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NOT by the Book: Cornelia Pelzer Elwood
January 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cornelia Pelzer Elwood and D. Scott McLeod, PhD, will discuss their book Take Charge of Treatment for Your Child with Asperger’s (ASD), and how to create a personalized guide to success for home, school, and the community.
Take Charge of Treatment for Your Child with Asperger’s (ASD) combines personal examples, professional guidance, and practical tools to help parents meet challenges and maximize success for their children with ASD aged 5-14. Equipping parents with the knowledge and tools to become effective case managers for their child, this book provides straightforward instructions to create a guide to the child’s unique ASD profile. The book’s online component helps parents easily personalize checklists and worksheets to develop their guide – a comprehensive toolbox for home, school, and the community.
The individualized guide will:
· Provide information about the child’s unique profile for anyone who needs it
· Serve as a teaching template for the child’s teachers and support team, with effective tools and strategies to use with him or her
· Act as a case management road map to help parents support their child and collaborate with teachers and service providers
· Be an instruction booklet for the child, helping him or her to thrive in every environment
Cornelia Pelzer Elwood is the mother of two sons, one of whom has Asperger’s Syndrome. She received her BA from Vanderbilt University, trained as a life coach, and earned a Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Antioch University New England. She has many years of experience collaborating with her son’s providers and interacting closely with his schools. She is based in the Boston area of Massachusetts.
D. Scott McLeod, PhD is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Aspire Program (www.massgeneral.org/children/Aspire), clinical instructor of psychology for Harvard Medical School, and clinical psychologist for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families in his private practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. He obtained his PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University.