A leap toward understanding, raising awareness, and effective approaches to therapy
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in every 54 children is born with autism. There is a growing need for autism awareness in our community and mental health organizations. Therapy with individuals with autism can be more effective with a professional who knows the condition & knows how to build strong relationships in an accepting, genuine, and empathetic environment. We will cover characteristics of autism, take a deeper look at how someone with autism may experience their condition, and inform you about myths and stereotypes in the autism community. This will lead us to how to be effective in therapy.
Facilitated by: Kerrie Harris, LPC
About Kerrie: Before joining KPCC, I served over 11 years working with college students on the autism spectrum at Marshall University. Through that experience, I gained valuable insight into how individuals experience their diagnoses. This role will forever hold a special place in my heart. My goal is to continue to be a resource for individuals with autism and their parents, spread autism awareness, and be an ally to those in the autism community.
- Learn the basic characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Provide insight into how someone with autism may experience their diagnosis
- Introduce myths and stereotypes about autism
- Provide effective approaches to therapy with someone with autism
3 CEUs – LPC, SW, RN, NAADAC, NBCC
November 18, 2021
Online Meeting via Zoom
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Please note: Registrants will be given instructions to join the meeting prior to the start of the event.