Interpreting for Autism Spectrum Disorder Services

  • 09/10/2022
  • 09/17/2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 09/10/2022, 09:00 12:30 (PDT)
  • 09/17/2022, 09:00 12:30 (PDT)
  • Online via Zoom
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NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

Interpreting for Autism Spectrum Disorder Services

Presented by Cindy Roat

What is it about? 

This interactive 7-hour synchronous online webshop is designed for experienced interpreters and will prepare learners to provide interpreting services for patients with autism spectrum disorder, their families and the providers who serve them. Developed with input from national ASD experts, this webshop will cover the following:

  • An introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder, including the diagnostic process, causes and treatment options.
  • Behaviors and verbal patterns that may be present in people on the spectrum.
  • Specialized terminology in autism services commonly used in medical and educational settings.
  • Practice with vocabulary and conversion.
  • Special challenges for the interpreter.

Participants will receive:

  • A copy of the PowerPoint presentation.
  • English vocabulary exercises
  • Conversion exercises
  • A bilingual glossary and vocabulary exercises available in Arabic, Traditional Chinese/Cantonese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

What is a Webshop? A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

When? Two sessions: Saturday, September 10th & 17th, 2022, 9am to 12:30pm, PST

Where? Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

Cost? $105 NOTIS members, $145 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on September 5th). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. 

Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval.

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
 Washington State DSHS (#630)  7 general  Approved
 Washington State AOC  7 performance  Approved
 ATA  7  Approved
 CCHI (ID: 9724)  6.5  Approved
 IMIA/NBCMI (ID: 21-1212)  0.7  Approved

Who is teaching?Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 29 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy, and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers, and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of the original Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs.

Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason. You must attend the both sessions to receive certificate. Certificates will be emailed the following week. 

Refunds? No refunds can be given after September 5th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before September 5th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as unstable internet connection, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

    Anything else?If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible. po

    Questions? Email to office manager

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