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Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism (Webinar)

- Audience:  Educators, therapists (speech-language pathologists, occupational, physical and expressive arts therapists), social workers, psychologists, behavior therapists, parents, and administrators

  • Identify 3 behavioral patterns in ASD that have been inaccurately identified as “deviant” rather than “unique”.
  • Apply three ways to help “de-pathologize” autism in educational efforts and for families.
  • Apply strategies to support students based on newer understandings of autism in educational and home settings.

Important Session Information:

In this presentation, myths surrounding:

1) behaviors observed in autism

2) the family experience of autism

3) the view of autism as a tragedy

4) the belief that autism is only experienced by the individual with the ASD diagnosis

will be challenged and a paradigm-shifting perspective will be offered. The presentation will conclude with a summary of evidence that leads to a compelling new way of understanding and living with autism, by honoring the uniqueness of each individual, by building on interests and strengths and by providing a range of appropriate supports. Specific educational/treatment implications will be presented that challenge approaches that focus on "fixing" people with autism and that measure progress primarily on the basis of eliminating symptoms. The themes presented are drawn from Dr. Prizant’s best selling book, Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, winner of the Autism Society of America’s “Temple Grandin Award for Outstanding Literary Work” and ranked #1 of Book Authority’s Books “75 Best Books on Autism of All Time”.

This book can be ordered from Amazon at this link: Uniquely Human - Prizant

ASHA CEUs: This will be offered for 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

If you are an HCESC employee or an SLP affiliate registration is free for this event. Please check with your district supervisor to verify if your district is an affiliate and how many seats were purchased.

Please use the following promo codes (all lower case):

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6.5) Contact Hours
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Ann Slone
Date Time Location
10/1/2020 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Virtual

11083 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45231

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