Autism Research Group to Train San Diego Professionals on Effective Autism Behavioral Intervention Techniques

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The one-day event features an exceptional collection of autism experts presenting the latest state-of-the-art methods of applied behavior analysis (ABA) for teaching perspective-taking and executive function skills to individuals with autism.

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Autism Research Group (ARG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to using science to help individuals with autism spectrum disorders, will host an intensive, one-day workshop called, “Teaching Perspective-Taking and Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism,” on April 29, 2013, in San Diego, California.

The workshop, sponsored by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), will be held at the Catamaran Resort and Spa from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is designed for professionals, practitioners, family members, caregivers, and educators who work with children with autism. Attendees must register online at http://workshop.autismresearchgroup.org.

The workshop will focus on the application of the state-of-the-art treatment of applied behavior analysis (ABA) for teaching advanced skills to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in every 88 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, making it more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, pediatric cancer, and childhood AIDS combined. “We conducted a similar workshop in the Los Angeles area and received an overwhelming response. What’s exciting about this event is that we are dedicating a full day to cutting-edge training on how to teach advanced skills to individuals with autism,” says workshop presenter Adel Najdowski, PhD, BCBA-D. “The focus will be on how to teach these skills in real-life settings, thereby helping children with autism to lead healthy, happy, and independent lives.”

The workshop consists of four presentations:

·     “Behavioral Research on Treating ‘Theory of Mind’/Perspective-Taking Deficits in Autism”
·     “Practical Strategies for Teaching Social Cognition Skills to Individuals with Autism”
·     “Recent Research on Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism”
·     “Practical Strategies for Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism”

Workshop presenters include Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D; Adel Najdowski, PhD, BCBA-D; Thea Davis, MA, BCBA; and Jennifer Yakos, MA, BCBA.

Workshop registration is $60 per person and includes lunch, six Type 2 continuing education units for BCBAs and BCaBAs and four continuing education units for MFTs and LCSWs.

For more information about the workshop, visit: http://workshop.autismresearchgroup.org.

About Autism Research Group:
Autism Research Group (ARG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying, evaluating, and disseminating treatments that make a real, measurable difference in the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. ARG uses science to improve quality of life for people with autism spectrum disorders and the families who love them. For more information about Autism Research Group, visit: http://www.autismresearchgroup.org.

About Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD):
With 23 treatment centers around the globe and a staff of nearly 1,000, CARD treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with ASD. CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles and procedures of ABA, which has been empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. For more information about the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, visit: http://www.centerforautism.com or call (855) 345-2273.

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