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ASCEND Group Presents Conference on Behavior Challenges of Children on Autism Spectrum

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The ASCEND Group is hosting a conference with Dr. Jed Baker on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Williamson’s Caterers, 500 Blair Mill Rd. in Horsham, PA.

Philadelphia, PA (PRUnderground) October 1st, 2015

The ASCEND Group is hosting a conference on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Williamson’s Caterers, 500 Blair Mill Rd. in Horsham, PA. The presenter will be Jed Baker, Ph.D., director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. The title of his presentation is “All Kids Can Succeed: Effective Interventions for Behavioral and Social Challenges.”

Children on the autism spectrum and those with behavioral challenges often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective behavior plans to prevent these moments and reduce frustration and anxiety. The second part of the presentation details strategies to motivate students to learn, ways to teach social skills, how to generalize skills into the natural setting and increase acceptance and tolerance from peers.

Dr. Baker is an award-winning author of six books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior, and No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & Scams.

Act 48 and APA credits are being offered for educators, social workers and psychologists who attend the ASCEND Conference. The credits, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), are included in the registration fee. PPA members receive a 15 percent discount on their registration.

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About ASCEND Group

ASCEND Group Inc., the Asperger and Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, is a nonprofit organization that was launched in 2001 by parents of children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) as a means to create a community of people who are concerned about the many ways that AS and other Autism Spectrum Disorders affect children and adults and their families in the home, at school and in every area of their lives.

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