SARRC's Education, Training and Consultation Program provides professional development opportunities for SARRC's growing clinical team and the community by consistently offering opportunities for continued growth and learning about current topics that might impact practice within the autism community.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Required Elements for a Diagnosis According to DSM-5
Instructor: Christopher Smith, PhD
The lecture will provide detailed information about the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, version 5. Clinicians who are working with individuals with ASD will learn about the required elements for a diagnosis of ASD and varied expression of behaviors that can satisfy each criterion. This informatin will help build a better understanding of the full disorder and reach beyond the more obvious delays and repetitive behaviors when developing a treatment plan. Clinicians will also develop a better understanding about individuals who do not meet full criteria for the disorder, which is something that is often widely misunderstood.