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Online Workshop: Managing Frustration, Anxiety, and Meltdowns in the New Normal

April 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

| Free

Autosm Society of Maine logo: Improving lives of all affected by autismPresenter: Jed Baker, Ph.D.

Individuals with social-behavioral challenges often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. Changes to routine imposed by Covid often present particular problems for such individuals. This session is the first of a two-part series of corresponding webinars that will describe how to handle restricted activities, remote learning, and altered school routines. It also covers how to deal with meltdowns and design effective behavior plans to prevent frustration ans manage anxiety. The second presentation (offered April 22nd) details strategies to motivate individuals to learn, ways to teach social skills, how to generalize skills into the natural setting and increase acceptance and tolerance from peers. Information will be imparted through lecture, interactive exercises, and video clips. Be sure to register for both sessions using the registration links below!

This “Coffee with Cathy” workshop is offered by the Autism Society of Maine (ASM) and will be facilitated by Cathy Dionne, Director of ASM.

Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors.

These webinars are free but do require registration with ASM. Register for the April 15 webinar here.

Register for Part 2 “Effective Social Skills Training” here.

For more information please call 1-800-273-5200 or visit


April 15, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Autism Society of Maine