Graduate School
May 28

BSC Autism Annotation Program: Expert Workshops Series

Event Description

Autism Annotation Program: Expert Workshops Series

Jed Baker, PhD

No More Meltdowns
Handling Challenging Behaviors and Teaching Social Skills

Students on the Autism Spectrum and those with behavioral challenges often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective behavior plans to prevent these moments and reduce frustration and anxiety.  In this presentation we seek to unpack and understand the reasons for social skill deficits and disruptive behaviors. We will also learn strategies to deal effectively with meltdowns and be able to put together an effective behavior plan to prevent frustrations.

Together we will work towards understanding challenging behaviors in children with Aspergers, Autism, NLD, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, and multiple learning disabilities. We will also explore the Hierarchy of Behavior/Frustration Management Strategies: Relationship building and collaborative problem solving, De-­‐escalating meltdowns, 7 common triggers, and Prevention plans for each trigger.

Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. 

In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award winning author of five books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; and No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-­‐of-­‐Control Behavior.

His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, Fox News, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.

Attendees for the full workshop will receive an attendance certificate for a two-hour workshop.

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