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ASI/ASWNY Spring Workshop

Autism Services, Inc. and the Autism Society Western New York Chapter are pleased to present….

Anxiety in Autism:
Understanding Causes & Strategies for Intervention

Dr. Lori Jeanne Peloquin, Licensed Psychologist
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 8:45 am – 12:45 pm
Classics V Conference and Banquet Center
2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228

Dr. Peloquin is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of clinical experience, treating individuals with developmental and learning disorders and their families, focusing on children, teens and young adults with Anxiety, Regulatory, Sensory Processing, Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has given workshops on such themes as Sexuality and Autism, and How to Tell your Child about Having Autism Spectrum Disorder. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and completed a Postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatrics and Developmental Disabilities at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where she also holds joint community faculty appointments in Psychiatry and Pediatrics.

This workshop will provide information on contributors to anxiety in autism, how to approach anxiety from a developmental perspective and implications for treatment in individuals of all ages with ASD.
Workshop will focus on:

  • Visual spatial processing
  • Understanding problems in brain connectivity
  • Faulty neuroception (subconscious perception of risk/safety in the environment)
  • The importance of functional emotional developmental capacities or stages that lay a foundation for learning/development
  • Relationship-based strategies in planning interventions
  • Use of medications and cognitive interventions

This workshop is geared for individuals with ASD, parents, and professionals.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering ASHA CEU credit through the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Western New York (SHAWNY), and New York State Education Department Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy State Board Approved Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/COTAs/PTs/PTAs through Associated Physical and Occupational Therapists, PLLC (APOT)! Both SHAWNY and APOT are co-sponsors of this workshop. The cost and CEU credit information are listed below:

Online registration will be open through March 30, 2020. If walk-in registration is available the day of the workshop, onsite registrants are not guaranteed packets/handouts.
Please note that a $10.00 late fee will be added to the prices below after March 30, 2020.
Registration Category Price   Continuing Education Credits Available
Parent/Individual with ASD $14.00 per person   n/a
Speech-Language Pathologists
& Audiologists
$39.00 per person   .35 ASHA CEUs
OTs and COTAs $39.00 per person   3.0 NYS Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/OTAs
PTs and PTAs $39.00 per person   .3 NYS Approved PT Board Continuing Competency Hours
Other Professionals/ Paraprofessionals/Students $29.00 per person   No CEUs awarded

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Registration Type

Autism Services Inc.

Please contact the Autism Society WNY Chapter at (716) 633-2275 for information regarding walk-in registration availability.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. You MUST be pre-registered to be guaranteed handouts/packets. Handouts/packets are not guaranteed for walk-in registrations.

On-site registration will be available the day of the workshop; however, a $10.00 late registration fee will be added to the prices listed above. Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Download “Anxiety in Autism: Understanding Causes & Strategies for Intervention” Brochure here


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