Understanding Autism: Providing Support for Individuals with Autism

August 07, 2018, 9:00 am to 12:15 pm
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Dr. Jennifer Zarcone, Ph.D

3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs   

This workshop is for a general audience focusing on the challenges associated with supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Training includes background in the prevalence, etiology and diagnosis of autism as well as a description of the core features. Applications to behavioral and educational support for children and adults with autism will be discussed as well as resources for families, educators, and support agencies.

Target Populations:

  • Educators
  • Speech/language therapists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Occupational therapists
  • Support and other school staff
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Family members
  • Social workers
  • General community members
  • Counselors

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Identify the methods used to diagnose autism spectrum disorders based on the most recent diagnostic criteria.
  2. Recognize the more likely avenues for the cause or etiology of autism.
  3. Describe the core features of autism and how individuals with autism might need educational, behavioral, and community support.


Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and Social Workers. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  3.0 to 6.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to Social Workers and licensed psychologists. This seminar reflects program content and is intended to meet the Maryland license requirement to enhance competence in the provision of psychological services to culturally diverse populations. No conflicts have been identified.

For more information on our Summer Learning Series or to request accommodation or assistance for individuals with disabilities, please contact us by phone at 443-923-9555, email Training.MCDD@KennedyKrieger.org , or visit MCDD.KennedyKrieger.org 


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