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Understanding and Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with ASD - Workshop

Autism Society Central VA

Friday, October 13, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Join us on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm for a FREE workshop on Understanding and Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Research shows that almost 80% of individuals with ASD also experience mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and/or obsessive compulsive disorder.  Even though mental health issues can be more common for people on the autism spectrum than in the general population, it is often challenging to get an accurate diagnosis of mental health issues in individuals with ASD because of the similarities between autism behaviors and behaviors associated with psychiatric disorders.


During this workshop, you will learn about the co-occurring mental health conditions often associated with ASD, characteristics of those mental health conditions, and how to access supports and resources.  Practical tips on ways to document school and home concerns will also be discussed.


This workshop is intended for:

- parents/guardians of individuals with developmental disabilities,
- providers, and/or
- educators.

Presenter: Staci Carr, Ph.D.

Staci Carr received a Master’s degree in education from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 1993, Staci has been working and conducting research in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically addressing Social Skills Training and Social Competence, Quality of Life, Transition to College, Relationships and Sexuality, and first responder training and preparedness. She has worked in Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Virginia developing programs to support individuals in a variety of settings with varying abilities. Additionally, Dr. Carr has consulted nationally on issues related to adolescents and young adults with ASD. 

** ASCV members make sure to check your email for the link to register for free onsite childcare.**

Have questions about Understanding and Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with ASD - Workshop? Contact Autism Society Central VA

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River Road United Methodist Church
8800 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229

Friday, October 13, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)


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