SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bullying is an issue of great concern for parents and educators across the country. Young people with developmental challenges are particularly vulnerable to bullying by their peers. On Thursday, March 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Help Group Distinguished Lecturer Series will feature a special presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson -- Bully Proofing Strategies for Teens with Autism: Evidence-based Approaches for Handling Bullying and Other Peer Conflicts. In this interactive and lively presentation, Dr. Laugeson will provide concrete tools to aid parents, educators and mental health professionals in helping teens with autism spectrum disorders effectively handle bullying and other forms of peer conflict.
The lecture will be held at The Help Group's Culver City Campus, 12101 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066.
A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Laugeson is the Director of The Help Group-UCLA Autism Research Alliance and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She is also the Director of the UCLA PEERS Program, an outpatient clinic providing parent-assisted social skills training for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other social impairments.
Tickets are $10 for general admission or $25 for professionals seeking continuing education credits. Please visit www.thehelpgroup.org or call (818) 779-5212 to register.
The Help Group's Distinguished Lecturer Series features experts in the areas of autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and learning disabilities.
About The Help Group
Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems.
The Help Group – UCLA Autism Research Alliance is dedicated to enhancing and expanding clinical research in the education and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and to contributing to the development, greater understanding, and use of best practice models by researchers, educators, and clinicians.
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