I will be presenting at the MACMH annual spring conference with a couple of my colleagues (Emily Kafle and Ashley Witt) on the following: Serving “ASD Plus” Individuals in Schools - Addressing the Needs of Students who have Autism Spectrum Disorders and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders--Individuals with comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and psychiatric illness present particular challenges to practitioners who have the responsibility of meeting their needs. Focusing solely on ASD approaches, or on approaches targeting the specific comorbidity, can have limited effectiveness. This workshop will explore practical interventions that therapists may use to assist individuals with comorbid ASD and psychiatric illness.
Learning Objectives for the Presentation: By the end of this presentation the learner will be able to:
I just added a resources area to the website. Under this, right now, I have links to my Pinterest page (Autism Treatment Ideas) and my LibraryThing page. The LibraryThing page has catalogs of books in a number of areas, including: ASD, Cognition and Executive Function, Feeding, Social Neuroscience, Social Competency/Thinking/Skills, and Transition. I hope you will find this helpful in identifying resources that may be of assistance to you.
I want to welcome people to my new website, and my new office on Ford Parkway. Over time, I hope to post on subjects related to books and interventions that may be of interest to individuals, caregivers, and professionals. I specialize in working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and with working with Cognitive and Executive Functioning Skills.
Joe Falkner is a speech-language pathologist from the Twin Cities area.