Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders

During this session for Autism College, Dr. Lori Ernsperger will highlight the core gender differences between boys and girls on the autism spectrum. The focus of this presentation is to review the research on girls with autism spectrum disorders and provide effective insights and strategies for addressing specific issues which include the diagnosis, puberty, dating and safety, and self-advocacy skills.



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Dr. Lori Ernsperger
Dr. Ernsperger is from Henderson, NV where she is the owner of Autism and Behavioral Consulting. Dr. Lori received her doctorate in Special Education from Indiana University. She has over 25 years of experience working in the public schools as a classroom teacher, administrator, and behavioral consultant. She is also an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Dr. Ernsperger currently provides staff development and conference workshops to school district personnel and parents. Her workshops cover the following topics: Managing Problem Behaviors, Implementing Effective Instructional Methods, Designing Appropriate and Functional Data Collection Methods for the Classroom, Practical Strategies for Working with Individuals with Asperger Syndrome, and How to Get Your Kids to Eat. Dr. Ernsperger is the author of: Keys to Success for Teaching Students with Autism and Just Take a Bite: Easy Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges and Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Ernsperger can be contacted at drlori@cox.net

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