Healthy Sexual Development in Those With Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Date Jul 31, 2014
Time 03:00 PM EDT
Cost $39.00
Dr. Kevin Blake offers several strategies designed to help teach adults with autism spectrum disorder how to make healthy decisions about their sexuality. 

Full Description:
In the past 70 years, what has been thought of as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has changed dramatically. Today, an adult with ASD may be a renowned university professor, or an individual who cannot live on his or her own and needs constant supervision. Until recently, most treatment programs to help those with ASD focused on basic life skills (e.g., dressing, eating, etc.). However, with higher functioning people receiving the ASD diagnosis, the need for programs to teach this population healthy sexual behavior has become necessary. 

This webinar incorporates the latest research to teach participants about methods and treatment programs that give adults with ASD the information and skills they need to date and to practice safe, appropriate, and respectful sexual behaviors.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Identify sexual development issues for those with autism spectrum disorder
Explain how to help individuals with ASD overcome their behavioral challenges when attracting appropriate dating partners
Differentiate between teaching appropriate flirting and dating behaviors to a “neurotypical” young adult versus a young adult with ASD
Assess the impact of pornography on appropriate dating behavior for individuals with ASD
Evaluate a group format program that teaches appropriate flirting and dating behavior to those with ASD

Your Presenter:
Kevin T. Blake, PhD, PLC, is a recognized national authority with over 20 years of experience working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, specific learning disorder, and AD/HD in adolescents and adults.  His interest in these were spurred by his own struggles to overcome his specific learning disorder-Dyslexia with impairment in phonological processing, spelling, fluency, and comprehension, as well as severe unspecified sensorineural hearing loss. These diagnoses occurred during the first year of his doctoral program, when not much was known about adults with specific learning disorder.

As Dr. Blake struggled to understand his own specific learning disorder, he decided to make his life’s work the diagnosis and treatment of adults with ASD, specific learning disorder, and AD/HD. When he started his professional life, Dr. Blake was one of only a handful of professionals in the country with such a focus. Now he travels the country sharing his personal story and what he has learned about ASD, specific learning disorder, AD/HD, and other neurobiological disorders with professionals who work with these populations, individuals with these disorders, and their loved ones.

Dr. Blake has been a member of several state and national organizations, a facilitator for a Tucson support group for adults with AD/HD for several years, and a published author, with articles appearing in Attention!, LDA Newsbriefs, and Perspectives (of the International Dyslexia Association). He was a member of the LEAD 2000 Congress that advised the United States Congress regarding uses faced by citizens with specific learning disorder in the 21st century.  

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Administrators, School Guidance Counselors/School Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Psychiatric Nurses Practitioners, Disability Counselors, Rehabilitation Counselors, Educators


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