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OCASG ONLINE - Failure - Friend or Foe

OCASG ONLINE - Failure - Friend or Foe

Monday, January 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
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Join us as Dr. Alex Gantman discusses Failing - Friend or Foe. 

Fear of failure is a psychological concept related to the anxiety or apprehension individuals may feel about not meeting expectations or standards, and it is often associated with performance-based situations. For individuals with autism, fear of failure may manifest in different ways. Some individuals with autism may be particularly sensitive to social expectations and fear not meeting these expectations, leading to social anxiety or withdrawal. Others may have specific interests or routines and may fear failure or disruption to these patterns.

In this talk, Dr. Gantman will discuss why these fears may be heightened for people with autism. The importance of conquering these fears to achieve success. Strategies he has used to help clients overcome their fears of failure.

About the Speaker
Dr. Alexander Gantman has unique clinical training in evidence-based treatments and expertise in psychosocial functioning of adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders.

Dr. Gantman received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from PGSP-Stanford University Consortium. He received a highly prestigious Ruth L. Kirchstein Institutional (T32) National Research Service Award from the National Institute for Mental Health. At UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience, he was a Principal Investigator on the adaptation and development of the PEERS Program, an evidence-based, parent assisted, social skills group intervention for adolescents, to address the unique needs of college age young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. His research has been published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, and his work has been presented at professional conferences including the International Meeting for Autism Research.


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The Orange County Asperger's Support Group
P.O. Box 17785
Irvine, CA, 92623-7785

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