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Autism Workshop January 18 at Children’s Care, Sioux Falls

Workshop January 18 at Children’s Care, Sioux Falls: Understanding People with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Intervention. 6.75 contact hours, $200. Presenter Gary Mesibov, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Register online & get details at Or, call Christina at (605) 782-2371.

This 1-day seminar will present strategies that have served people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) of all ages and all levels of functioning in a wide variety of settings all over the world. The strategies and approaches are based on understanding the neurological differences that research has identified in people with ASD and then adjusting educational, self-help, and community-based activities so that these activities are taught in ways that match the learning styles of individuals with ASD. The presentation will describe some of the learning differences that have been identified in people with ASD and show how these can be accommodated by making appropriate adaptations in how educational strategies and approaches are created and delivered. The goal of this presentation is for participants to better understand ASD and how to help these people to think and learn and understand more effectively in the home and the school and the community.


1. Increase understanding of brain differences in people with ASD from typical people.
2. Learn about the implications of those brain differences for thinking and learning and understanding in ASD
3. Understanding treatment approaches that are based on those brain differences
4. Gaining knowledge about Current Research in ASD and what its implications might be.

Dr. Gary B. Mesibov is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served on the faculty for 35 years. He was the Director of Division TEACCH at the University of North Carolina from 1992 until 2010. This internationally recognized statewide program is one of a kind in its pioneering approaches to service, treatment, training, research and the education of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Mesibov has degrees from Stanford University (A.B.), The University of Michigan (M.A.), Brandeis University (Ph.D.). Dr. Mesibov is a licensed Psychologist in the state of North Carolina.

Dr. Mesibov’s editorial appointments include: Editor of the Journal of Autism and
Developmental Disorders for 10 years, and membership on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. He has written numerous books, journal articles, book reviews, editorials, chapters and research papers dealing with all aspects of autism and developmental disabilities and has been recognized with numerous local, national and international awards for his work.

Target Audience:
Special ed teachers
Behavior Analysts
Behavior Therapists
Community service providers for children with special needs
Anyone who works with kids with autism
Pre-school teachers/daycare providers

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