It’s common to wonder Will my child ever have friends? Will he ever be happy? What will happen to her after we’re gone? When will the next meltdown come?
Autism can be stressful for parents, teachers, and for the child or adult who’s living on the spectrum—who may regularly feel misunderstood, left out, or in a continual state of crisis.
But there is hope. You have tools available to you to reduce anxiety and stress, which can lead to less depression and fewer meltdowns and shutdowns. That’s the power of the Ziggurat Model.
• Weekly On-Demand Lessons that Fit Any Busy Schedule
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• Certificate of Completion After Ten Hours of Instruction
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Assess underlying needs and strengths.
Identify priorities to begin change.
Develop a plan with five levels of support.
Implement the plan to make a difference.
Ruth Aspy, Ph.D.Dr. Aspy specializes in transdisciplinary assessment and support for individuals on the spectrum. She believes that focusing on behavior has limited benefits. Understanding and addressing underlying needs is the key to real change. Dr. Aspy says that kindness is at the heart of all good support strategies.
Barry G. Grossman, Ph.D.Dr. Grossman specializes in counseling for those on the spectrum, as well as their families. He teaches that supports and strategies cannot be successful unless they are comprehensive, including the five key steps of the Ziggurat Model.
Respecting Neurodiversity and the Personal Experience of Autism in Assessment and Programming
The field of autism has focused on observable behaviors. In order to improve outcomes, professionals must inquire about and acknowledge the personal experiences of autistic individuals and work to minimize the impact of masking on the process.
Self-Help Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Adolescents and Adults on the Spectrum
Individuals on the spectrum benefit from learning a framework for recognizing their own needs and identifying helpful strategies. Through learning to ask and answer five key categories of questions, one can take develop supports and improve outcomes.
Strategies to Improve Mental Health Outcomes and Daily Life for Adolescents and Adults on the Spectrum5.0 average rating (1 review)
Professionals are not always prepared with the skills needed to serve the mental health needs of individuals on the spectrum. Five key categories of questions guide individuals on the spectrum and providers in developing effective supports.
Helping Autistic Children and Adolescents at Home and in School
Overcome obstacles for success at home and school with the Ziggurat Model - a system for designing strategies and supports for people on the autism spectrum. The Ziggurat Model simplifies a complex process and creates real transformation.
Addressing Behavior Challenges: Creating a Specific Ziggurat FBA5.0 average rating (1 review)
INTRODUCTORY PRICE $49 The Ziggurat FBA: A revolutionary way to create positive supports for autistic individuals. This course is an extension of the 8-session Ziggurat Model Course: Helping Autistic Children and Adolescents at Home and in School.
Demystifying Girls and Women on the Spectrum
This workshop provides an overview of some of the challenges in identifying autistic girls and women. Drs. Aspy and Grossman review the literature and answer questions about evaluation, autistic burnout, and more.