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Autism 204: Parent Training to Address Problem Behaviors of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Instructor: Karen Bearss, PhD

As many as 50% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit behavioral problems such as tantrums, noncompliance, and aggression. These behaviors interfere with the performance of daily living skills and may also amplify caregiver stress. The challenges parents face in raising a child with ASD has sparked interest in the use of parent training in this population, as it empowers parents to be the agent of change for their child. This presentation will review the prevalence and impact of disruptive behaviors in ASD and how parent training is a promising line of treatment for these challenging behaviors and provide specific tips and strategies to dealing with disruptive behaviors.

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children's, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Contact: Please call Seattle Children's Autism Center at 206-987-8080 with questions.