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Supporting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior; deficits of ASD vary in severity from person to person.
In 2018, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and it is estimated that over the next decade, approximately 500,000 teens on the spectrum will enter into adulthood.
There is no cure for ASD, and arguably, no need for one; rather, just a need for more education and awareness around what autism means and how it can affect those diagnosed; particularly because when given a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, it impacts more than just the individual with ASD. Family members, caretakers, friends, loved ones, etc., experience diagnosis-based stressors too.
Workshop Goals & Intentions
A brief overview of what an autism diagnosis entails
Review DSM criteria of ASD
Supports for individuals with ASD
A brief overview of various struggles individuals may experience in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood
Interventions that may be effective
Awareness and support for family members
Various reactions from parents and how to provide appropriate emotional support
Roles siblings can take and how to provide guidance for them
When: October 11th, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm Central Standard Time
Workshop recording available after the live stream workshop!
Continuing Education: 2 CEUs
The Instructor: Julie Burke, LPC
Julie Burke, LPC, has worked with individuals with differing abilities and special needs, most of her work involving individuals with ASD, for almost 13 years.
Working with and supporting individuals impacted by autism spectrum disorder, whether it’s an individual on the spectrum, a family member, a caretaker, or sharing her knowledge with curious professionals, is certainly one of her biggest passions.