This month’s Autism 200 Series class “Parent Training to Address Problem Behaviors of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder” will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
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.
As many as 50% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit behavioral problems such as tantrums, noncompliance, and aggression. These behaviors interfere with the performance of daily living skills and may also amplify caregiver stress.
“I feel like I am walking on eggshells, worrying that the next thing I do is going to set my child off”
“All those strategies that worked with my other child(ren) don’t seem to work with her.”
The challenges parents face in raising a child with ASD has sparked interest in the use of parent training in this population, as it empowers parents to be the agent of change for their child. This presentation will review the prevalence and impact of disruptive behaviors in ASD and how parent training is a promising line of treatment for these challenging behaviors and will provide specific tips and strategies to dealing with disruptive behaviors. Instructor for this class will be Karen Bearss, Ph.D.