“Promoting Flexibility One Day at a Time" is the next Autism Seminar & Discussion at SBPL

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Flexible spring

The Autism Seminar & Discussion (ASD) series – sponsored by UC Santa Barbara’s Koegel Autism Center and the Santa Barbara Public Library – its next session this fall on Tuesday, December 10, 6 – 7:30 pm in the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery, and features both a panel discussion and Q&A.

Emily Ferguson and Maria Jimenez, doctoral students in UCSB’s Department of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology (clinical emphasis), will give the talk “Promoting Flexibility One Day at a Time.” Responding to transitions and unexpected changes in routine is part of daily life. This talk will focus on specific strategies to practice behavioral flexibility throughout the lifespan, including managing transitions and rigid patterns that could interfere with day-to-day activities of social exchanges. Along with Ferguson and Jimenez, a panel of parents will share their experiences practicing flexibility in daily life with their children.

The Koegel Autism Research and Training Center is dedicated to improving the lives and prognoses of children with autism, as well as the lives of their families. It has been recognized by the National Academy of Sciences for its innovative research and teaching methods in a variety of areas, including parent education, language development, and teacher education. It offers a state-of-the-art behavioral approach to autistic children. The Koegel Autism Center is part of The Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara.

The monthly Autism Seminar & Discussion (ASD) Program is made possible through collaboration between UCSB’s Koegel Autism Center and the Santa Barbara Library to bring highly engaging and informative content to the local community. It takes place the first Tuesday of each month during the academic school year. The Santa Barbara Public Library is at 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara.

[Emily Ferguson and Maria Jimenez are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]