Items Tagged ‘Elizabeth Laugeson’

How to get a date--For young adults with autism, it's not so easy

March 30, 2017

How to get a date–For young adults with autism, it’s not so easy

By Mark Wheeler Mark Wheeler

For children with autism spectrum disorder, understanding emotions is a very difficult task. These children typically have trouble recognizing emotions, particularly social emotions conveyed through facial expressions — a frown, a smirk or a smile. This can hamper the child’s ability to communicate and socialize, sometimes leading to social isolation. And as the child with autism spectrum […]

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Tags: ASD, autism, autism expert, autism spectrum disorders, conversation skills, Elizabeth Laugeson, PEERS for Young Adults, psychiatry, social skills, The Science of Makinf Friends, UCLA PEERS clinic, UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills


When it comes to bullying, parents advice is often wrong

October 21, 2016

When it comes to bullying, parents advice is often wrong

By uclahealth uclahealth

Earlier this month, a high school in New Jersey canceled its traditional homecoming celebration for fear that the event would become an exhibition in “mass bullying.” The cancellation came after school officials at Rumson-Fair Haven High School in Rumson, New Jersey discovered that students were planning to elect a homecoming king and queen whose matches […]

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Tags: bullying, children's health, cyber-bullying, Elizabeth Laugeson, homecoming, mass bullying, mental health, national bullying prevention month, psychiatry, teasing, UCLA PEERS clinic, UCLA Semel Institute