DHMAS: Promoting Optimal Growth with Asperger Syndrome (AS)

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DHMAS: Promoting Optimal Growth with Asperger Syndrome (AS)

November 8, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Child & Family Agency and DMHAS Present:


Promoting Optimal Growth with Asperger Syndrome (AS)



There has been a dramatic rise in the number of youth diagnosed with AS.  Given the relative newness of this disorder, the field is searching for effective approaches to working with this population.  This workshop shares the best evidence presently available for helping these young people and their families.

Workshop Objectives:  Attendees will

  1. Understand what teaching strategies work best with AS youth.
  2. Learn about social skill and counseling approaches that work best with AS youth.
  3. Learn about parenting strategies and advocacy from a mother whose child has AS.


National experts on AS discuss the following:

  1. Educating the child with AS
  2. Social Skills/Counseling:  What helps
  3. Parenting and advocating for the child and AS



Ray Ducharme is C.E.O. and founder of The Learning Clinic and a past director of the Asperger Coalition of USA. For several years Ray taught at Brown University and at the University of Massachusetts. A widely published author and recognized expert on Asperger’s Syndrome, Ray is co-editor of Asperger Syndrome A Guide for Parents and Professionals. First published in 2003, the 2nd Edition of this book is in press and is slated to appear in the spring of 2013.


Date:  Friday, November 8, 2013

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Registration:  8:30 a.m.

Place:  Hilton Garden Inn, 85 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT  06033  

Phone: 860-659-1025


A light breakfast and lunch are provided without charge.

There is no cost for attending this seminar.


Please register online at www.cfapress.org (click on Workshops & complete the Registration Form) or email Chris at kullstroemc@cfapress.org

(phone: 860-443-2896 x1400)


Social Work CEU’S have been applied for.


Funding for this seminar series is made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).


November 8, 2013
9:00 am - 3:00 pm