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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development - Catatonia and Autism, Part 1 (2-Part Series) (Tri-State Webinar)

Catatonia and Autism, Part 1 (2-Part Series) (Tri-State Webinar)

Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

On-Demand format. Catatonia and Autism, Part 1 (2-Part Series) (Tri-State Webinar)
On-Demand format

Catatonia and ASD: Hidden in Plain Sight (Part 1)

Presenters:  Ruth Aspy, Ph.D.; Barry G. Grossman, Ph.D. originally aired Feburary 10, 2017

Learner Objectives

  • Define Catatonia
  • Describe how the DSM-5 categorizes catatonia (specifiers)
  • Recognize the key characteristics of catatonia
  • Describe issues surrounding catatonia in autism (separate condition?, waxing/waning)

Study Questions

  • Why is it important for professionals who work with individuals with ASD to recognize the signs of catatonia?
  • What are three symptoms of catatonia as defined by the DSM-5?


Email Janet Zimmermann (Email Janet Zimmermann) the following information:

  1. The Title of the Webinar
  2. Your Full Name
  3. Your Email Address
  4. Your School District
  5. Your Role (Teacher, para, SLP, etc.)
  6. Your answer(s) to the above study questions
    (type each question and add your answer below it)


Link to Part 2 of Catatonia and ASD


Contact Information

Janet Zimmermann


Once you have completed the requirements of this webinar, you will be sent your certificate (approximately .75 hours of Professional Development Hours)

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