Presented by Christopher J. Smith, Ph.D., Vice President & Research Director of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)
Autism spectrum disorder can be diagnosed in people of all ages, not just young children. When it comes to identifying students at risk, educators are on the frontlines. Don’t let kids with subtle signs slip through the cracks. In our community’s next webinar, Christopher J. Smith, PhD will describe the signs to look for in your students as well as the critical importance of appropriate identification.
Dr. Smith will cover:
Asperger’s Still Exists: Understanding autism spectrum disorder and Asperger’s disorder (based on the DSM5, the American Psychiatric Association's current classification and diagnostic tool)
Identifying & Screening in Schools: What to look for, signs and behaviors, and screening tools for classroom educators and school professionals
Why the Correct Diagnosis Matters: If undetected, this disorder can lead to challenges with mood, anxiety and suicide