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Read more about: Mood issues and disorders

Mood issues and disorders, such as anxiety and depression, occur fairly frequently in people with autism. This collection showcases information from some of the leading researchers, therapists, and physicians who help us understand mood disorders and autism.

Anxiety and Autism

In this webinar, Antonio Hardan, a psychiatrist, discusses recent research into anxiety and autism. He also discusses ways that children and adults with autism can manage anxiety. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

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ADHD, Anxiety and Autism?

Some researchers believe that conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and depression are “under-recognized” in youth with autism, which, in turn, “hampers clinical care and treatment.” After all, how can you treat what you don’t diagnose?

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Answers for Autism

We asked you what you wanted to know about autism, and you responded with thought-provoking and important questions.

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Managing Frustration and Anxiety and Teaching Social Skills

The speaker for our fourth webinar is Jed Baker, Ph.D., director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. In this webinar, Baker discusses how to manage tantrums and frustration in children and teens with autism. He also offer practical tips for dealing with anxiety and teaching social skills. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

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Practical Strategies to Address Challenging Behavior

Children with autism can present with challenging behavior. Problem behavior can significantly interfere with and limit educational and social opportunities, negatively impact family functioning, and if not addressed can limit overall community integration experiences. This talk will provide an overview of the potential reasons why problem behavior exists and practical strategies that parents and teachers can implement to prevent the development of problem behavior. This webinar is 90 minutes long.

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