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Comorbid Disorders and Useful Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism

Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Comorbid Disorders and Useful Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism

Presented by Christine Barry, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle



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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) present with unique strengths and weaknesses. A thorough evaluation is necessary to guide treatment. Individuals with ASD are at an increased risk for medical and psychiatric disorders. In this edWebinar, Dr. Barry will:

  • Define diagnostic criteria for ASD and comorbid disorders (e.g., ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Social Communication
  • Disorder) according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition (DSM-5)
  • Discuss sleep problems in children with ASD
  • Identify useful intervention techniques for children with ASD

This edWebinar will be of value to preK through high school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, therapists, social workers, and other specialists. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.


Barry ChristineAbout the Presenter

Christine Barry, Ph.D., is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and an associate professor of pediatrics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Ohio Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, Autism Society of America, and National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. The author of several articles on traumatic brain injury in children, and director of an annual community education series on autism, Dr. Barry also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. She is a consultant at Monarch Center for Autism and on the Advisory Committee of Milestones Autism Resources.


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monarch center for autismMonarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Monarch offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for individuals ages three through adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Highlights, which incorporate Monarch’s visual language treatment model, include a preschool; day school for children, adolescents & young adults; transition education program; summer & extended school year programs; therapeutic residential treatment program; adult vocational & supported living programs; and community training.


star autismSTAR Autism Support (SAS) provides curriculum materials, workshops and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction!


vizzle autismVizZle provides a library of more than 14,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own from scratch. The lessons can be tailored to any grade level, assigned to any student, and played on iPad or Android tablets, laptop or desktop computers. Data is tracked automatically. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.



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