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Free workshop on behavior coming to the Triangle

As parents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and as professionals working with individuals on the spectrum, it is likely that we have experienced challenging and persistent behaviors. When we experience these behaviors in an individual with ASD, one of the first questions we should ask ourselves is, “What is the individual trying to communicate with this behavior?” What want, need, confusion, or fear is the individual trying to express?

When we approach problem behavior in this way, it can lead us toward strategies and meaningful behavior change. But changing someone else’s behavior always requires a change in our own behavior first. To promote meaningful behavior change, it is important for families and professionals to collaborate and communicate in positive and effective ways.

Join us Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 1100 Perimeter Park Drive in Morrisville for a free workshop on these topics provided by licensed psychologists, board certified behavior analysts, and former educators.

Workshop objectives:

  • Explore the parent/caregiver’s perspective as their child displays challenging behaviors in home and/or school contexts.
  • Identify evidence-based strategies to apply in home and school settings that may prevent challenging behaviors
  • Identify evidence-based instructional and reinforcement strategies to build better behaviors
  • Identify specific strategies that promote positive communication and more cohesive behavioral interventions between parents/caregivers and professionals


Presenters:  Kim Tizzard, Director of Family Support & Louise Southern, Associate Clinical Director

Free registration here


Louise Southern, M.Ed., BCBA, Associate Clinical Director, can be reached at lsouthern@autismsociety-nc.org or 919-743-0204.

ASNC’s Clinical Department staff is composed of PhD and master’s-level licensed psychologists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and former special education teachers. We provide individualized intensive consultation using evidence-based practices to support children and adults across the spectrum in home, school, employment, residential and other community-based contexts. We also deliver workshops to professionals on a wide range of topics including but not limited to, strategies to prevent and respond to challenging behaviors, best practices in early intervention, functional communication training, and evidence-based practices in instruction for K-12 students with autism.

To find out more, contact us at 919-390-7242 or clinical@autismsociety-nc.org.

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