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Webinar: “The Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder”


Wednesday, May 13, 2020    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Down syndrome (DS) and autism can be challenging disabilities separately. When combined, the challenges can be quite complex and oftentimes misunderstood.

This webinar at 12 p.m. May 13 will first discuss Down syndrome and the DS behavioral phenotype because it is important to understand Down syndrome when diagnosing DS-ASD. The DS-ASD phenotype will be shared in order to know what autism looks like in individuals with DS. Finally, treatment strategies and resources will be shared.

Learning objectives for this webinar are:

  • Participants will understand basic facts about Down syndrome and the DS behavioral phenotype.
  • Participants will be able to determine what ASD looks like in individuals with Down syndrome.
  • Participants will identify treatment strategies and resources that are beneficial for individuals with the DS-ASD diagnosis and their families.

Register online to attend.

Continuing education credits are available.

This program is sponsored by The Autism Program of Illinois and the UIC Institute on Disability and Human Development.