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Seminar on autism in Sofia

9 June 2011

Therapists, Sara McPheeters, Rositsa Papukchieva-Sarkisyan, Stefka Tsvetanova and Velislava Dautais, from Karin Dom participated in a training seminar on autism, organized by the Autism Association.

Among the main topics of the training were “Evidence-Based Treatment of Challenging Behavior in Individuals with Autism” and “The Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Also discussed during the seminar were the potential challenges and possible treatment methods for sleeping and eating issues among children with autism.  

Lecturer of the seminar was Dr. Michael Powers, clinical psychologist and director of the Center for Children with Special Needs in the U.S. city of Glastonbury, Connecticut. He specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities. Dr. Powers holds an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University.  He has authored, contributed to, and edited books and numerous articles on autism.  He has also presented extensively throughout the United States and Europe.