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:
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Joe Falkner is a speech-language pathologist from the Twin Cities area.