Building Compassion in Collaboration with Families of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By: Dr. Bridget Taylor, PsyD, BCBA-D
Building Compassion in Collaboration with Families of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

About This Webinar

The parent-professional collaboration has been a cornerstone of autism treatment for decades. However, families of individuals with autism spectrum disorder have unique experiences that significantly affect their interactions with educators and clinicians. Heightening professionals’ understanding of the impact that the autism diagnosis has on caregivers may bolster their compassion in these pivotal relationships.

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In this webinar, Dr. Kate Fiske and Dr. Bridget Taylor will:

  • Discuss the toll that raising a child with autism can have on the mental health and emotional well-being of parents and caregivers, as well as its impact on parent involvement in their child’s treatment.
  • Share compassionate steps all professionals can take in working with family members to reduce parent stress and build effective, collaborative relationships.
  • Review the current status of research and training on compassion in the field of autism treatment, and discuss initiatives that will further advance our understanding of the benefits of compassion with this population.

About the Author

Bridget A. Taylor Headshot

Executive Director at Alpine Learning Group and Senior Clinical Advisor at Rethink

Dr. Bridget A. Taylor is co-founder and CEO of Alpine Learning Group and is Senior Clinical Advisor for Rethink. Dr. Taylor has specialized in the education of children with Autism for over 30 years. She holds a Doctor of Psychology from Rutgers University and received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Columbia University. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Psychologist. She is past president of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and past Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She currently serves on several editorial boards and the Autism Advisory Group for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

Active in the Autism research community, Dr. Taylor has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, on innovative practices to improve the lives of individuals with autism. Dr. Taylor was recently recognized by the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International for her outstanding contributions and was given ABAI’s Fellow designation.

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