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Adapting Professional Practices to Fit the Unique Learning Differences of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Part 1 live webinar aired 11/30/16 and Part 2 live webinar aired 12/7/16

DESCRIPTION: With the growing number of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), professionals across a number of different disciplines (education, mental health, medical) must adapt their practices to fit the unique needs of children and adults with ASD. However, understanding the specific symptoms of ASD rarely offers professionals with enough information about how to adapt their practices. This webinar focuses on the specific learning differences that are present in persons with ASD (e.g., attention, organization, understanding multiple perspectives) and offers suggestions for how to adapt traditional educational, mental health, and medical techniques to fit these learning differences. Further, the connection between learning differences and challenging behaviors in ASD will be discussed.


Professionals attending this presentation will learn to:

(1) identify the specific learning differences that are associated with ASD,

(2) connect learning differences with challenging behaviors often exhibited by children and adults with ASD, and

(3) adapt traditional professional practices to support learning differences. The first webinar will provide an overview of these concepts and the second webinar will focus on case studies to support application of material.

Please Note: We have posted the recordings of the webinars so that everyone can access the information but CEU’s are only available for live webinar participants. Some webinars have been edited to remove case sensitive information.