autism 200Just a reminder that the next Autism 200 Series lecture will be Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium from 7-8:30 pm. These classes are designed for parents, teachers and caregivers. The topics associated with the majority of classes are applicable to all age ranges and for a wide variety of children diagnosed with autism.

This month’s class Autism 202: Addressing Challenging Behaviors: Strategies for Families” will be led by Nancy Rosenberg, PhD, BCBA, a special educator and behavioral specialist from the University of Washington. Rosenberg will present a Positive Behavior Support approach to addressing challenging behaviors in children on the autism spectrum. Topics will include the importance of understanding the function of a child’s behavior, a toolkit of key strategies for preventing problem behaviors and techniques for teaching replacement behaviors.

Classes are open to the general public. There is no need to register in advance to attend. If you cannot attend in person, lectures are also available through Seattle Children’s video and teleconferencing outreach program and can be viewed at various locations throughout Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Oregon. View Seattle Children’s video teleconferencing site information (PDF).