Portrait of JedJed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award winning author of five books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; and No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.

Latest Releases from Dr. Baker

Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens
By Dr. Jed Baker (2015)

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The key to this book is that it outlines both the science and art of anxiety therapy. The science of overcoming anxiety is using the well researched approach called gradual exposure therapy which involves helping individuals gradually face their fears. The art of therapy is figuring out how to actually convince someone to face their fears. Jed describes motivational techniques, cognitive behavioral strategies, exercises, relaxation and mindfulness guides to lower anxiety to the point where individuals can begin to confront their fears . The book covers: simple phobias, social phobia, selective mutism, separation anxiety and school refusal, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, somatic symptom disorder and/or illness anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, perfectionism, and other common fears.


No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators, and Scams
By Dr. Jed Baker (2013)

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The digital world of cell phones and other Internet devices offers a wonderful way to communicate, yet it is also rife with dangers of being victimized emotionally, physically, and financially. No More Victims addresses three areas of concern: cyber bullying, online sexual predators, and Internet scams. Individuals on the autism spectrum may be particularly susceptible to such victimization because of challenges with perspective taking, isolation and increased time online, and difficulty with assertive communication skills. No More Victims describes ways to prevent all three forms of cyber abuse.


No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior
By Dr. Jed Baker

It could happen at the grocery store. At a restaurant. At school. At home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but Dr. Baker can help!

Author of the award-winning Social Skills Picture Book series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers
strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. His 20+ years of experience working with children
on the autism spectrum, combined with his personal experiences raising his own children, have yielded
time-tested strategies, and results!

Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the
children in your life:

  • Managing your own expectations
  • Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment
  • Understanding why a meltdown occurs
  • Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns

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MedBridge logoDr. Baker offers workshops online through MedBridge (click here).
This workshop covers:

  • how caregivers can control themselves,

  • strategies to de-escalate children's meltdowns in the moment,

  • ways to create prevention plans for the 7 most common triggers to challenging behaviors,

  • key components of social skills training including identifying goals, teaching strategies, establishing motivation, insuring generalization, creating accepting peer groups, and measuring progress


No More Meltdowns is now an App!
A Companion website and mobile app to the book No More Meltdowns, by Jed Baker, PhD

Positive strategies for managing and preventing out-of-control behavior: It could happen at the grocery store. At a restaurant. At school. At home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult. This website and mobile app can help!

Record behavior while it happens: Use a PC to enter behaviors and triggers online, or use an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or touch-based smartphone.

Meltdowns app example 1Meltdowns app example 4


Preparing for Life
By Dr. Jed Baker

This book is a comprehensive guide for students and all those working with them to create plans to transition to adult life. Practical information on applying for college, vocational training, residential programs, and financial assistance is provided along with guidelines for helping students understand their strengths and challenges so they can advocate for themselves.

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Dr. Jed Baker's Interview on ABC's Nightline
and ABC's World News with Charles Gibson!

"Echoes of Autism: Different in the Middle"

Dr. Jed Baker was interviewed on ABC's NIghtline and ABC's World News with Charles Gibson, Tuesday April 4th and Wednesday April 5th, 2007. Watch archives of the interviews here:

Nightline segment: Asperger Therapy (opens new browser with video)

World News segment
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Nightline Online feature on Asperger's (opens new browser with video)


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