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Autism Spectrum Disorders – Harvard Medical School

November 18, 2016 - November 19, 2016


This course is designed to offer an update on the latest research findings and clinical applications in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders in children, adolescents, adults, and their families. It will inform attendees of the changing body of knowledge and competence in the delivery of autism treatment. The scientific basis for ASD, early risk factors, and comorbidity associated with autism spectrum disorders will be reviewed.

Interactive learning formats, including group case discussions, Q and A, panel presentations, and didactic lectures will be used to assist the learners in developing new strategies that they can apply in their practice setting.

The course is intended for mental health and health clinicians and others interested in the principles and practices of autism spectrum disorders.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Consider a new perspective on autism and autism policy
  • Explain early risk factors to help in prevention and intervention
  • Analyze medical and mental health issues associated with autism spectrum disorders
  • Identify steps in neuropsychological testing, managing explosive behaviors, and helping with school transitions
  • Recommend strategies to help families and siblings living with a family member on the autism spectrum
  • Evaluate advances in technology, psychopharmacology, and whole body approaches

Target Audience

This course is intended for all health and mental health clinicians, educators, researchers, and others interested in the principles and practice of autism treatment.


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