Building a Lifespan Socialization Curriculum

Building a Lifespan Socialization Curriculum


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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

Webinar Description:

This presentation will discuss clinical and research approaches for developmentally anchored social skills supports across the lifespan. The growing literature on social skills suggests promising clinical and socio-cultural approaches with the potential to improve relationships and reduce the impact of accumulated social disability and isolation across development. We will briefly review the literature and present clinical applications that integrate recent discoveries on social cognitive, pragmatic language, and implementation sciences.   

This is a webinar sponsored by AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group for Autism Acceptance Month. 


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Latha Valluripalli Soorya, Ph.D., BCBA

Latha Valluripalli Soorya, Ph.D., BCBA is a licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified behavior analyst, Associate Professor, and Director of the AARTS Center a lifespan autism program in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center.  She serves as the psychology training director at UIC's Illinois-LEND program. Dr. Soorya specializes in complex neurodevelopmental conditions, focusing her research on psychosocial interventions for social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.  


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Cynthia Pierre, PhD

Cynthia Pierre, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at the AARTS Center at Rush University Medical Center. She provides diagnostic evaluations and individual, group, and family therapy to individuals with autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan. Dr. Pierre specializes in delivering social skills interventions and providing educational and vocational support to autistic young adults. 


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