Special Event! Understanding Autism and other special needs: Impacts on work and families

Thursday • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


rob holdsambeck2020Rob Holdsambeck, Ed.D., LCP, BCBA-D
Executive Director
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1/59 children will be diagnosed with autism by their 8th birthday (2018). In addition, about 1/5 people in the United States have some form of a learning disability. Given these data, chances are very high that you have encountered these issues in your workplace or in your own family system. This talk will help you understand how to recognize and support those on the spectrum, their families, and others who may have special needs.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will describe the three major features that lead to a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Participants will describe two major features of the most successful programs for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and how to make appropriate behavioral health referrals.
  3. Participants will distinguish between attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities.
Dr. Holdsambeck is the Executive Director of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the premier non-profit in the field of behavioral science. He is also the CEO of a behavioral health company that serves approximately 1500 people with Autism and other special needs each year. His company serves children as young as 20 months who are developing atypically as well as adults seeking employment. Dr. Holdsambeck is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences on autism and related disorders. His most recent book: "Behavioral Science: Tales of Inspiration, Discovery and Service (CCBS Sloan Series, 2017), is available through Amazon. All proceeds from his lectures and his books are donated to the center.