Autism: Stronger Together For A Lifetime


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Keynote Speaker Dr. Kelly Beck, PhD Information

Keynote Talk Description: Mindfulness teaches individuals new ways to manage emotions by cultivating awareness to the present moment without judgment. There is a growing body of research suggesting that mindfulness-based interventions improve stress, quality of life, and emotional and behavioral problems for youth, adolescents, and adults. This talk will review mindfulness, the emotional and biological benefits, and treatment options available for individuals with and without autism spectrum disorder. Results of two research studies evaluating the use of mindfulness with teens and adults with autism will also be presented to the audience.