Joani joined Summit Professional Education, one of the countries leading continuing education agencies, as an instructor in July, 2014. She is excited to share her knowledge with audiences nationwide. Since then she has provided trainings in at least 31 different states. She is thoroughgly enojoying sharing her knowledge and meeting people across the country.
Between July 2014 and June 2017 her course title was Autism across the Spectrum: Current Practical Strategies for Behavior and Skill Development in Every Level of Autism; a full day seminar. This course continues to be available on-line through Summit Professional Education.
In September 2018 she began teaching a new course titled: Differentiating Sensory from Behavior: Finding Solutions for Challenging Behaviors in Children; a full day seminar
Joani thoroughly enjoyed providing training for the staff of Kids Unlimited through the Miracle Kids Success Academy in Jonesboro, Arkansas on August 29th, 2015 on the campus of Arkansas State University. Joani became associated with the Chief Executive Officer, Shelly Keller in a previous training and then designed a training specifically for the pre-school teaching staff. The presentation was well received with an engaging and attentive audience of 35.
On March 16, 2016 Joani will provide training for the Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Low Incidence Teachers of Iredell Statesville School System at Unity Auditorium in Statesville, NC. The four hour training will review the core deficits of Autism Spectrum Disorder, introduce the Intervention Hierarchy including strategies to address sensory issues, motivating this population and visual communication strategies as teach objective goal writing for subjective skills and finish up by providing classroom intervention strategies. Joani initially provided training for the SLPs of the school system in December 2013 and has provided training annually since then.
In 2014 Joani visited Wichita, KS where she had a very insightful meeting with a parent-advisory board member of CLO - Community Living Opportunities. The parent was responsible for securing the first Extended Family Teaching Model (EFT) home in Segwick County, for her son who is very impacted by Autism. His home was also the first CLO home in the state of Kansas to have 24 hour camera survelance installed for safety. CLO’s mission is to provide individuals with developmental disabilities enriched and fulfilled lives as fully integrated members of the community. CLO was founded in 1977 by families of individuals with developmental disabilities and faculty from the University of Kansas' Department of Applied Behavioral Science. The founders understood the importance of applying best practice technology to important social concerns and creating new service models through the process of measurement and evaluation. In partnership with KU, CLO developed several innovative programs and services, including CLO's Extended Family Teaching Model. For more information visit www.clokan.org