Relationship Development Intervention® for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference

2018 Conference Recap:

Keynote Address
Heather Benner-Ohl
MS/MA in Special Education, Certified RDI Consultant and Training Supervisor 
Owner, The Missing Piece LLC 

Relationship Development Intervention® (RDI) focuses on remediating the challenges of autism that impair an individual's ability to manage and function in the world. Within an RDI Program, individuals build dynamic skills that increase daily life functioning and engagement with others and the outside world. This workshop introduces the research and practical application of RDI strategies and techniques that can be utilized in home-based and school-based programs towards the achievement of IEP goals and personal development. 

Keynote Speaker - Heather Benner-Ohl

Heather Benner-Ohl is the keynote speaker at the 2018 RDI conference at Kent State UniversityHeather Benner-Ohl
MS/MA in Special Education, Certified RDI Consultant and Training Supervisor 
Owner, The Missing Piece LLC 

The Missing Piece LLC opened in 2005, in order to offer Relationship Development Intervention® (RDI) services,  academic consultation, homeschooling guidance to parents, and tutoring services. The Missing Piece LLC is focused on serving the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The focus of services is ensuring that clients achieve quality of life goals that include meaningful relationships, productive work, community involvement, and appropriate education. 

What is RDI?

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) offers treatment programs for individuals and families that face Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental difficulties. It is often described as “the missing piece of the puzzle” in the treatment of ASD because instead of focusing on symptoms, our program works to activate the grow-seeking drive essential to remediating the universal impairments associated with ASD.

RDI®  programs teach parents how to guide their child to seek out and succeed in truly reciprocal relationships, while addressing key core issues such as motivation, communication, emotional regulation, episodic memory, rapid attention-shifting, self awareness, appraisal, executive functioning, flexible thinking and creative problem solving. 

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