The Pilot Club of Manhattan will be hosting its 10th annual Autism Spectrum Workshop June 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, KS.
The Pilot Club of Manhattan promotes awareness of brain-related disorders and to improve the lives of those affected through education, volunteer activities, financial support and research.
Topics of the workshop will include Asperger Syndrome in the family, safety skills for those with Asperger Syndrome, behavior issues, managing tantrums, and The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS).
Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, will be a keynote speaker at this workshop addressing behavior and the cycle of meltdowns in children with autism.
Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Ziggurat Group, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. Brenda has made over 1000 presentations all over the world and written more than 200 articles and books on ASD. In addition, she served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee; was on the National Institute of Mental Health's Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee's Strategic Planning Consortium; and collaborated with the National Professional Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, National Autism Center, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who identified evidenced based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and served as Project Director for the Texas Autism Resource Guide for Teachers (TARGET). Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research (SCORE) and ASTEP Asperger Syndrome Training and Education Program. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.
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