How To Teach Personal Safety and Relationship Skills to Individuals on the Autism Spectrum (from Children to Adults)

  • 17 Jan 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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**Registration is Closed**
Walk-Ins Welcome

How To Teach Personal Safety and Relationship Skills to Individuals on the
Autism Spectrum 

(from Children to Adults)

 Presented by

Jamie Grace, MS. Ed, LBS, BSS


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  

AOTA, Act 48, and Social Workers Credits Available

Autism Connection of PA

35 Wilson Street #101

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

This training will discuss how to teach individuals on the Autism Spectrum how to maintain their personal safety and how to build personal relationships.  The training will cover topics such as teaching personal safety to young children, understanding the continuum of relationships from stranger to intimate partner, learning the best language and interventions to use to explain the navigation from friend to girl/boyfriend, and teaching what behavior is appropriate toward the other person.  In addition, there will be discussion on how media influences these young people in ways that often cause more harm than good with their understanding of relationships.


Jamie Grace earned her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Slippery Rock University.  She completed her graduate degree in Education with a major in reading and language arts from Duquesne University.  Jamie is also a certified Reading Specialist. Jamie has over twelve years of teaching experience in both special and elementary education where she taught kindergarten through eighth grades.  Jamie began work in the field of BHRS in 2002 where she specialized in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She has twelve years experience as a Director of Autism Services and a Regional Director of Autism Services. Jamie is also a Licensed Behavioral Specialist Consultant and a certified BSS (Behavioral Specialist Services) for the Adult Autism Waiver.  In addition, she is a certified Functional Behavioral Assessment Trainer. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

  • List three sexual safety rules
  • Describe two strategies to teach social relationship skills
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