Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder – Part 2 (2021-2022 Tri-State Autism Webinar Series)
Audience: Advocates, Educators, Other District/School Staff, Parents | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education
Presented by Susan Hepburn, Ph.D.
In this session Dr. Hepburn will discuss key elements of an evaluation for autism spectrum disorder in young children. She will compare the strengths and weaknesses of three evidence-based assessment tools and how family culture and language can affect the evaluation process. Additionally, Dr. Hepburn will demonstrate how to differentiate between autism spectrum disorder, lack of social experience, trauma, and attachment problems.
After completing this webinar, learners will be able to:
- Describe 5 key elements of an evaluation for ASD in young children.
- Identify strengths and weaknesses of 3 evidence-based assessment tools for evaluating young children for ASD.
- Recognize how family culture and language can affect the evaluation process.
- Explain how to differentiate between ASD, lack of social experience, trauma, and attachment problems.
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About the Presenter
Susan Hepburn is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is actively engaged in teaching at the university and consulting in schools on educational identification and intervention for students with autism spectrum disorders. She is collaborating with community partners to establish a clinic on the CSU campus which will provide evaluations, consultation, and direct support to persons with ASD and their families.
Contact InformationCDE Autism Team
After watching this recorded webinar a certificate for 1 hour is available. Complete a brief survey and short knowledge check. A certificate will be generated if a passing score of 75% is achieved.