Related Website

http://www.centerforautismresearch.com

Workshop Description

This multimedia presentation will explore the impact of ASD on an already challenging part of development – adolescence. In particular, physical changes, brain development, co-morbid conditions (including anxiety, executive functioning difficulties, seizures, and sleep disorders), social relationships, sexuality, and transition issues will be discussed in addition to the support needs for parents.

This program is designed to help you…

1. Begin to understand the impact of adolescence on all individuals with and without an ASD diagnosis

2. Prepare for the physical, and emotional changes that can occur during this time period

3. Consider medical and emotional needs of the individual with ASD and if medication might be indicated

4. Consider educational and behavioral needs of children as they enter adolescence

5. Access resources in your community to especially support transition needs

Location

Olney Hall 315

Start Date

4-5-2012 11:00 AM

End Date

4-5-2012 12:30 PM

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May 4th, 11:00 AM May 4th, 12:30 PM

Next Steps into Adolescence: Supporting Parents & Caretakers through Turbulent Times

Olney Hall 315

This multimedia presentation will explore the impact of ASD on an already challenging part of development – adolescence. In particular, physical changes, brain development, co-morbid conditions (including anxiety, executive functioning difficulties, seizures, and sleep disorders), social relationships, sexuality, and transition issues will be discussed in addition to the support needs for parents.

This program is designed to help you…

1. Begin to understand the impact of adolescence on all individuals with and without an ASD diagnosis

2. Prepare for the physical, and emotional changes that can occur during this time period

3. Consider medical and emotional needs of the individual with ASD and if medication might be indicated

4. Consider educational and behavioral needs of children as they enter adolescence

5. Access resources in your community to especially support transition needs

http://digitalcommons.lasalle.edu/asd/2012/2012/8