Anxiety in Autism: Developments in Research & Practice in Phoenix

The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) will be hosting a Lunch and Learn session on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from noon until 1pm. The topic of this session is: Anxiety in Autism: Developments in Research & Practice with Raymond g. Romanczyk, Ph.D., BCBA-D from the Institute for Child Development, SUNY at Binghamton.

This presentation addresses recent intervention research and clinical practice for individuals with ASDs who display anxiety and anxiety-related clinical problems. Anxiety is a complex cluster of behaviors, cognitions, and physiological states that vary in proportion to one another from individual to individual. Discussions include the process of anxiety development and maintenance and the benefits and detriments of attempting to influence anxiety within the context of social and adaptive skill development. Cautions concerning well intentioned but poorly conceived therapy will also be highlighted.

BACB Type 2 CE offered, contact Pilar at (480) 603-3282 to register. The registration fee is $10/person and space is limited.

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