Developing Safe Intimate Online Skills for Autistic Persons/Those with ASD. Nicholas A. Maio-Aether, MSPSY, BCBA, LBA Live! Tuesday, November 17, 2020 TIME: 10:30 am -2:45 pm
Recording Access Period November 18, 2020- November 28, 2020
Too often, we hear horror stories about the dangers of online sexual and romantic behaviors, particularly for those on the Spectrum. As clinicians of any sort working with this population, we may have heard of, witnessed, or even been involved in restrictive interventions intended to keep these persons safe. However, for a population that is heavily tied to tech and has limited opportunities and skills for in-person human connections, the internet is a potentially ideal medium for developing and fostering intimacy, reducing loneliness, and connecting with community in general. Even in the neurotypical population, online communication has become a common norm for connecting, using apps and sites for everything from social learning to online gaming, to hooking up. Thus, it is imperative that we, as clinicians, regardless of particular background, have accessible and applicable skills to assist Autistic humans in their digital journeys, especially in regard to pursuing intimacy. This presentation is geared toward practitioners of any field, and is designed to provide a framework for developing online safety and intimacy skills for clients who are Autistic/those with ASD.
11:00 am: Introduction 11:05 am: Webinar begins12:30 pm: 10 minute break 12:40 pm: First Q&A session 12:50 pm: Webinar resumes 1:45 pm: Second Q&A session2:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms
Behavior Analysts earn 3 CEUs* (Learning)
Psychologists*, social workers**, counselors** earn 3 CE credit hours
Occupational Therapists* earn .3 Aota CEUs
Continuing education not available for other professions
*CE for viewing Live or Recording ** CE for viewing LIVE ONLY
Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes
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