Deaf Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

April 12, 2017, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

This presentation is designed to explain the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders in deaf children and help pinpoint the struggles deaf children with autism spectrum disorder most often experience. Everyday examples and tips for providing support and practice in specific skill areas will be discussed.

Presentation Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Describe the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder in deaf children
  • Understand the unique challenges of the dual diagnosis

Presenter: Rachel Plotkin, Ph.D.

Rachel Plotkin received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Gallaudet University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to providing neuropsychological evaluation to children and adolescents with a variety of developmental and medical conditions, Dr. Plotkin is fluent in American Sign Language and specializes in providing accessible neuropsychological assessments to children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or affected by hearing loss.


Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211


Parents, family members and professionals

This is a FREE training! To register, visit or call Hanna Hutter at (443) 923-7596.

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