DPA - Delaware Psychological Association

Continuing Education Workshop: "Treating Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

  • March 07, 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Medical Society of Delaware in Newark DE, 900 Prides Crossing, Newark, DE 19713 (302) 366-1400


  • Employees of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families - State of Delaware

You may register on-line, by mail by completing the registration form from the program flyer, or by calling the DPA office at (302) 475-1574.
Registration is closed
This program as been approved for six (6) CE credits.


Laura M. Dewey, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders with the Division of Behavioral Health of the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.

Daniel W. Hoover, Ph.D., ABPP is a clinical psychologist practicing with Norman Broudy, MD & Associates in Wilmington, Delaware and with The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore, Maryland. 

The morning session will teach psychologists and other clinicians how their current skill set combined with learnings from this program can allow them to work effectively with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).   Focus will include diagnostic criteria changes in DSM-V; early screening and diagnosis,  the referral process for early diagnosis/screening in Delaware; evaluation of ASD using the Autism Diagnosis Observation Schedule, 2nd Ed. (ADOS-2), utility with videos; emperically based early intervention and family interventions.  Case studies and examples will be used to illustrate concepts and interventions.

 The afternoon session will be devoted to treating ASD in adolescents and young adults.  This session will discuss characteristics and core features in this population, including differential diagnosis, evaluation instruments, and recommendations for assessing adolescents and young adults with potential ASDs.  Tips will be provided for conducting ASD-informed therapy and case studies given to illustrate interventions.  The following topics will be discussed: adapting treatment models to work for youth on the autism spectrum, aiding transitions to adulthood, family and parenting, and dealing with sexual and personal boundaries using the “Circles” model.

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Click here for a copy of the workshop flyer.

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