Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder - Recorded Webinar

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Webinar Duration: 60 minutes

RECORDED: Access recorded version only for one participant; unlimited viewing for 6 months (Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of payment)

SPEAKER: Jd Marhevko

This is an interactive overview of how DMAIC can be utilized in a home environment to improve the quality of life for a child diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum.

The discussion takes the participants through how DMAIC was successfully used to make viable differences with live metrics and results.

- Define A review of how the family used define techniques to isolate and understand the type of illness that was impacting their family. This takes participants through the journey of being creative when identifying root cause as well as the necessity of being a proactive advocate on behalf of yourself, family or loved ones.
- While working in the DMAIC format, participants will learn how key Measures were identified to monitor and manage the symptoms. Multiple metrics and dramatic graphics (both before and after) are shared. Metric formats utilize the normal distribution, check sheets, color plots, etc. Sample metrics are: Behavioral Mannerisms, Quantity of Speech, Language Comprehension, Blood Levels, Brain Wave Levels, etc.
- Several Analyze processes will be included. There is a high level review of a few common quality and lean tools that were applied during this process. Specifically, live samples of a Cause and Effect Diagram, Multi-Variable Design Of Experiments (DOE), Pugh Diagram and Value Stream Map (VSM) are reviewed. Results are shared as the effects of the implementation of diet and over-the-counter protocols are applied.
- The Improve phase of DMAIC are clearly observed via objective and measureable results. Based upon the analysis portion, lessons learned are applied and substantial physical results are observed. This concurrent session provides the participants with ideas and concepts of how to validate the effectiveness of actions that have occurred and to ensure that those results are sustained.
- A review of the concept of Control is shared as current and live actions are assessed. Live samples of how to follow-up to ensure that the executed improvements continue to achieve and/or hold the gains that were made are discussed with participants. This includes environments both inside and outside the home. Discussion will also include the criticality of an effective and transparent scorecard system.

Why should you Attend: Why One in every 68 children is now diagnosed with Autism. With no "cure", what are parents and relatives to do? This session shares a how one set of parents proactively applied the DMAIC process to help with their quality of life. The same tools and skills can be applied to any other form of personal or professional issue. This session rated first at the ASQ WCQI conference when it was presented there. It leaves people motivated and refreshed with a plan of how to manage systems with a toolkit that they can easily apply

Areas Covered in the Session:
- To help people understand how lean and quality tools can be applied to personally improve one’s quality of life.
- Increased understanding of the power of successfully using data to advocate for oneself.
- Everyone, at some time, is impacted personally by some type of medical event…This session can provide an objective, process-based approach for when that time comes.
- Culturally, this empowers and demonstrates how quality and lean tool kits can be "taken home".
- Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the US. Lean and Quality professionals will be enabled to better understand the potential national impact and increased need for social responsibility.

Who Will Benefit:
- Health, Quality, Engineering and Lean system practitioners
- Directors
- Auditors
- Engineers
- Analysts
- Managers, etc.

Jd Marhevko has served as Vice President of Quality and Lean for Accuride Corporation since April 2012, having joined the company as Vice President, Quality in January 2012. She has been involved in Operations and Quality/Lean/Six Sigma efforts across a variety of industries for more than 25 years. Extensively experienced in developing cost-effective and value-added quality and lean systems enterprise-wide, Marhevko has an impressive track record of success in aligning goals to drive process improvement and productivity.

Marhevko came to Accuride Corp. from Global Productivity Solutions and JQLC, Inc., where she served as Business Excellence Consultant. She previously held quality, performance and operations positions at SPX Test & Measurement, Eaton Global-Hose Division, Cincinnati Milacron, Cherry Automotive, and Robert Bosch Corporation. Marhevko is an American Society of Quality (ASQ) Fellow, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), an ASQ Certified Trainer for a variety of Quality Tools including Hoshin Kanri and Strategic Planning. She is the Immediate Past-Chair of the ASQ Quality Management Division (QMD) which has more than 23,000 global members.

Additionally, she is a certified Master Black Belt (MBB) from Allied Signal; has held various Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) Senior Assessor roles; and held a Quality Systems Auditor (QSA) certification from the International Register of Certified Auditors (London, England) for more than 10 years.

Marhevko earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Oakland University, and a Master of Science in Administration in Manufacturing Plant Management from Central Michigan University.

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