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Multicultural Considerations in Screening and Diagnosis of ASD in Children Webinar

Presented by: Pamela DiLavore, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program

in collaboration with the NC ASD State Implementation grant

August 18, 2016 3:00-4:30

Attendees: Professionals interested in the multicultural challenges inherent in the screening and diagnostic assessment of children with ASD and their families. Family members also are welcomed.

Description: This free webinar will be delivered in a presentation and discussion format; information presented will be based on current literature, parent perspectives gathered in recent family discussions, and clinical experience.

Learning Objectives – Participants will:

  • Become aware of the discrepancies among various cultural groups in the early diagnosis of ASD.
  • Deepen familiarity with the obstacles and barriers to obtaining diagnostic evaluations experienced by families from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

  • Develop awareness of possible considerations when working with families during the diagnostic process.

Webinar is free of charge


Dr. DiLavore is Associate Clinical Director at the Chapel Hill TEACCH Center and will be assisted by Nigel Pierce, Ph.D. North Carolina Central University School of Education.

Sponsored by the North Carolina State Implementation Grant (Grant H6MMC26248), the North Carolina LEND Program (Grant T73MC00030), and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Program (Grant 90DD0676)