Webinar – “The Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder”
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A free webinar aimed at providing a better understanding of individuals with a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder
Join the University of Illinois Chicago’s Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD), Illinois LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) and The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) for “The Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder” on Dec. 1 from 12 – 1 p.m.
Down syndrome (DS) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be challenging disabilities separately. When combined, the challenges can be quite complex and oftentimes misunderstood.
Join speaker and researcher Katie Frank, Ph.D., for this discussion on:
- Understanding basic facts about DS and the DS behavioral phenotype
- Determining what ASD looks like in individuals with Down syndrome
- Identifying treatment strategies and resources that are beneficial for individuals with the DS-ASD diagnosis and their families
Frank earned her doctorate in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois Chicago. Her experience includes treatment and evaluation, conducting training, research and presenting locally and nationally.
Register online to attend this webinar.