Investigating Adolescent Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder & the DSM-5 Criteria


AutismThis webinar for the Teaching Students with Autism community was presented by Dr. Christine Barry, a pediatric neuropsychologist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and covered the DSM-5 Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The DSM-5 or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition) is a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association which standardizes psychiatric diagnostic categories and criteria. Dr. Barry addressed changes from the DSM-IV, its limitations, and Social-Communication Disorder as it relates to ASD.  The webinar also covered adolescent issues confronted by individuals with ASD, including neuropsychological testing and findings, co-morbidity, and useful interventions.

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Teaching Students with Autism is a professional learning community (PLC) that offers free webinars and online discussions to help educators learn strategies and discover new ideas and resources to support the needs of students with autism, particularly advances in technology that can lead to significant breakthroughs in communication and learning. This is a collaborative community where educators can share information to help support the needs of students with autism.  This program is sponsored by VizZle and STAR Autism Support.

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