No. County Mom's Group - Oct 19, 2017

  • 03 October 2017

October Meeting

Thursday, October 19, 2017

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant
3510 Valley Centre Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130    

Dinner: Mexican Food (GF available)
Dinner is provided


Join us for the NFAR Mom's Group!  It's an evening for Moms to come together in a fun and relaxed setting.  The group will meet the 3rd Thursday of the month for dinner and guest speakers.  It's an opportunity to share resources, experiences and enjoy being with other moms of individuals with autism.

October Topic: Strategies to Increase Your Child's Communication and Engagement 

Discussion will include:

  • Recognizing what motivates your child so that you may successfully increase positive interactions and teach basic skills
  • Integrating teaching into daily activities while keeping it fun for everyone
  • Parent-friendly, evidence-based strategies to improve basic communication skills
  • Techniques to expand your child's play, leisure, and social skills

Guest Speaker: Carol J. McPheters, MS, BCBA, Ph.D. Candidate at Caldwell University, Founder of Alta Families, Inc.

Carol has been working with children with autism and related disorders since 2001. She received her early training at UCLA working under Dr. Ivar Lovaas, a pioneer in the treatment of autism using behavioral strategies. Carol completed her master's degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at California State University, Los Angeles and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® since 2009. Carol is currently completing the dissertation requirements for a doctorate degree in ABA at Caldwell University.

Over the course of her career, Carol has been responsible for designing ABA programs for children that maximize skill acquisition and minimize problem behavior in home, school, and community settings. She has supervised, mentored, and provided consultation to other behavior analysts and worked closely with parents to ensure optimal success. Carol founded Alta Families, Inc. in order to share her expertise directly with parents. Parents can implement many of the strategies used by behavior analysts, and Alta Families, Inc. assists parents by choosing the proper strategies for each family and teaching parents how to use them. To learn more about Alta Families, Inc. and the services we offer, please visit our website at or visit our Facebook page @altafamilies