What Is Autism?


This workshop will be a discussion of the core deficits and symptomology of Autism. Included in the discussion will be issues in the areas of communication, self regulation, sensory processing as well as issues which may also be present such as anxiety, ADHD, sleep disturbances, and gastrointestinal disorders. Other observable behaviors such as restricted eating choices and repetitive behaviors will also be discussed.
The wide range of 'severity' and the unique individuality of each person will be explored. Changes and implications in the DSM 4 to the DSM 5 will also be discussed, such as the elimination of Aspergers Disorder, and the addition of Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder.
As the understanding of autism continues to develop and evolve, providers must be informed and experienced in their knowledge and treatment of children diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. An educated understanding of what we currently 'know' about autism helps the therapist provide more individualized, effective intervention.
As Dr. Stephen Shore so perfectly stated, "If you know one person with autism, you know one person with autism."

Location Child & Family Connections #15
2300 Glenwood Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435
Date 7/25/2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Check in 11:45 AM)
Sponsor CFC #15
Trainer Wendy Kolar OTR/L M.Ed.CC
Contact Mary Valerius (815) 730-2617 mvalerius@swgk.org
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific goals
5. Comprehensive plans
7. Quality services
Credit Hours 2.0 - Atypical Development
Cost N/A
Status Closed