Ongoing schedule changes and uncertainty due to the spread of the Coronavirus can present special challenges. Learn ideas for providing compassionate support to individuals on the autism spectrum who are experiencing disruptions and anxiety related to the virus and its impact.

About the speaker:

Amanda Tami, MA, BCBA, LBA, LPC, holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and has completed a recertification program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to being a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has experience working with both children and adults, including those who have autism spectrum and other pervasive developmental disorders, ADD/ADHD, anxiety issues, and trauma, both as a BCBA and as a counselor. She has additional specialized training as a counselor in EMDR therapy and its applications to children.

Amanda is pleased to be able to share her experience and knowledge in the Johnson Center’s Behavioral Services and Counseling program, giving her the opportunity to pursue her passion for helping children and adolescents with special needs. Amanda comes from a unique position in her education and background to understand the challenges that clients and their families face – developmentally, behaviorally, emotionally, and systematically – to see the patterns and teach the skills needed to improve quality and functioning in all aspects of life.


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