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Oct 2016 21

Center for Autism Conference

  • Times: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Register by: 10/21/2016
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  • Cost: $65.00

Improving Executive Functioning in Children with ASD

Presenters: Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D & Laura Anthony, Ph.D

Executive dysfunction is common in autism spectrum disorder and is linked to academic, social, and adaptive problems. This session will help you identify when a child with ASD is having trouble with executive functioning so that you can better distinguish a “can’t” from a “won’t,” and therefore intervene more effectively. The presenters will describe a cognitive-behavioral school and home-based intervention program targeting flexibility, goal-setting and planning called Unstuck and On Target (UOT).


  1. Participants will be able to recognize executive functioning weaknesses in people with ASD and distinguish among different executive functioning skills.

  2. Participants will be able to apply specific techniques to support improvement in executive functioning at home, in treatment, or at school.

  3. Participants will be able to demonstrate when to use specific scripts or vocabulary to increase executive function skills.