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The Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Latino Community

The Center for Latino/a Mental Health and Latino Students and Friends Association

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

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The Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Latino Community Cultural implications and barriers to treatment

Thursday, September 21st , 2017 12:00pm-1:30pm 325 North Wells, Chicago Illinois

Floor 7 in Room 719


April Hall, M.A., L.P.C. is a graduate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology Where she received her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology in the Latino Mental Health Concentration. April is employed as a behavior therapist at Advocate Children’s Hospital Pediatric Development Center (PDC), located at the Illinois Masonic site. Some of her certifications include: Early Intervention Specialist, Safety Care, and ADOS-2. The PDC provides various services to families with  children on the ASD Spectrum as well as those with other disabilities.

 


 


This presentation provides an introductory overview of ASD, including DSM classification and treatment strategies utilized in treatment. Attendees will be challenged to consider how various external factors contribute to barriers to receiving treatment for Latino families. Learning Objectives After attending this introductory level workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define and explain the ASD diagnosis and common treatment strategies
  • Identify barriers to treatment faced by Latino/as and other minority populations
  • Increase awareness of government resources and aid
  • Identify bariers to treatment faced by many Latino/as and other minorities.
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325 North Wells Street
Room 719
Chicago, IL 60654

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CDT)


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