JFK Partners 4th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference
October 14, 2016


Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Individuals with ASD:
Creating a positive developmental framework

Individuals with ASD often struggle with managing anxiety, anger, or depression, and increasingly, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapy (MBT) are being used to help address these difficulties. However, these treatments are best provided within a context of promoting thriving and positive growth more generally in people across the spectrum.  This workshop will review the ingredients needed for thriving, and will provide examples of cases where this is already occurring.  The workshop will provide concrete examples of the different principles used to address emotional difficulties in people with ASD, as well as how parents can be involved to assist in generalizing skills to where they matter most. This conference is intended for clinicians, school personnel, community providers, parents and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or other developmental disabilities. The conference brochure will provide more information about the schedule and other details about the day.

Speaker: Jonathan Weiss, PhD is Associate Professor of Psychology at York University, Toronto, Ontario

Registration deadline: Sept 30, 2016

Click here for the flyer: Brochure - ASD Conference 10-14-16.pdf