Upcoming Webinars: Help for Challenging Behaviors

Wednesday, March 25th: Optimistic Parenting: Hope and Help for Individuals with Challenging Behavior

Challenging behaviors continue to top the list of concerns for families and teachers of persons with ASD. This talk will cover new insights into these obstacles and how families and others can overcome them and effectively help persons with even the most severe behavioral challenges. The presenter will describe how advances in positive psychology can help caregivers be more effective in their efforts to help those with ASD and how to help themselves lead happier and less stressful lives.

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V. Mark Durand, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he was the founding Dean of Arts & Sciences and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. Durand is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Currently a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Autism Society of America, he is the co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and has written 10 books as well as over 100 publications on functional communication, educational programming, and behavior therapy. Dr. Durand developed a unique treatment for severe behavior problems that is used worldwide. Most recently he developed an innovative approach (Optimistic Parenting) to help families work with their challenging children.

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