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Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Early Signs to Diagnosis and Treatment

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April 21, 2017

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

OVERVIEW

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals’ overall functioning across the lifespan. In this workshop, we will explore the characteristic symptoms of ASD as they manifest in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral functioning. We will discuss the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for ASD as well as standardized measures that help confirm the diagnosis including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2). The workshop will also include a review of, and introduction to, current evidenced-based treatments for ASD. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 
  • Gain a greater understanding of the common symptoms of ASD as they manifest across the lifespan in the social communication and restricted interests and repetitive behaviors domains 
  • Identify the common diagnostic tools for ASD and better understand when to refer for ASD diagnostic testing
  • Be more informed about the types of evidenced-based treatments available for ASD
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    

Presenter

Consuelo Senior

Sarah Kern, LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center

Sarah Kern, LCSW, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and Program Coordinator of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical and Research Program at the Child Study Center of NYU Langone Medical Center. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and implementing evidence-based treatments for children and teens struggling with anxiety or mood disorders.
Ms. Kern has extensive experience in cognitive behavioral therapies for individuals with various anxiety and mood disorders. Further, she specializes in working with individuals throughout the lifespan with ASD and other related social communication difficulties. Ms. Kern has expertise in conducting diagnostic evaluations for individuals with ASD and is research level trained using the gold standard diagnostic assessment, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2). Ms. Kern also has extensive training implementing evidence-based interventions for ASD including Facing Your Fears, a group treatment for children with ASD and anxiety; the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS), a social skills training intervention for youth with social challenges; and the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a naturalistic behavioral intervention for young children with ASD. In her clinical practice, Ms. Kern’s treatment involves a range of interventions including cognitive behavioral interventions, parent management training, the Early Start Denver Model, principles of behavior analysis, structured teaching, and/or positive behavior supports.

 

 

FEES

  • General Admission: $60.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $45.00
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $51.00
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $30.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $45.00
  • 3+ from one agency: $45.00 each
  • Veterans: $30.00

Registration

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Continuing Education Contact Hours

NYSED and ACE approved for 3 CE contact hours.


New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.

NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education clock hours.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:

  • Refund requests made on or before April 13 (by midnight): full refund
  • Refund requests made on or before April 19 (by midnight): 50% refund
  • Refund requests made on or after April 21: no refund

If the is event cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS & GRIEVANCE POLICY

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.
 
Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Policy, please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

Contact

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998-5973
Fax: (212) 995-4497