Autism Society Event in KOP, PA

Autism Society Event in KOP, PA

May 18, 2015

Are Challenging Behaviors holding your child or adult with ASD back?
Do Anxiety and Fear control their lives?
Are you looking for practical advice that you can implement immediately?

Then join noted Autism Specialist Jean Ruttenberg for "The Role of Social Competency, Anxiety and Self-Regulation in Challenging Behavior". This workshop is one of 12 offered at Greater Philadelphia Autism Society's "Strategies, Supports and Services Across the Autism Spectrum" conference on May 29 in King of Prussia.

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$20 for Parents, $30 for couples or 2 caregivers from the same family, $30 professionals, $15 students.

The Role of Social Competency, Anxiety and Self-Regulation in Challenging Behavior

Jean Ruttenberg, MA, The Center for Neuropsychology & Counseling

Often challenging behavior is interpreted in isolation of limitations in important ability areas. Jean will explore the relationship between anxiety, communication, dysregulation, and their effect on challenging behavior. Limitations in an individual's ability to regulate anxiety, emotions, or events using effective communication can trigger panic and fear reactions. It is necessary to address the complexity of all the issues and variables that influence challenging behaviors.

Jean Ruttenberg, MA is an autism specialist at the Center for Neuropsychology and Counseling and for the Abington School District. She provides services to individuals, organizations and other professionals. She sees nearly all ages and is especially skilled at solving difficult behavior problems. Jean holds a master’s degree in Special Education form Arcadia University and a master’s in Education/Elementary Counseling from Villanova University. Ruttenberg also received certification in the Family Studies Program from the Family Institute of Philadelphia. She is the author of the Profile Assessment, which is designed to sensitize and train personnel working with individuals with autism. In 2004 she facilitated the Transition Committee of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Autism Task Force and played a key role in the development of the final report. In 2008 she was awarded Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Alumni Medallion for demonstrated excellence in her field. A frequent guest speaker on Fox 29, ABC, and CBS to discuss autism-related issues, she is a key spokesperson on autism at the state and local level.