The overwhelming focus of research and treatment efforts in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has been on selecting and implementing appropriate intervention. The impact of ASD on family has been recognized for years, however, considerably less attention has been paid to the development of successful family-professional communication and collaboration. In this presentation, a number of critical elements will be discussed along with strategies for achieving greater success in collaborating and developing trusting relationships with families. These elements include recognizing challenges faced by families, implementing family-centered practice principles, developing trust with parents, learning to listen and communicate with parents, and providing innovative supports that make a difference in the life of the family. The principles and strategies to be presented are derived from decades of clinical work and research of the two presenters, representing evidence-based strategies in autism and for individuals with medical and developmental challenges.
Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP
Elaine C. Meyer, PhD, RN
TIME AND VENUE
May 17, 2017, 9:00 - 13:00 CET (9 am - 1 pm CET)
FORUM Zagreb Congress Centre, Room Ljude
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
50 professionals + 10 students
30 € for professionals / for students free of charge
April 1, 2017
Since the number of participants is limited, the priority list will be established on a first come - first served basis.
The final list will be announced by April 15, 2017.
The work of Dr. Barry Prizant, who is a speech and language pathologist, includes practices involving educational and emotional support for families that are part of the Transactional Support domain of the SCERTS Model (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Support), of which Dr. Prizant is senior co-author. Dr. Prizant is also the author of the book Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism.
The work of Dr. Elaine Meyer, who is a clinical psychologist and psychiatric nurse, focuses on developing positive and trusting relationships with parents of children with developmental and medical challenges. Dr. Meyer also partners with Dr. Prizant and the parents of Community Autism Resources, an Autism Support Center founded and run by parents of autistic family members, in providing a parent retreat weekend now in its 21st year.