Bullying is an issue of great concern for parents and educators across the country. Young people with developmental challenges are particularly vulnerable to bullying by their peers. On Thursday, March15, The Help Group Distinguished Lecturer Series will feature a special presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson — Bully Proofing Strategies for Teens with Autism: Evidence-based Approaches for Handling Bullying and Other Peer Conflicts. This practical and informative seminar will provide concrete tools to aid parents, educators and mental health professionals in helping teens with autism spectrum disorders effectively handle bullying and other forms of peer conflict. The lecture will be held at The Help Group’s Culver City Campus, 12010 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066.
A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Laugeson is the Director of The Help Group-UCLA Autism Research Alliance and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She is also the Director of the UCLA PEERS Program, an outpatient clinic providing parent-assisted social skills training for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other social impairments.
Tickets are $10 for general admission or $25 for professionals seeking continuing education credits. Please visit www.thehelpgroup.org or call (818) 779-5212 to register.
The Help Group’s Distinguished Lecturer Series features experts in the areas of autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and learning disabilities.