Working with Individuals with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities and Families from a Cultural Perspective

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 01:00 PM until 03:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Contact Person
AKTC Support
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Support Website
Cost Range
No fee for the event or CEUs

Host And Instructor

Center for Human Development, UAA
Jennifer-Eilleen E. Castro
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C.E. Credit for National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 3.00 [pending]

Training Overview Description

Culture influences approaches to disability, including the understanding of a disability and its etiology, whether to seek support and access resources, and moderating relationships with health and other service providers. The process of screening, referral, diagnostic evaluation, and the process of navigating disability related systems resulting from cross-cultural perspectives will be discussed. This training will explore cultural perspectives on disability through a family panel presentation, an interdisciplinary case study discussion, and an exploration of strategies for navigating cultural differences in disability service delivery.

Behavioral health professionals, social workers, special educators, school counselors, infant learning providers, individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and family members, direct service professionals and other interested people are welcome to attend.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ways in which cultural diversity may influence an individual or family’s experience of disability screening, diagnosis, and service delivery.
  • Explore family perspectives on culture and disability.
  • Learn strategies for facilitating culturally sensitive services with individuals who experience disabilities and their families.
  • Develop skills for providing, identifying, clarifying & resolving information related to disability services.

Event-specific Details

Connecting to the Training. Registered participants will receive the Zoom Meeting link to their email associated with this registration the week of the event.

Requirements. This training will be delivered as using Zoom. You must prepare for the session prior to the day of the training - do not wait until the morning of the training to prepare.

To confirm your attendance and receive credit for completing the training you must be prepared to identify yourself and participate as requested during the session. You must be logged on and prepared with a camera and microphone (or a headset) prior to the start of class.

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Registration Information

Using Zoom. Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, IPad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone, and camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera). Zoom must be downloaded the first time it is used on a device. For general information about Zoom, and to download the software before the training, go to

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