Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

"The Body Keeps Score" author Dr Bessel van der Kolk

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Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.   

His most recent 2014 New York Times Science best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.  

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Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Fragile X with Denise Devine

Did you know that...Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is one of the most common causes of inherited intellectual disability. CDC is working to learn more about fragile X syndrome and fragile X-associated disorders to improve the health and well-being of people with these conditions?   Denise is a parent of an adult with Fragile X and leader of the Western Mass Fragile X support group.  Her son is 26 so we have much experience with Fragile X and met many parents of children/adults who have various issues/severity of Fragile X.  

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May
9
10:00 AM10:00

ASD Preparing for Life Strategies with Jed Baker

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 ProblemsPreparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers SyndromeThe Social Skills Picture BookThe 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.

Register here for Jed Baker on May 9, 2018 10-3:30 in Shrewsbury

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