Supporting Self-Regulation in Neurodivergent Individuals

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 8:00a.m. - 11:15a.m.

How the body feels and experiences one’s emotions plays a vital role in daily quality of life, interpersonal interaction, and even communication. Participants explore the challenges that many autistic people face when working to maintain physical and emotional regulation. In addition, strategies to support a person before, during, and after a period of dysregulation will be discussed.


Ariana DeAngelis, MEd, Training Manager at The Autism Project (TAP) in Johnston, Rhode Island has an undergraduate degree in developmental psychology and a master’s in special education. DeAngelis worked as a teacher of autistic/neurodivergent students in Walpole and Malden, Massachusetts, and in Florence, Italy. While at TAP, Ariana has transitioned the training team to the virtual platform, and brought TAP trainings to self-advocates, professionals, and caregivers across the US (Rhode Island, California, Kentucky, Florida, New York, Navajo Nation, etc.), Africa (South Africa, Eswatini), Asia (South Korea), the Caribbean (Dominican Republic), and South America (Chile). In collaboration with self-advocates, Ariana continues to write and deliver trainings focused on supporting neurodivergent people across the lifespan.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Define “self-regulation” and discuss components that may influence self-regulation (e.g., sensory processing and integration)
  2. Discuss how challenges with regulation may impact people with autism spectrum disorder
  3. Discuss tools to support self-regulation in a classroom setting


  • Target audience: psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals
  • Instructional level: Intermediate
  • 3.0 CE hours/credits (see below) 


  • Program fee: $49.00
  • Online registration closes on Monday, October 17
  • For refund/cancellation information, please email [email protected] or call Nicole Rios at 401-432-1203.

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Credit Details

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.

Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Location Information

All sessions in this series will be held virtually.