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How to Improve Social Communication for Adolescents and Adults with ASD
Join Dr. Elizaeth Laugeson as she takes participants through an interactive and lively presentation that provides effective social communication skills for adolescents and adults with autism. In this presentation, Dr. Laugeson will provide concrete tools to aid parents, educators and mental health professionals in helping teens with ASD effectively improve social skills.

Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson is Director of The Help Group – UCLA Autism Research Alliance, a collaborative research initiative dedicated to developing and expanding applied clinical research in the education and treatment of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Laugeson is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and is a member of the Center for Autism Reseach and Treatment (CART) at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Director of the UCLA PEERS Program, an outpatient clinic providing parent-assisted social skills training for adolescents and young adults with ASD and other social impairments.

As co-developer of an evidence-based social skills program for teens with ASD known as PEERS, Dr. Laugeson has presented her groundbreaking research at international conferences in the United States, England, Australia, Canada, and Italy. Her pioneering work has also been featured on national and international media outlets including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, People Magazine, CBS, NBC, and Channel 4 in the UK.


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