Summary: 

The TEACCH Autism Program, with support from North Carolina AHEC, is collaborating with experts in the field of mental health services to create and offer a series of interactive webinars on critical topics in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with comorbid psychiatric disorders. The main goal of the project is to develop and disseminate a series of webinar-based training workshops on a range of topics relevant to comorbid conditions or issues and ASD, geared for mental health and other professionals who are serving children, adolescents and adults.

Each topic will be covered in a two-part workshop with an emphasis on interactive learning. The two webinar sessions will be scheduled on two separate dates, each lasting 1.5 hours. The first webinar session in each topic will be lecture based and include a review of current diagnostic and treatment practices while the second webinar session will include an interactive case study component.

At the completion of training, participants will be able to:

-Learn about risk factors in adolescence that we might proactively respond to;
-Understand lessons from those who wind up in the Criminal Justice System;
-Analyze transition problems to help us identify the most important things we can teach our students while they are still in school;
-Identify important resources can we can create for our students to equip them for entering the community after completing school.

Presenter: Dr. Gary Mesibov

Watch the PART 1 webinar here

Watch the PART 2 webinar here