The Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS-ASD)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Description

Down syndrome (DS) and autism can be challenging disabilities separately; when combined the challenges can be quite complex and oftentimes misunderstood. This webinar will first discuss Down syndrome and the DS behavioral phenotype because it is important to understand Down syndrome when diagnosing DS-ASD. The DS-ASD phenotype will be shared in order to know what autism looks like in individuals with DS. Finally, treatment strategies and resources will be shared.

Speakers

Katie Frank PhD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist , Advocate Medical Group