Autism Spectrum Disorder: Emotional Regulation & Behavioral Management Strategies and Supports

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Emotional Regulation & Behavioral Management Strategies and SupportsThursday, December 10, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, presented by Dan Bressler, MT-BC, Options & Advocacy of McHenry County. FREE: 3 CEUs for LCSW/LSW, LCPC/LPC, Psychologists, and Educators. REGISTER NOW!!!

Description:

Many providers report feeling a lack of confidence in serving people with autism due to concerns relating to emotional and behavioral regulation. This training will seek to provide participants with useful information and strategies for supporting even those clients that challenge them most. Both behavioral and humanistic approaches will be reviewed with a focus on how an eclectic approach to emotional regulation and behavioral management can support client and provider growth.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain knowledge regarding potential impacts of autism on behavior and emotional regulation
  2. Participants will gain useful strategies for supporting their clients’ emotional wellbeing
  3. Participants will gain useful strategies for supporting their clients’ behavioral development
  4. Participants will gain confidence in their ability to serve people with autism

Presenter: 

Dan Bressler, MT-BC, works as an educational advocate in the Autism Resource Center at Options & Advocacy for McHenry County. This work involves supporting parents and school-based professionals in understanding and implementing special education law as well as collaborating with IEP teams in developing strategies to support students with autism in the classroom environment. As a board-certified music therapist, he has worked directly with children and young adults, including those impacted by autism and emotional/behavioral needs, in a variety of contexts including clinic- and school-based environments. Dan has a passion for promoting neurodiversity by providing support at the individual, practitioner, and systems levels to increase inclusion in schools and communities.