Medford Special Education Parent Advisory Council “Where Everyone Belongs”

Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Your Neurodiverse Child
with Bretton Mulder, PsyD
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM

A diagnosis of ADHD, autism/Asperger’s syndrome, or a learning disability may indicate a
different set of strengths than someone considered ‘neurotypical’ and anxiety can create
barriers with fully utilizing one’s strengths. This workshop will focus on how you can
understand the autism spectrum and ADHD through a strength-based lens and how to
collaboratively create environments that maximize a child’s strengths and minimize challenges
with anxiety.

Brett Mulder, PsyD, Director of Teen and Adult Programs at Aspire and Clinical Instructor at
Harvard Medical School, oversees year-round programming for teenagers and adults with high
cognitive autism and related profiles. Dr. Mulder holds appointments as Psychologist in the
Department of Psychiatry and as Assistant in Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at
Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mulder is the principal investigator on three longitudinal
studies evaluating program outcomes for teen and adult programs at Aspire. He provides
consultation to school systems and conducts trainings and workshops throughout the year for
employers, clinicians, and educators. At the Lurie Center for Autism, he sees children,
teenagers, and adults for individual psychotherapy.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 946 397 9246 Pas s code: 933344


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