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Thoughtful Response to Agitation, Escalation and Meltdowns in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
A training DVD

Relationship-Based Intervention DVD

With nearly two hours of training, this DVD presents a way of understanding individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders that helps guide both proactive and, when necessary, reactive responses to escalating agitation. The premise of this presentation is that consequences don't always, or even often, work with individuals with ASD who are, by the nature of their diagnosis, easily frustrated and often inflexible.

"Rebecca's key asset as a consultant is her unique ability to 1) educate parents in the complexities of the neurological issues and behaviors associated with the Autistic spectrum in a way that is easy to follow, and directly relevant to each family's situation; and 2) to provide practical, specific tips on how to better understand and help your loved one on a day to day basis. Rebecca conveys all of this information with compassion, deep empathy, and humor, and one leaves a presentation with Rebecca feeling assured, empowered, understood and uplifted."
- Lori McMaster, mother of 12-year-old autistic son

This three-part presentation is designed for anyone who works or lives with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The presentation is divided into three sections:

Part 1: Understanding the inflexible-explosive individual

Part 2: Understanding the stages of crisis leading to meltdowns

Part 3: Reacting to agitation, escalation and outburst

In each of these sections, Rebecca Klaw emphasizes the need to understand the characteristics of the inflexible, explosive and autistic individual, and how these characteristics are determined and driven by neurological difference. Once you fully recognize this, Rebecca contends that it is possible to come up with a range of effective strategies, designed specifically for individuals with the characteristics associated with ASD, for those difficult and sometimes explosive moments.

To see a short clip from this DVD, click here (Windows Media 3.1M).

Cost: $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling

Published by Autism Services by Klaw - 2007

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"I am a parent of a 17 year old son with mental retardation and PDD (NOS). I found this training powerful and priceless! Rebecca is a friendly, understanding voice that offers professionals and parents knowledge and strategies to solve some of our everyday problems creatively. This training is an excellent resource and points out the crucial role that the adults play in the outcome of a situation. I recommend Rebecca's training to all parents and to any professionals that work with our children. Thank you, Rebecca, for your help and expertise."
- Denise Phillips

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