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Parent Night – “What Does it Take to Regulate?” Practical Strategies to Support Emotional Regulation

May 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder face unique challenges in learning to regulate emotions and behaviors.  Challenges with emotional regulation can affect an individual’s relationships, learning and ability to access varied activities and environments.  Through this presentation, we hope to provide families, professionals and caregivers with a better understanding of the concept of emotional regulation as well as practical strategies to help an individual with ASD develop regulation skills.   We will explore levels of emotional dysregulation and help participants to create an individualized tool kit of language and behavioral intervention strategies.   Given that emotional regulation and dysregulation can look differently across individuals, we will take care to offer participants interventions that can be adapted to meet the needs of a variety of age and skill levels.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Eric Campbell at or (207) 871-1211 ext. 2155


Eric Campbell has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Eric has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families for 16 years in both the residential and school settings, including as a classroom teacher, program consultant, trainer, director of Spurwink’s therapeutic preschool program, and currently as Senior Program Director of Education.

Sheri Sastre has a Master’s Degree in Education and is a certified Special Education Teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  Sheri has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ages birth to 21, and their families for 17 years in early intervention, preschool, day treatment and residential settings.  Sheri has worked at Spurwink for 15 years and has served as a teacher, consultant, administrator and Behavior Analyst in that time.  Sheri also has personal experience with Autism, as a parent of a 12-year-old daughter who was diagnosed at the age of 2.


May 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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