outreach for Wispact, a manager of SNTs will discuss how these trusts and ABLE accounts can be used to help individuals with disabilities to maintain eligibility for public benefits and manage their financial lives.
Monday, January 4th
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Social Teaching Strategies for Individuals with Autism from the Anime Community
Presented by James WIlliams
Many individuals with autism (and other social-related disabilities) enjoy Japanese anime (such as “Pokemon”), belong to the anime fan community, and attend anime conventions throughout Wisconsin and elsewhere. To accommodate these individuals, people in the anime fan community have created a series of teaching strategies, activities, games and apps that are utilized to teach appropriate social behavior among its members. In this session, listen to a self-advocate with autism, who volunteers and hosts autism presentations at anime conventions throughout Wisconsin, describe and demonstrate how they can be implemented by educators during social skills instruction for individuals with autism.
Monday, December 7th
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Manage Holiday Stress During a Pandemic
Presented by Connie Persike
Monday, October 26th
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Sensory 101: Let’s Talk about Senses
Presented by Brittany Meyers, OTD, OTR