Building Successful Practitioners in Mississippi for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

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.  

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the three key areas affected by autism, and list behaviors associated with each of those areas that may be seen with an individual with an autism spectrum disorder.
  • Practice Behavioral Skills Training to teach a necessary skill.
  • Identify accommodations and modifications to use with client(s) to improve independence, social skills, communication, behavior, and/or access to general education or community involvement based on clients’ age and needs.
  • Write goals and an action plan that will meet the needs of individuals with autism based on knowledge gained during the course.

Available Continuing Education:

DMH-Addiction Therapist

DMH-Community Support Specialist

DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist

DMH-Mental Health Therapist

DMH-Licensed Administrator

MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals

NBCC/LPC-National Board Certified Counselors

SW-Social Work

Educator

Presenter

Rebecca Mullican, Ph.D.

Location

MSPHI

Date

May. 7, 2020

Time

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Presenter

Rebecca Mullican, Ph.D.

Location

MSPHI