Introduction to Working with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Introduction to Working with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Fri, September 27, 2019 - 9:00 am-1:30 pm (EST) 

This is an introductory course that will give attendees insight into adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). There is an abundance of information about children on the autism spectrum, however, information on adults with autism is lacking, resulting in misdiagnosis and ineffective treatment. This training course will highlight strategies and tips for working with adults on the Autism Spectrum as well as dispel myths and misconceptions. Practical visual supports will be shared which can be used in various settings including private practice.

At the end of this course, attendees will:

Understand “What is Autism?”

  • Learn the new changes in diagnosis per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM5)
  • Learn strategies to help support a person with ASD build and maintain social and communication skills
  • Gain knowledge of techniques to better support challenging behaviors and repetitive routines
  • Examine Executive Functioning and Theory of the Mind

Cancellation Policy

Refund requests made up to 14 business days before the training: Full refund

Refund requests made after 14 business days and before 5 business days of the training: No refund. Full credit towards a future training, based on availability. Training credit must be used within 12 months of the original training date.

Refund requests made on or less than 5 business days* before the training: No refund or credit.

*Given the high demand for our trainings, no credit will be provided if the cancellation is not received 5 business days prior to the training.

The YAI Center for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least 2 business days prior to the scheduled training and a full refund will be issued.