An Educator's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder ("ASD") and the DSM-5 (EDU941D)

Presented By: Hope N Kirsch , Esq.
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Thu, September 25, 2014
Event Description

Students with ASD require Special Attention, Care and Support. Learn More on Autistic Students and their Needs.

Understand the new definition and characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) under the DSM-5 in this conference by expert speaker Hope Kirsch who would also describe the implications and impact of ASD in identifying, evaluating and placing students ‘on the spectrum’. Attending this session will help you learn various ways through which you can recognize a child with ASD. You will also understand about services and support schools that can and should provide assistance to educate the students with ASD.

Examples of topics that will be examined during this session are:

  • Clinical diagnoses of  Autism Spectrum Disorders vs. schools finding students eligible under ASD
  • Understanding the DSM-5
  • Common misdiagnoses
  • Educational services and supports for students with ASD

As an educator, you will be able to understand the unique and special needs that students with ASD require. You will also gain a more comprehensive understanding of the spectrum and understand the functioning levels and needs of students from one end of the spectrum to the other.

Attending this session will help you understand:

  • Screening tools for ASD
  • DSM-5 criteria
  • Due process hearing and court decisions addressing appropriate placements for students on the autism spectrum
  • Acronym list 

Training Objective:

  • Understanding how schools determine eligibility based on ASD
  • Placement decisions involving students on the spectrum
  • Effective intervention strategies and techniques
  • Classroom environments / environmental supports

Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators
  • Special Education Teachers and Staff
  • Related Services Providers (occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists and therapists)
  • School Attorneys
  • Private School Owners
  • Mental Health Professionals (Pediatric psychologists, Neuropsychologists, BCBAs, social workers, behavioral health professionals)
  • Parents

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About Our Speaker(s)

Hope N Kirsch Esq.
Hope Kirsch is a 25+ year attorney with the law firm of Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona. She represents and advises students and their families throughout the state of Arizona in all school related matters and disputes, including IEPs, due process, discipline, bullying, and restraint and seclusion... More info