Archived Sessions

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Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, VCU-ACE hosted Lunch and Learn, an interactive Zoom meeting, to bring important ASD topics and resources to self-advocates, caregivers, and professionals. The list below includes direct archive recordings of these short presentations with Q&A's, as well as handouts for the presentations.

2022 Lunch and Learns

Lunch and Learn: Use Your Words! An Introduction to Everyday AAC

Date: February 10, 2022

Lunch and Learn: Transition for all Ages: Strategies to Facilitate Independence Throughout School

Date: March 3, 2022

Lunch and Learn: Special Needs Planning

Date: March 17, 2022

Lunch and Learn: Evidence-Based Strategies to Promote Social and Emotional Learning

Date: March 31, 2022

Lunch and Learn: Get Ready for Life After High School

Date: April 14, 2022

2021 Lunch and Learns

Lunch and Learn: Goal Setting for the New Year!

Date: February 4, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Continuing to Lead the Way in Virginia Public Schools with Positive Practices in Distance Learning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Date: February 25, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Teaching Self-Determination: Where to Begin!

Date: March 4, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Order of Self-Determination - Student Perspectives!

Date: March 11, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Building Relationships through Virtual and Community Programming

Date: March 18, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Self-Determination at Home and the Community

Date: March 25, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Come Along as we Discuss Best Practices, Tips, and Resources to Support the Employment of Adults with Disabilities!

Date: April 1, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Women on the Spectrum

Date: April 8, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Socialization During COVID: Our Perspectives

Date: April 15, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Keys to Successful Transition Planning

Date: April 22, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Preparing for Post-Education & the Benefits of Early Employment Experiences

Date: April 29, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Autism and the Black Family Experiences

Date: May 6, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Supporting Sensory Needs in the Classroom and at Home

Date: May 13, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Cultivating Inclusion

Date: May 20, 2021

Lunch and Learn: The Importance of Teaching Interdependence Skills

Date: May 27, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Unstuck and On Target: Improving Executive Function

Date: September 16, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Effective Strategies for Inclusion: An ASD Approach

Date: September 30, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Involving students at the elementary level in the IEP process through goal setting

Date: October 28, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Identifying Disparities and Implementing Support for Black Autistic Students and their Families

Date: December 2, 2021

Lunch and Learn: Strategies to Improve Processing in Students with ASD (Re-Broadcast)

Date: December 16, 2021

2020 Lunch and Learns

Lunch and Learn: Beyond Academics: Teaching Choice-Making and Problem-Solving at Home

Date: April 23, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Teaching Personal Hygiene at Home

Date: April 30, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Helping Your Child Make Successful Transitions at Home

Date: May 7, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Home Activities to Learning Experiences

Date: May 14, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Practical Ideas for Maintaining and Creating Structure at Home

Date: May 21, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Promoting Self-determination through Goal Setting at Home

Date: May 28, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Communication Strategies for Families

Date: June 4, 2020

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Lunch and Learn: Why on earth does my child do that?: Understanding your child's behavior

Date: June 11, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Fostering interests to increase motivation, friendships, and employment opportunities

Date: June 18, 2020

Lunch and Learn: How can my child get organized, pay attention, and complete a task? Executive Functioning and how to support EF

Date: June 25, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Using technology to support students with autism at home and in the community

Date: July 2, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Fun in the sun: ways to incorporate sensory and movement in outdoor environments

Date: July 9, 2020

Lunch and Learn: A three-part series addressing autism and early childhood (Part 1)

Date: July 16, 2020

Lunch and Learn: A three-part series addressing autism and early childhood (Part 2)

Date: July 23, 2020

Lunch and Learn: A three-part series addressing autism and early childhood (Part 3)

Date: July 30, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Social Distancing, Mask Wearing, and the Return to School

Date: August 6, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Parent Engagement

Date: August 13, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Social Skills in the Day of Social Distancing

Date: August 20, 2020

Lunch and Learn: When the puzzle starts to fall apart, picking up the pieces during a pandemic

Date: August 27, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Social skills during these socially distant times

Date: Sept. 3, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Creating meaningful relationships to promote learning

Date: September 10, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Improving your child's/youth's conversation skills by playing

Date: September 17, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Parent reinforcement and child preferences

Date: September 24, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Tips for parents to foster social & emotional learning during virtual instruction

Date: October 1, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Evidence based parent supports for pandemic distance learning

Date: October 8, 2020

Lunch and Learn: How to Recognize and Overcome Anxiety

Date: October 15, 2020

Lunch and Learn: An Introduction to the new VCU-ACE Early Childhood Website and Resources

Date: October 22, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Workplace Readiness Toolkit

Date: October 29, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Improving School Work Motivation in a Virtual World

Date: November 5, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Transition from School to Work

Date: November 12, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Teaching Social Communication Skills to Emerging Learners

Date: November 19, 2020

Lunch and Learn: Virtual Data Collection during Distance Learning

Date: December 3, 2020