Events & Workshops




Addressing Challenging Behaviors with Individuals with Autism

Announced on:Wed, Jan 7, 2015

General Description:

Issues related to Autism can lead children to behave in a manner which may be challenging to parents, siblings and caregivers. It can be difficult to understand why a child is acting out or how to handle it. These workshops are geared towards providing practical and effective solutions to parents and caregivers of children with Autism. Part I will concentrate on determining why children may act out the way that they do. Part II will concentrate on what to do to support the child to display these behaviors less often.

Goals, Objectives & Themes:

Part I: At the conclusion of Workshop I attendees should be able to:
Understand why challenging behaviors often occur with individuals with Autism.
Understand why it is important that parents take an active role in addressing problem behaviors.
Determine what is and what is not considered ‘problem behavior’.
Understand that connection between common challenging behaviors and communication.
Identify the common reasons (or functions) of challenging behaviors.
Part II: At the conclusion of Workshop II attendees should be able to:
Understand parents, siblings and specialists role in treating challenging behaviors.
Understand the basic A.B.C. process for assessing the function of problem behaviors.
Determine the best approach for handling various problem behaviors which serve different functions.
Understand the role of ‘alternative behaviors’ in addressing problem behavior.

Event Speaker(s):

  • Christina Peters , MSc.Ed., BCBA, CBIS
  • Zachary H. Morford , MS, BCBA

Event Details:

Event Location: Postgraduate Classroom#1, Third floor – KFSH&RC

Event Time: 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Event Targeted Audience: Both Families and Professionals

Event Language: English.

Event Interpretation: Available.