Continuing Education for Professionals

Educators will receive CPE hours, a certificate and digital downloads.

In this workshop educators will obtain a better understanding of stress, stress symptoms, and strategies for processing stressors. Participants of this workshop will gain tools and strategies that will help in processing stressors and learn how to implement stress reducing practices.

Dates offered:

Saturday, Sept. 26 |  9 – 11 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21 | 9 – 11 a.m.

In this workshop educators will obtain a better understanding of developmental disabilities and learn strategies to help incorporate students with special needs into a general physical education classroom. Participants of this workshop will receive teaching strategies and visual supports along with all the material covered in the workshop.

Dates offered:

Saturday, Oct. 24 | 9-11 a.m.

In this workshop educators will obtain a better understanding of visual supports and teaching strategies to help incorporate students with special needs into a general physical education classroom. Participants of this workshop will practice developing strategies for their classroom through activities and lesson plans.

Dates offered:

Saturday, Oct. 31 9-11 a.m.

In this workshop educators will obtain a better understanding of Autism and will learn specific strategies to promote positive behaviors and decrease challenging behaviors in the classroom. Participants of this workshop will participate in activities will receive visual supports to increase classroom management.

Dates offered:

Wednesday, Oct. 7 | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

In this workshop educators will obtain a better understanding the importance of visual supports during instruction, independent times and daily routine. Participants of this workshop will participate in activities to increase visual understanding and will receive visual supports to increase understanding and independence.

Dates offered:

Wednesday, Oct.14th | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

In this workshop educators will obtain a better understanding the importance of toilet training and will learn specific strategies to support student’s independence. Participants of this workshop will learn multiple toilet training methods and will receive visual supports for their classroom.

Dates offered:

Wednesday, Oct. 21 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Classes cost $19.99 per person. For more information, please email ceuclasses@abcsa.org

Meet your presenters:

 

Alfred Chavira

Alfred Chavira, Any Baby Can’s Wellness Services Program Director holds a Bachelors in Biology and a Masters in Kinesiology. He has 13 years of experience in the field of health and wellness and 9 years of experience in adaptive fitness. Alfred also teaches various CEU Classes in the topics of adapted fitness, stress management, and inclusion in the physical education classroom. He has presented strategies for adapted fitness at multiple conferences including: 2105 SHAPE America Southern District Conference, 2014 California Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 2104 5-P Society Annual Conference, 2014 Autism Society of Greater Austin and more.

Ana Cotton

Ana Cotton has over 32 years of experience in public schools as a teacher, consultant, and administrator. She holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education and All Level Special Education, and a Masters in School Administration from Trinity University. She has extensive experience supporting families raising a child with a special needs and supporting school staff in managing individuals with behavioral needs.

Katya Finta

Katya Finta, Any Baby Can’s Autism Education Specialist, holds a Bachelors in All-Level Special Education from Baylor University and is a certified Special Education teacher. She has over 6 years of experience in Special Education classrooms and over 13 years of experience in special needs adaptive sports programs. She has experience supporting families raising a child with special needs and providing educational training to educators, first responders and businesses in the community.