Web Based Training
The Ziggurat Group now offers training courses online. Courses are offered to rent for a period of 3 days. Prices listed are for a single viewer. Agencies should can contact us for information on renting videos for multiple viewers and for group viewing.
Falling Through the Cracks: Assessing and Supporting the Underidentified and Neglected Subgroups Within ASD
Ruth Aspy, Ph.D. and Barry G. Grossman, Ph.D.
The Ziggurat Group is announcing a series of pre-recorded webinars on subgroups within ASD that are often not identified or served appropriately. The series covers the following topics:
ASD is not a Boys Club: Identifying and Serving Females with ASD
There are more males than females with ASD; however the imbalance may be exaggerated. The description of ASD, and consequently the tools used to identify ASD, are based on what ASD looks like in males. As a result, females with ASD are often not referred or are misidentified – they fall through the cracks. Unidentified/misidentified, and poorly served, their path is a difficult one. One disorder may cascade into others, such as anxiety and depression. This webinar will provide strategies and solutions for better identifying and serving females with ASD.
Masked and Misunderstood: High Functioning Individuals with ASD
The strengths of those with high functioning ASD are often so apparent that it is difficult to see their challenges. This is a burden for many bright individuals with ASD who are confronted with statements such as, “He can do if he tries” or “She may have ASD but she does not need any services.” Unfortunately, these views are not uncommon and highlight that the significant needs of these individuals may be hidden at first glance. To add to the picture, failure to identify and support individuals with high functioning ASD often results in the emergence of behavioral and/or emotional concerns. Often, these individuals are identified for these concerns rather than their underlying ASD. Seeing the underlying needs is the first step in addressing them. This webinar will provide solutions and strategies for better identifying and serving high functioning individuals with ASD. The impact of the DSM-5 of identification of ASD across the spectrum will be discussed.
About the Presenters:
Ruth Aspy, Ph.D.,is a licensed psychologist who specializes in transdisciplinary assessment and intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. She is co- creator of a comprehensive model of intervention, the Ziggurat Model. Along with Dr. Barry Grossman, Dr. Aspy has written The Ziggurat Model, which earned the 2008 Literary Achievement Award from the Autism Society of America. The Model is being used successfully throughout the United States and internationally in countries including Japan, Greece, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Dr. Aspy speaks nationally and internationally.
Barry G. Grossman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and author. He is in private practice with the Ziggurat Group and specializes in assessment and intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Grossman, along with Dr. Aspy, wrote the award winning book The Ziggurat Model—a book on designing interventions for students with Asperger’s Disorder and high-functioning autism. He and his co-author present on this model internationally. The Ziggurat Model has been adopted at the district-wide and state-wide levels.