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Autism and Independence

Assessments and Interventions to Prepare Teens for Adult Life

Daniel Marston, PhD, ABPP
Publication Date:
Apr 23, 2019
PESI Publishing
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Independence is something all teens seek. They hope and dream they will someday maximize all they can do on their own. This is no less true for teenagers with autism.

Autism & Independence is a new clinical resource to help teens and young adults with autism become their own person. Focusing on a population often overlooked, autism expert Dr. Daniel Marston wrote this game-changing guide, filled with strategies and skill building exercises.

  • Proven strategies for finding employment, using public transportation and living on their own
  • Tools to improve self-confidence in friendships and professional relationships
  • Interventions to overcome challenges in the workplace
  • Coping skills for anger, frustration and sadness
  • Over 20 assessments for counseling sessions and moving therapy forward



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Daniel Marston, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an expert in the field of behavioral psychology. He is board-certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He has been an adjunct faculty member for several traditional and online graduate programs and is an article reviewer for two academic journals.

For over 25 years, Dr. Marston has been treating clients with autism, anxiety, depression, ODD, ADHD, learning disabilities, Tourette’s Syndrome and neurobehavioral disorders. He conducts hundreds of behavioral evaluations per year for children and adolescents and works daily with school and community professionals, families and parents.

Dr. Marston is the owner of Marston Psychological Services, in North Huntingdon, PA, where he provides therapy for children, adolescents and families, testing and evaluations, school consultation and behavioral healthcare supervision. Dr. Marston presents and publishes nationally on the topics of autism, disruptive behavior disorders, ODD and behavior therapy. He has a strong focus on practical implementations of empirical research findings into behavioral interventions. Dr. Marston teaches professionals who work with children and adolescents, practical treatment and intervention strategies.

His new book, Autism and Independence: Assessments and Interventions to Prepare Teens for Adult Life, was published in April 2019 (PESI Publishing & Media). This game-changing guide is filled with proven strategies and skill building exercises for a population often overlooked. Dr. Marston’s book, Comparative Psychology for Clinical Psychologists and Therapists, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in London, focuses on the practical applications of cross-species empirical and behavioral research for clinical settings.

He also presents at national conferences and in professional publications on the topic of the impact of poverty on behavioral functioning.


Speaker Disclosure:

Financial:  Daniel Marston is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial:  Daniel Marston is a Fellow, American Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology; Fellow, Pennsylvania Psychological Association; and member of the American Psychological Association. 


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