We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming webinar, “Practical Ways to Integrate Wellbeing into Special Education for Teachers and Students,” hosted by the Organization for Autism Research

Here are the webinar details:

🗓️ Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

🕒 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Registration is simple and free! To reserve your spot and gain access to this invaluable knowledge, please register here

It’s no coincidence we scheduled our webinar for the International Day of Happiness – an internationally recognized day to promote happiness and wellbeing for all. This session promises to be an invaluable resource for educators invested in the wellbeing of their autistic students,their families, and communities that care about them. Proof Positive is deligthed to partner with the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) to share this message. 

Why Wellbeing Matters

Prioritizing educator wellbeing is paramount to ensuring the success and happiness of special education students. In today’s landscape, the disability support workforce faces challenges in recruitment and retention. Applying positive psychology interventions has improved job satisfaction across various social service professions, including general educators and healthcare professionals.

What to Expect

This webinar will be led by professionals in the autism, positive psychology, and education fields, providing practical, actionable wellbeing strategies that educators can implement for themselves and their students. From fostering a positive classroom environment to enhancing personal wellbeing, we’ll explore ready-made materials to support your journey.

Meet Our Speakers

  • Katie Curran, MAPP, is the Chief Wellbeing Officer of Proof Positive, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the science and skills of happiness for individuals with autism and their communities. Katie has over 20 years of clinical experience working with autistic individuals. She’s widely recognized as a creative force in autism intervention, developing strategies and tools that fuse Positive Psychology with ABA to improve wellbeing.
  • Jamie Evanko, MS, first discovered the potential of positive psychology to benefit her students, teams, and personal life while teaching, and it quickly became a passion. As an educator, she knows positive psychology practices can foster academic growth and emotional wellbeing among her students—because she’s experienced and implemented it firsthand. As Proof Positive’s Manager of Customer Success, Jamie applies her expertise and leadership in education to ensure anyone using Proof Positive resources has the highest-quality implementation support.
  • Patricia Wright’s, PhD, MPH, commitment to ensuring all individuals with autism have access to effective services and support has guided her work for over 30 years. Her expertise started with her earliest responsibilities as a special educator. She now serves the autism community as Executive Director at Proof Positive, seeking to spread the science and skills of happiness.

Join Us

We invite you to join us for a discussion that will empower you to champion wellbeing in special education. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or new to the field, you’ll gain access to immediately applicable ideas for educators to implement for themselves and their students. Ready-made materials are available for all. We hope to see you there! 

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