5 Keys to Supporting a Person with Autism
The challenges of supporting an individual with ASD are many, and the amount of research and interventions currently available can be overwhelming. Thispresentation focuses on what everyone--parents, teachers, extended family, support personnel--can do each day to ensure success for the child and for all involved. This presentation is full of humor, reality, and practical ideas.
Behavior Specialist for the Mercy Autism Center in Dubuque, IA
Parent/teacher trainer and mother of 3 sons with autism
Alyson is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for Hills and Dales in Dubuque, IA. She is involved in assessment, creation and implementation of behavior plans, supervision of staff and clients in the Hills and Dales AutismHD program and a member of the diagnostic team at the Mercy Autism Center.
Alyson has a Masters degree in Education specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education.
She is the author of Autism Everyday published by Future Horizons, Inc., which won the Literary Work of the Year Award from the Autism Society of America in 2012. She serves on the Iowa Autism Council and writes for the Autism Spectrum Quarterly Magajournal.
Alyson is cheerfully addicted to Diet Coke, enjoys playing with dirt and fabric and is still trying to learn the meaning of the word “relax.”