Friday, February 18, 2011

UPDATE: This conference was wonderful! If you had the opportunity to attend, you hopefully came away with some very practical information and ideas of what the future can bring in the way of diagnosing AS and the new DSM-IV changes. This was a good session for both parents, those on the spectrum and teachers/nurses/psychologists/doctors/etc who work with those with AS. Thank you so much for attending and making the Conference such a success!

Conference Supporting Asperger Connection Non-Profit
Please share the good news! Dr. Brenda Smith Myles will be presenting in Birmingham on Tuesday, March 8 from 8:45 am - 2:00 pm. The workshop brochure is attached in pdf format and is intended for parents, teachers, and professionals that want to gain more knowledge about Behavior Interventions & Transition Strategies for individuals with High Functioning Autism (HFA) and Asperger Syndrome (AS). Early registration fee is through March 1, so families and teachers will want to go ahead and register.

Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D., a consultant with the Ziggurat Group, is the recipient of the 2004 Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award and the 2006 Princeton Fellowship Award. Dr. Myles has made over 500 presentations all over the world, and she has written more than 150 articles and books on Asperger Syndrome and Autism including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns (with South- wick) and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success (with Adreon). The latter is the winner of the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Literary Work.

She is the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee. She also serves on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Inter- Agency Autism Coordinating Committee’s Strategic Planning Consortium and the Autism Society of America’s Panel of Professional Advisors. Dr. Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and MAAP Services, Inc. In addition, she was recently acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world from 1997 to 2004.

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