Called Autism Minute, New Series Features Expert Advice
MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology has launched a bi-weekly video blog series that will provide essential, practical advice to parents and caregivers.
Called Autism Minute and created and narrated by Michael E. Kelley, Ph.D., executive director of the Scott Center and an associate professor of psychology at Florida Tech, the one- to two-minute segments will cover a vital range of topics, including Individual Education Programs, early screening and intervention for autism, and the latest news in evidenced–based treatment methods.
“Working daily with children on the autism spectrum, we are attuned to parents’ needs,” Kelley said. “Many things they hear about in the news prompt questions, and they’re often looking for some quick, credible, professional perspective. These Autism Minute video blogs offer that in a concise, easy-to-understand format.”
The video blogs will be hosted on the Scott Center’s Autism Advisor website, a free resource portal at www.autismadvisor.org that features training and educational material for parents and the autism community. The series is part of the Scott Center’s goal of harnessing the power and reach of the Internet to extend its mission of serving families, especially those in rural and underserved communities.
The first Autism Minute, scheduled for release March 21, will address the legal issues associated with autism care.
Kelley is an internationally recognized leader in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment and research for individuals with autism. Evidenced-based ABA treatment has been consistently proven to have positive outcomes for many individuals on the autism spectrum. Kelley is responsible for overseeing all treatment, research and services at the Scott Center.
Additional information is available at www.thescottcenter.org.