Date(s) - 03/18/2022
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
This conference is sponsored by The Summit Center and the Western New York Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for parents, teachers, therapists, and other helping professionals. Mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and depression may occur in children with ASD. The co-occurrence can complicate how professionals and families understand the individual’s behaviors, evaluate interventions, prescribe medications, and provide strategies for supporting them. This conference will begin with a presentation by Dr. Daniel Mruzek who will describe different types of anxiety disorders that may occur. Drs. Holly Brown and Deborah Napolitano will present their work on how to work with professionals to evaluate the effects of medications. Finally, Dr. David Meichenbaum will present innovative strategies for helping children to think positively.
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