The Evolution of Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Where From Here?

Mar 31, 2019 7:30am ‐ Mar 31, 2019 8:30am

Description

This roundtable will provide attendees with an overview of the changes to the Asperger’s Syndrome and autism diagnoses since the release of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The presenter will highlight the diagnoses’ history, the DSM-5 changes and rationalization, the importance of diagnostic accuracy, and public health policy and funding concerns. Attendees will receive tools and information for supporting stakeholders at various levels.

  • Participants will acquire knowledge about the DSM-5 changes and the importance of ensuring diagnostic accuracy.
  • Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the impact of diagnostic changes on all stakeholders.
  • Participants will receive concrete methods for creating and cultivating equity in the counseling profession by pursuing further advocacy and research efforts.

Speaker(s):

  • Pamela G. Riley, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, Counseling and Assessment Services

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