Webinar: Baby Navigator Conversations

Who should attend?

This free webinar is for pediatricians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, social workers, behavior health specialists, other health care providers in primary care, service coordinators, and other team members in early childhood education and early intervention systems serving babies from birth to 24 months of age.

What will this webinar cover?

This webinar will (1) highlight Baby Navigator resources for families, (2) offer guidance on how you can invite families to Baby Navigator for surveillance & screening, and (3) provide practical strategies on using our Conversational Steps to build consensus with families on the early signs of language delay and autism and to engage families in using Baby Navigator and Autism Navigator online tools and courses.

On alternating months, Baby Navigator Conversations webinars will focus on two main themes: Theme 1 Building Consensus on Early Signs; Theme 2 —  Engaging Families in My Baby Navigator Resources; Theme 3 — Engaging Families in Autism Navigator Resources.

Baby Navigator is for families to find out what it takes for their baby to learn to talk, how to support their baby’s learning in everyday activities that they’re already doing, and how to track your baby’s development from birth to their 2nd birthday. Families who join will be invited to our online resources and tools tailored to their child’s age. Click to learn more about why families should join Baby Navigator.

Baby Navigator is grant funded, so everything is FREE for families. All Baby Navigator resources are available in English and Spanish.

Each webinar will cover the following agenda:

  • Why Join Baby Navigator—Highlights of Baby Navigator resources for families
  • How can you register for a Baby Navigator Provider Portal?
  • Conversational Steps to build consensus with families on early signs and engage families to get started right away
  • Sharing Ideas for community partnerships to build a Care Team for families in Baby Navigator and engage families earlier
  • Discussion of Opportunities for Research Collaboration

Schedule and Registration

This webinar is scheduled twice a month and continues year-round. We are offering two different series with different day/time options each month to make this available to more providers.

Series 1:

  • Day: 1st Thursday of each month (barring holidays)
  • Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm (Eastern Time)
Register For Series 1

Series 2:

  • Day: 3rd Friday of each month (barring holidays)
  • Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30pm (Eastern Time)
Register For Series 2

The two series will have similar content and the content will vary across months in each webinar. Join one webinar to get the basics and return anytime when you have questions or want more information. Or attend each month when you can.

You must register to participate. Pick one series to register for or register for both series if you want the option to attend either one. Once you register for 1 or both webinar series, you will receive email reminders.

We cannot record our webinars because we show photos and videos of our families, so make sure to register with a link above.

Where is the Resources page for this webinar?

Be sure to go to the Resources for Baby Navigator Conversations page that we have created for you. You can find links to Baby Navigator family resources, Guidelines on our Conversational Steps, information about research collaboration and the Baby Navigator Provider Portal Application document. You can also find a link to the Feedback Survey and Request Form—if you are interested in receiving an attendance certificate.

Baby Navigator Conversations Resources

Panelists for this Webinar

  • Amy M. Wetherby, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor • Director, FIRST WORDS Project & Autism Institute
  • Charly Nottke, MS, Assistant Director of Early Detection & Prevention Research, FSU Autism Institute
  • Heather Venclauskas, MPA, RN, Lead Family Navigator and Healthcare Outreach Coordinator, FIRST WORDS Project
  • Patricia Armstrong, MSW, Autism Navigator Master Coach & Global Trainer, FSU Autism Institute
  • Dr. Tia Walton Walker, PhD, Research Faculty and Community Engagement Coordinator, FSU Autism Institute
  • Dr. Iris Davis, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, FSU Autism Institute

Not sure where to go? We’re here to help: support@autismnavigator.com.