Solutions for Success Conference

The Solutions for Success Conference will be held March 17, 2018. The conference will take place at doTERRA Headquarters (389 S. 1300 W Pleasant Grove, UT) from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with a  potty training round table discussion at 8:00 AM.

United Angels Foundation is excited to announce this year’s presenters and sessions.

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Stacy Taylor, MA, B.C.B.A., President Advance Behavior

 and Advance Learning Academy, Maitland, FL

Bio

Stacy Taylor received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rollins College and completed her Masters degree in Education at the University of Central Florida.  For over 18 years, she has worked as an early interventionist, educator and behavior analyst providing services to people with developmental disabilities and learning/behavioral challenges.  She has served as director for 3 clinical programs and currently owns and operates an Applied Behavior Analysis program, Advance Behavior & Learning, and a fully inclusive 21st century private school, Advance Learning Academy in Central Florida. Mrs. Taylor has worked in a variety of settings including clinics, schools, and homes.  In addition to providing 1:1 treatment to children, she has also provided training and consultation to parents, teachers, therapists and agencies.  She has spoken at numerous conferences across the country on early intervention, education and behavioral treatment and served on the board of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida.  She also enjoys teaching college level courses that help students learn more about inclusion, learning and behavior and provides an internship site to give students a start in the field and gain real-world experience.  

Sessions

Developing and Implementing Behavior Plans…Like a Boss by Stacy Taylor, MA, B.C.B.A.

What do you do when problem behaviors occur? Are these behaviors really dysfunctional?  Absolutely not!  Participants will learn how to find the function in what many consider “dysfunctional” behavior.  In this presentation we will discuss prevention and effective consequences for all ages and stages.  These principles and strategies are best practices in the science of learning and behavior and they are exactly what you need to understand in order to help develop and implement an effective behavior intervention plan.

Social Skills Strategies and Supports by Stacy Taylor, MA, B.C.B.A.

What are social skills? Why are they so difficult to learn?  Why do they seem to be so hard to teach?  There are so many questions and concerns because we all realize the importance of having good social skills and how this relates to having a happy and fulfilled life.  Social skills impact ones ability to make and keep friends, but they can also impact how much a person is effectively included in daily activities at home, at school and in the community.  In this presentation will discuss what social skills really are, how to most effectively teach them, and we will review some great activities you can introduce to help improve social skills in any setting.

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Terri Couwenhoven, M.S. Certified Sexuality Educator

Bio

Terri Couwenhoven, M.S. is a certified sexuality educator who specializes in developing programs and resources for people who have cognitive disabilities, their families and the professionals who support them.  She is the author of Teaching Children with Down syndrome about their Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, The Girls’ Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes in the Tween Years, A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes During Puberty and her newest book, Boyfriends & Girlfriends: A Guide to Dating for People with Disabilities.

When she is not teaching or writing, she is Clinic Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  She is the mother of two girls, her oldest daughter has Down syndrome.

Sessions

A Parent’s Guide to Growing Up:  Supporting Healthy Sexuality in Pre-Adolescents

Bodies, Boundaries, and Behavior:  A Primer on Puberty for Parents

Families often experience anxiety when tweens with intellectual disabilities begin to exhibit changes that occur during puberty.  In this workshop, parents will learn about the most frequently identified issues and concerns of parents of pre-adolescence with intellectual disabilities and practical ways to address them. Visual tools, fun learning activities, and useful resources specifically designed for students with intellectual disabilities will be shared.

Supporting Healthy Dating Relationships: What Parents Need to Know

I Want a Boyfriend/Girlfriend!: Supporting Healthy Dating Relationships

The need for intimacy and meaningful connections with others is part of the human condition. People with intellectual disabilities have similar needs for intimacy, but often encounter a unique set of barriers as they move from dating into a serious, long term relationship. In this workshop Terri will identify common obstacles uniquely experienced by people with intellectual disabilities, helpful roles for parents and/or support providers, and strategies for teaching and supporting self advocates interested in dating.

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We are looking forward to this year’s conference and we hope that you will be able to join us.

Register here before the early bird pricing is gone!  

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