There is considerable evidence that individuals with ASD are at increased risk of co-occurring mental health disorders such as Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, etc. Many families and professionals have difficulty getting an accurate diagnosis because the symptoms of autism often overlap with the symptoms of other disorders. This workshop will address several of the more common mental health disorders that co-occur with autism. Ways to distinguish between common ASD behaviors and behaviors that can be considered a secondary mental health disorder. It will also look into how to get an accurate assessment and diagnosis and finding the treatments that are available and effective. Clinical case examples will be provided throughout the session.
Joanne Sgambati, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, Director of Psychological Services for Eden II’s Genesis Programs on Long Island