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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jessica Minahan, M.Ed., BCBA Speaks on Anxiety and Behavior Monday, 11/3 at Milestones Day School

From Milestones Day School

October 30, 2014

Students with Autism are at greater risk than their typically developing peers for developing anxiety and anxiety disorders such as phobias, OCD, and social anxiety disorder. Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning and social/behavioral problems in school.

Understanding the role anxiety plays in a student's behavior is crucial, and using preventive strategies are key to successful intervention. Effective behavior plans for these students must focus on the use of preventive strategies and on explicitly teaching coping skills, self-monitoring and alternative responses.

As a result of this workshop participants will be able to easily implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, executive functioning and self-monitoring at home and in school settings.

When:   10:30am - 12:30pm Monday, November 3, 2014

Where: Milestones Day School
                 410 Totten Pond Road, Floor 2
                 Waltham, MA 02451

Lunch will be served. To register, please respond to:


Jessica Minihan, M.Ed., BCBA is a special educator, behavior analyst, acclaimed author and director of behavioral services at NESCA, a neuropsychology group practice in Newton, MA. Jessica will be selling copies of her books:

The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students


(New!) The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors.

Guests will receive a 30-40% discount on both books at just $20 apiece per copy!

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