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Peter Gerhardt

“We heard autism educator Peter Gerhardt talk about how important table manners are for social acceptance. Our 17 year old has come a long way in other aspects of his social life. But he still grabs food almost before it’s served, stuffs his mouth and generally makes a mess when eating. How can we help him learn to eat in a socially acceptable way?”
 

Meeting the Needs of Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., educational director of the McCarton Upper School and a keynote speaker at the Autism Speaks National Conference, explains the urgency of developing strategies for adolescents and adults with autism.