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Behavioral Support Training for Parents
October 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Tune in to learn about emerging strategies for providing parents with the skills to provide positive, appropriate behavioral support to loved ones with ASD. Topics include: ~ Behavioral interventions to support family members of children with autism spectrum disorders ~ Mindfulness-based interventions for family members of and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders ~ Effectiveness of ABA in the community and dissemination of ABA-based programs within underserved communities Dr. Suzannah Joy Iadarola is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in diagnostic evaluations for children for whom there is a suspected autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Iadarola conducts initial diagnostic evaluations for children of all ages, with a focus on ASD and other differential developmental and mental health diagnoses. In addition, she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has experience providing and coordinating behavioral treatment for individuals with ASD. As part of this treatment, Dr. Iadarola incorporates a focus on working with families (e.g., parent training and education, sibling support). In addition to her work in the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics division at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Iadarola is a co-investigator on a government-funded, multi-site research project designed to increase socialization skills and school-based transitions for students with ASD. This study includes a partnership with the Rochester City School District and other community members. Dr. Iadarola has helped develop a program for working with teachers to facilitate more successful transitions for students with ASD in their daily routines. She also serves as an interventionist on this project.
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