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DESCRIPTION: With the growing number of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), professionals across a number of different disciplines (education, mental health, medical) must adapt their practices to fit the unique needs of children and adults with ASD. However, understanding the specific symptoms of ASD rarely offers professionals with enough information about how to adapt their practices. This webinar focuses on the specific learning differences that are present in persons with ASD (e.g., attention, organization, understanding multiple perspectives) and offers suggestions for how to adapt traditional educational, mental health, and medical techniques to fit these learning differences. Further, the connection between learning differences and challenging behaviors in ASD will be discussed.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Professionals attending this presentation will learn to:
(1) identify the specific learning differences that are associated with ASD
(2) connect learning differences with challenging behaviors often exhibited by children and adults with ASD
(3) adapt traditional professional practices to support learning differences.
The first webinar will provide an overview of these concepts and the second webinar will focus on case studies to support application of material.
TARGET AUDIENCE: This program is beneficial for an interprofessional audience including educators, physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other interested allied health and mental health professionals.
PRESENTER: Laura Grofer Klinger, Ph.D., Executive Director of the UNC TEACCH Autism Program; Associate Professor UNC Department of Psychiatry
Continuing Education Credits: For each webinar the following credits apply*: 3.0 Contact Hours, 0.30 CEUs, 3.0 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists, 3.0 NBCC Hours (Eastern AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5470. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Eastern AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.) *Attendees who are present for all four webinars will receive 12.0 Contact Hours, totaling to 1.2 CEUs.