Autism: The Family Experience

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

In New Jersey, approximately 1 in 34 families are raising a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Professionals treating individuals with ASD must not only provide high-quality services to the individuals with ASD, but also support to their families. Teachers, psychologists, behavior analysts, medical personnel, and other professionals can benefit from an understanding of the family experience and its impact on their relationship with the family. Autism: The Family Experience will provide valuable insight into the everyday lives of parents and siblings of individuals with ASD. Dr. Kate Fiske will summarize the research on the experiences of family members living with and raising individuals with ASD, and a panel of parents and siblings will provide additional insight into those experiences. Recommendations for how best to support family members of children and adults with ASD will be provided.t59and

Date & Time
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm
Center Hall, Busch Student Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ

Continuing Education Credits
3 CE credits for BCBAs ($25 charge)
3 CE Hours for Psychologists ($25 charge)
Instructional Level: Intermediate

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Speaker: Kate Fiske, PhD, BCBA-D
Dr. Kate Fiske is an Associate Director of Behavioral and Research Services at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center and a Clinical Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She has worked in the field of treatment for individuals with ASD for 20 years. Dr. Fiske earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University and completed her internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include the evaluation of best practices for treating individuals with autism using applied behavior analysis, and the provision of support for families of individuals with autism. She has presented at national conferences and published in books and journals related to applied behavior analysis and autism. She is the author of the book, Autism and the Family: Understanding and Supporting Parents and Siblings.