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

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time Zone


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.


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