During this six hour course, Dr. Rebecca Mullican will define autism, and discuss each of the three main areas autism affects (behavior, social skills, and communication and language). She will discuss and give examples for how to modify and accommodate for individuals on the spectrum at various ages within home, school, and community settings. An emphasis will be placed on adults with autism who are aging out of school-based programs.
Participants will be given an opportunity to practice writing goals and a plan for individuals with autism, based on individual practitioner needs. Participants will also learn how to implement Behavioral Skills Training and use it appropriately with the autism population.
Participants will be given an opportunity for small and large group discussions on materials presented, implications of the materials, and application.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Available Continuing Education:
DMH-Community Support Specialist
DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
DMH-Mental Health Therapist
MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
NBCC/LPC-National Board Certified Counselors
Marcia Hale, LPC and Ray Hale, Psy.D.