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Thu, Dec 08



Integrating Autism into Our Community

Interested in learning more about Autism? Join Options & Advocacy Autism Resource Center for this free last of the 4-part training series that will be offered virtually.

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Integrating Autism into Our Community
Integrating Autism into Our Community

Time & Location

Dec 08, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM


About the Event

Brief summary: Lauren Bantner, Manager, Ascension Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, Autism Spectrum & Developmental Disorders Resource Center and Stephanie Strumberger, Crisis Program Coordinator, Northwestern Medicine ED Woodstock along with the Autism Resource Center at Options and Advocacy will present on the overlap of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health diagnoses. This will be a brief overview of which mental health diagnoses typically co-occur with ASD and other intellectual/developmental disorders, current trends in treatment and treatment interventions for this population. Caregivers, school professionals and community mental health providers are encouraged to attend.

Below are our objectives:

  1. Develop a common understanding of co-occurring MH and Neurological Disorders
  2. Current trends in treatment for such co-occurring disorders
  3. Provide some brief intervention tools for providers to use immediately

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