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Issues in Autism Conference Addresses Difficult Behaviors

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The UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) based at NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services recently hosted its 11th Annual Issues in Autism Conference “Social Skills and Behavior Interventions for Individuals with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome.”

The May 2 workshop focused on social skills supports for students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Asperger Syndrome. Addressing the behavior problems of students with ASDs is one of the greatest challenges schools face. The conference provided an in-depth application of the Ziggurat Model to address rages, meltdowns, and difficult behaviors. More than 300 attendees learned to recognize precursors of meltdowns and address these types of behaviors.

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., led the workshop. Myles, a consultant with the Ziggurat Group, is the recipient of the 2004 Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award and the 2006 Princeton Fellowship Award. She has made presentations internationally, written more than 150 articles and books on autism and Asperger Syndrome, and served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee. She is on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s Strategic Planning Consortium and the Autism Society of America’s Panel of Professional Advisors. Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research. In addition, she was recently acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world from 1997 to 2004.

For more information about CARD, please visit www.umcard.org.