April 24, 2024

Unlocking the Power of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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1:00pm-2:00pm EST

None of us are immune to experiencing mental health concerns, but for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and/or autism, the impacts of mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression are often exacerbated. Yet the number of mental health programs designed and suited for people with autism are few and far between.

Dr. Ty Aller is working to change that—by piloting a project with self-advocates who have gone through an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) program. Join ANCOR for this webinar, in which Dr. Aller will dive deep into the power of ACT to enhance the quality of life for people with I/DD and autism who also experience mental health concerns.

This webinar will share three common interventions from ACT, allowing you to hone your skills and empower yourself to better serve the people you support who experience mental health concerns.

Together, we’ll delve into preliminary adaptations suggested by self-advocates following a recent ACT trial. We’ll discover how the real-life experiences of these self-advocates have made ACT even more effective and tailored to the individual needs of people with I/DD and autism.

A recording will be made available to all registrants.


  • Ty B. Aller, PhD, LMFT, Institute for Disability Research, Policy, and Practice, Utah State University

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