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Meeting and CE: Autism Spectrum Disorder Throughout the Lifespan: Best Practices, Trends, and Opportunities in Occupational Therapy
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST
Category: Capital Centex District

Speaker: Christene Maas, OTR, MA

6:00 - 6:30 meeting and light dinner provided by sponsor
6:30 - 8:30 CE

Learner Objectives:
1) General Overview of Autism
2) Early Childhood/School-Age Interventions and Strategies
3) Adulthood Interventions and Community Participation
4) Opportunities for Occupational Therapy
5) Resources and Educational Materials
Outline of Program Content
1) General Overview of Autism and DSM Criteria
a. DSM Criteria- videos
b. Role of OT support for individuals with ASD - occupational performance and participation
2) Early Childhood/School Age Interventions and Strategies

a. Routines
b. Sensory and Self- Regulation Strategies
c. Communication and Self-Advocacy
d. Learning Style and Accommodations
e. Assistive Technology
3) Adulthood Interventions and Community Participation
a. Routines
b. Sensory and Self-Regulation Strategies
c. Communication and Self-advocacy
d. Learning Style and Accommodations
e. Assistive Technology
f. Employment and community involvement
g. Social relationships- dating and friendships
4) Opportunities, Resources and Educational Materials

Relevance or Application to OT Profession:
Discussion of best practices and trends related to occupational therapy and working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Discussion of potential opportunities for occupational therapy to address needs of individuals with ASD and community participation.
Review of materials from AOTA and other organizations for resources for occupational therapists.

Sponsor:  Therapy 2000

LOCATION: 1106 Clayton Lane (Twin Towers Building), Austin, TX 78723  [Conference Room -- 2nd Floor, room 203, East Building]