Explore ACCESS 

Explore ACCESS - Presentation
Break Out Session
Explore ACCESS by Carla Zimber, ACCESS Outreach Coordinator
Learn all of the exciting details about the MSU ACCESS Program. MSU ACCESS Program is 100% inclusive, 4-year, non-degree program for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities. ACCESS provides an opportunity for students with I/DD to successfully transition into higher education.
3.42 MB

Mississippi Medicaid

Mississippi Medicaid - Presentation
Break Out Session
Marlene Franklin, Outreach Coordinator, MS Medicaid
This session will highlight the many Medicaid Programs that are designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including the Home and Community Based Waiver Program and the Disabled Child Living At Home Program, and how to access these services.
1.31 MB

Improving Quality of Life with Biomedical Intervention

Improving Quality of Life with Biomedical Intervention - Presentation
Break Out Session
Peg Pickering, MBTDT (Masters in Been There, Done That), is a mother of a 22-year-old son with severe autism, and has studied and implemented biomedical protocols for over 20 years.

While biomedical approaches are VERY complex, this session will provide basic strategies for dealing with anxiety, focus, seizures, aggression and other issues. Supplement suggestions, recommended testing and a list of resources for further study and implementation will be provided.
1.75 MB

Controlling the Skittles: Successful Home Behavior Management

Controlling the Skittles: Successful Home Behavior Management - Presentation
Session Speaker
Dr. Sheila Williamson, Ph.D.; Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Behavior Analyst

This session will focus on teaching participants how to manage behavior in the home with items/activities already at a parents' disposal and part of the child's daily routine. This session will cover 4 main points:
1) Identifying specific items/activities (i.e., the "Skittles") that are child specific and will serve as motivators;
2) Telling the difference between using the "Skittles" as a bribe versus reinforcement;
3) Understanding how to use those "Skittles" to gain compliance with daily activities/instructions and decrease behavior issues in the home; and
4) Navigating when strategies do not work.
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