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Washington County, “All Kids Can Succeed: Effective Interventions for Behavioral and Social Challenges”

April 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

A Conference for Parents, Family Members, Caregivers and Professionals Interested in Helping a Child with Behavioral and Social Challenges

Students with behavioral challenges often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective behavior plans to prevent these moments and reduce frustration and anxiety. This workshop details strategies to motivate
students 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.

Outcome Objectives
• To understand the reasons for social skills
and disruptive behaviors.
• To learn strategies to deal effectively with
meltdowns and be able to put together an
effective behavior plan to prevent
• To learn ways to motivate verbal and
non-verbal students to want to socialize.
• To learn several strategies for teaching and
generalizing skills.
• To learn how to create programs for typical
peers to accept students with disabilities
and model positive behaviors.

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. He is an award winning author of five books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; and No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel, as well as his personal experiences as a dad in dealing with Autism.

Conference Cost:
$25.00 Per Person
Workshop Materials
Light Breakfast
Bag Lunch
Door Prizes

Seating is limited, register today!
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Conference begins at 9:00 am

Register online at

Registration Deadline April 6, 2018
You will receive an email confirmation.

443-277-8899 or Cheri.Dowling@msd.edu


April 21, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Washington County Technical High School
Hagerstown, MD United States + Google Map

* PPMD Event