Autism

Dr. Lillie Huddleston

Autism Expert Dr. Lillie Huddleston Joins Center for Leadership in Disability

Dr. Lillie Huddleston will join the Georgia State University School of Public Health in January as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Behavior in the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD).

Huddleston will be working on two of the Center’s newest projects, serving as the lead evaluator for the Autism Plan for Georgia Implementation… more »

My Voice. My Participation. My Board.

Leadership Training for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

 

Are you a person with an intellectual or developmental disability? Have you ever been in a meeting where you had trouble understanding what was going on? Are you interested in being on a board of directors or an advisory council? Do you want… more »

Center for Leadership in Disability Awarded $600,000 HRSA Grant to Improve Services for Georgia’s Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

ATLANTA—Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is pleased to announce the award of a two-year $600,000 implementation grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funding will support CLD in implementing the Autism Plan for Georgia (APG) with community partners with… more »

Adding to the Behavior Toolbox

Posted On February 12, 2014

Adding to the Behavior Toolbox

Dana Rooks, MEd & Emily Graybill, PhD, NCSP

Center for Leadership in Disability

 

This series of articles has focused on the positive behavior support model of dealing with challenging behaviors in children.  Approaching behavior through this process requires that we shift from the traditional focus of “just stopping” the… more »

Interventions — Preventive and Reactive Strategies

Posted On February 12, 2014

Interventions — Preventive and Reactive Strategies

 

Dana Rooks, MEd & Emily Graybill, PhD, NCSP

Center for Leadership in Disability

The positive behavior support process is a holistic approach to dealing with challenging behavior in that it considers not only the behavior itself, but also the circumstances and characteristics of the child exhibiting the behavior… more »

Punishment – Lessons Learned?

Posted On February 12, 2014

Punishment – Lessons Learned?

Dana Rooks, MEd & Emily Graybill, PhD, NCSP

Center for Leadership in Disability

Many times traditional responses to challenging behavior from children are punitive in nature, meaning they are a punishment.  Although yelling, threatening, or loss of privileges can get a child’s attention, long-term or consistent changes in behavior may not… more »

Responses – Are You Fanning the Flames?

Posted On February 12, 2014

Responses – Are You Fanning the Flames?

Dana Rooks, MEd & Emily Graybill, PhD, NCSP

Center for Leadership in Disability

 

The positive behavior support process encourages us to understand challenging behaviors, both by considering what a child may be trying to communicate through the behavior, and by identifying triggers that may spark the behavior. … more »

IMFAR Pre-conference Comes to Atlanta

Save the date of May 14, 2014 for the International Meeting For Autism Research Pre-conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  The event will be held on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology at the Technology Square Research Building. Educators, relevant governmental agency employees, clinical providers, families, and adults with autism are invited to this event.… more »