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Barry Prizant, PresenceLearning Webinar Presenter

Providing services for children with autism is a growing challenge. Special educators and families are hungry for advice and encouragement. Autism is usually portrayed as a checklist of deficits: difficulties interacting with others, sensory challenges, and repetitive--sometimes disruptive-- behaviors. Therapy has focused on eliminating “autistic” symptoms. Now there’s a different perspective and a new approach-- a major shift in the way educators and parents understand autism and help students with autism succeed. The groundbreaking techniques revealed in this webinar are essential for teachers, special educators, and parents of children with autism. Join a nationwide audience as one of the world’s leading authorities on autism shares research, stories, and advice based on countless experiences with families and children with autism and answers your burning questions.

Presenter: Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D

Learning Outcomes
After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe stereotypes and misunderstandings of the behavior of children with autism (ASD) and understand how to get beyond them with a more accurate, evidence-based view.
  • Identify the experiences and respond to the concerns of parents of children with ASD in order to build collaborative and trusting relationships.
  • List and debunk common beliefs about the negatives related to ASD and understand why many commonly used approaches do not result in the best long-term outcomes.
  • Apply the “Uniquely Human” perspective to modify and improve educational practices, and to help school communities be more responsive to the needs of children with autism and their families.

Time-ordered Agenda (90 minutes) *All times Eastern time
  • 1:00- 1:05 pm  Introduction and context/need for new view of children with autism 
  • 1:05- 1:25 pm  How to better understand the behavior of students with ASD
  • 1:25- 1:40 pm  Understanding the experience and challenges of parents of children with ASD
  • 1:40- 1:50 pm  Debunking common beliefs about ASD as a tragedy for the child and family
  • 1:50- 2:10 pm  Challenging the idea that ASD is only within the child
  • 2:10- 2:30 pm  Summary and Audience Questions & Answers
Uniquely Human: A Different Way to See Autism and Create Pathways to Success

Financial Disclosure:
Dr. Prizant receives an honorarium for this webinar from PresenceLearning. Dr. Prizant is the co-author and receives royalties from Brookes Publishing, Inc. for sales of "The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders”, and will receive royalties from Simon & Schuster following the August, 2015 publication of his book, "Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism"
Dr. Prizant is an Editorial consultant for five professional journals for which he receives no financial compensation.

This webinar is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)