Project ImPACT Evidence Based Parent Training in ASD

Project ImPACT Evidence Based Parent Training in ASD


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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

About this Webinar:

Project ImPACT is an evidenced-based parent-training curriculum that has been used to improve social communication skills in young children with ASD. This webinar will describe the program, and will review the challenges and triumphs of moving from therapist-directed intervention models to parent-engaged models of care.

This is a webinar by sponsored by AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group for Autism Acceptance Month.


Woman with shoulder length light brown hair. She wears brown glasses and a gray blazer and smiles at the camera.Dr. Brooke Ingersoll is an associate professor of clinical psychology and the director of the MSU Autism Research Lab. She received her PhD in experimental psychology at University of California, San Diego and completed a clinical post-doc in child psychology at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a licensed psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst. Dr. Ingersoll's research focuses on the development, evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of social communication interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She also conducts research on the impact of ASD on the family and the broader autism phenotype. A major emphasis of her current work is on the development of community-focused, parent-mediated interventions for young children with ASD. Dr. Ingersoll has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on ASD, and is the co-author of Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism, an internationally-recognized parent training curriculum for children with ASD. Dr. Ingersoll has presented her work to parents, teachers, clinicians, and researchers both nationally and internationally, and has served as a principal investigator on a number of federal, foundation, and university grants. 

Woman with short black hair with a side bang on the left side of her face. She wears a black cardigan and black and white striped shirt underneath. Karís Casagrande is a PhD student in the Clinical Psychology Program at Michigan State University. She is interested in helping parents successfully address the needs of their child and family through both research and clinical work. Her current research focuses on utilizing community partnerships and mixed methods to understand how parents access services in community settings. She also provides consultation for providers in Project ImPACT, am evidence-based parent-mediated intervention for social communication. Additionally, Karís has been involved with the Mid-Michigan Autism Association for several years, providing autism awareness training to a variety of community organizations and consulting with the Wharton Center for Sensory Friendly Performance series.


Head of woman with black hair smiling straight at the cameraJulieta Banan-Rubin is a special educator at the Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program in Maryland. Her role as an intensive needs specialist at the site involves leading two intensive needs classrooms that utilizes Applied Behavioral Analysis instruction and strategies, parent coaching, and consultations. She is also the team leader for the intensive needs team at the site. Julieta has a background in Applied Behavioral Analysis (including discrete trials), social stories, classroom instruction, routines-based interviews and picture exchange. She is currently working on her certification in Project ImPACT.



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