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Understanding Autism: What Clinicians Must Know
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When: Friday, November 15, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Registration 8:30 AM with continental breakfast. Lunch available for purchase.)
Where: Regis College, Upper Student Union
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
Presenter: Janice Funk, PhD
Contact: (617) 227-9635

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Discussant: Janice Funk, PhD

Are you aware that... 1% of the population of children in the U.S. ages 3-17 have an autism spectrum disorder, and autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability, with a 1,148% growth rate?

Since its discovery in 1943, autism has been an enigma. An early cause of autism was thought to be poor parenting. However, modern research has found that parenting style has little to do with the development of autism, and now focuses on the genetic factors associated with this puzzling disease. This presentation will begin to clarify what autism is and why it appears to be increasing. Changes to the diagnostic criteria will be covered.

Janice Funk, PhD is a clinical neuropsychologist with over 30 years of experience in the assessment of brain-behavior relationships. She is a frequent lecturer for Boston University School of Social Work, Harvard University, and continuing education programs around the country. She is currently the Director of the Whittier Memory Clinic in Haverhill, MA.

Learning objectives (participants will learn to...)

  • Describe the major risk factor for the development of autism.
  • Distinguish between Autism and Childhood Disintigrative Disorder.
  • Distinguish between Classic Autism and Asperger’s.

Approved for 5.5 CEs for Social Workers

Early Bird* fees:
NASW Member - $80
Non-Member - $120
Retired or Unemployed NASW Member - $50
BSW/MSW Student Member - $25
BSW/MSW Student Non-Member - $35

*Add $25 if registering 10 business days or less in advance, or at the door.
No refunds unless requested in writing 5 business days prior to the date of the program. ($15 admin. fee will be deducted.)

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