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Virtual Summer 2021 Workshop Series

We’re offering a series of three workshops focused on relevant, timely topics.Attendance is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience. Only $59 each or $149 for all three

Recordings are available up to 30 days after purchase.

Featuring Denise D. Resnik, Founder and President/CEO of First Place AZ; Co-Founder of SARRC, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center.

Denise shares tips and strategies for creating authentic, inclusive communities and building content for stories that inspire and engage. Learn how to identify allies, cultivate mutually beneficial relationships, develop partnerships and create a connected community as you create a plan by tapping into resources that support your vision. During the workshop, you can start building your asset inventory and mapping community connections or add to your work already underway.

For added insight before the workshop, read Denise’s blog about lessons learned and a recent opinion column outlining how the work of First Place is focused on brighter futures for adults with autism and other neurodiversities.

Featuring Brad Herron-Valenzuela, Managing Director of the First Place Transition Academy, and Paige Raetz, PhD, BCBA-D, Director of Teen and Adult Services for the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center.

Respond to today’s ever-increasing demand in your community and region. With an estimated 60,000 individuals with autism transitioning into adulthood each year, proven programming is essential for successful independent living. 

Learn how the residential First Place Transition Academy utilizes a structured curriculum, Learn4Independence®, and targeted support for real-time learning—a critical combination for students’ long-term success. The team will share daily applications of classroom learning and how they help students build crucial independent living and career-readiness skills. 

Explore how lessons are applied at home and in the community through real-time learning along with components of our comprehensive transition program toolkit that can help jumpstart your program.

Featuring Denise D. Resnik, Founder and President/CEO of First Place AZ; Co-Founder of SARRC, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center; Founder and CEO of DRA Collective.

Explore traditional and nontraditional strategies for reaching your many audiences, including future residents, families and referral sources. As a marketing and communications professional for nearly 40 years, Denise shares insights and counsel on campaign strategies that can connect you to community and financial resources, including charitable donors. Topics include developing your brand, understanding your audience(s), defining community development, creating a results-oriented communications plan—and more! 

For added insight before the workshop, read the recent article on the local news site about progress made and the challenges ahead.