Rob Holdsambeck, Ed.D., LCP, BCBA-D – Managing Stress and Understanding Chaos: A guide for those who live, love and work with people on the Autism spectrum
This presentation was recorded at the 2014 CCBS West Coast Conference on Autism
1.0 Type II CE Credit
The world is filled with challenging events. Providing care for people who have special needs can be very stressful. Numerous studies suggest that how we handle that stress can have a profound impact on our effectiveness, our longevity, and our quality of life. Stress and Chaos may seem to be inevitable by-products of our situation in life. However, understanding what scientists have discovered about these two can be helpful. The words Chaos and Stress have many different connotations. We will be taking a brief look at how developments in mathematics and medicine have allowed us to understand them more precisely but in an accessible way. The presentation will conclude with some practical tips on managing stress for those that live, love and work with people on the Autism spectrum.
Participants will identify two basic types of physiological stress response
Participants will list two ways that Chaos theory helps us understand why the outcomes from similar Autism interventions can produce very different results
Participants will identify two areas in their own lives where stress management strategies could assist in better outcomes.