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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and their Families

Royal Sonesta Boston | Cambridge, USA
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Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and their Families
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Dec, 7, 2018 to Dec, 8, 2018
Location: Cambridge, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 300 to 400 USD
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The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMEC®s). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMEC®s can be found at:

Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.


The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Cambridge Health Alliance maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 7 credits per day for a total of 14 continuing education credits.

Social Workers and Family Therapists

Application has been made to the Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work and to the MA Chapter of The Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for a total of 14 credits (7 credits/hours per day). The states of CT and RI accept NBCC and NASW approval for marriage and family therapists. (Please check with your individual state licensing board for further information). The Division of Continuing Education in Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance (a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0038; 14 contact hours have been approved.

Speech-Language Pathologists, Counselors and Educators

This course is accepted by the American Speech- Hearing-Language Association (ASHA) under their continuing education honor system. The course will not be listed in the ASHA registry. The continuing education certificate that you receive should be submitted with your renewal form. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is an Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The Cambridge Health Alliance solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. This program is approved for 14 clock hours, Provider ACEP #5444, and is also applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health accreditation and PDP Educator and School Speech and Language Pathologists accreditation for a total of 14 credits.


The American Nurses Credentialing Center, Commission on Accreditation, accepts continuing education from the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) toward recertification. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, verifies that this course is a planned, organized learning experience designed to augment the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for the enhancement of nursing practice to the end of improving health care to the public as mandated by Massachusetts Regulation 244 CMR 5.00 toward relicensing requirements. This course offers a total of 16.8 hours.

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This course will offer an update on the latest research findings and clinical applications in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Attendees will learn of the growing body of knowledge in the delivery of treatment as well as review the scientific basis, early risk factors, and other issues associated with individuals with ASD. Learning formats, including group case discussions, Q and A, panel presentations, and didactic lectures will be used to assist in developing new strategies that participants can apply in their practice setting. The course is intended for mental health and health clinicians and others interested in the under- standing and treatment of children/adolescents/adults/and their families with autism spectrum disorders.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

Identify neurological, psychopharmacological, and communication advances

Explain early identification, sleep disturbances, social skills, anxiety, and what therapy works best for whom across the spectrum

Define strategies to help older clients, parents, and couples

Describe disparities in treatment

Review how an integrated care approach can enhance cooperation between provider and patient


This course is intended for all health and mental health clinicians, educators, researchers, and others interested in the principles and practice of autism treatment.


The course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) competencies:

Patient Care and Procedural Skills

Medical Knowledge

Interpersonal and Communication Skills



Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD, MPH

NIMH Science Investigator and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine; Faculty, Harvard Boston Combined Residency Program; Recipient of numerous awards including: Excellence in Action, Massachusetts General Hospital and Advocacy Award, Cambridge Health Alliance; Contributor to numerous publications including: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; Pediatrics; Autism

Alice S. Carter, PhD

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Research Associate, Department of Anatomy and Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine; Visiting Research Scientist, Department of Psychology and Child Study Center, Yale University; Author of numerous publications including, Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment

Brenda Dater, MSW, MPH

Associate Director, Asperger/Autism Network; Author, Parenting without Panic: A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Eric Endlich, PhD

Founder, Top College Consultants; Advisory Team Member, Friedman Neurodiverse Couples Institute and Autism/Asperger Network; Psychologist, Private Practice, Needham; Co-Author, The Invisible End of the Spectrum

Laura M. Gaugh, PsyD

Clinical Child Psychologist, Autism and Developmental Disabilities Program and Pediatric Neurospychology Program, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Rebecca Girard, LICSW

Staff Therapist, Neuropsychological and Educational Services for Children and Adolescents (NESCA), Newton; Consultant, The Affinity Project, Cambridge; Clinical Consultant, Social Competence and Treatment Lab, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York; Contributor to, Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties

Christopher J. Keary, MD

Behavioral Director at the Angelman Syndrome Behavioral Clinic, Staff Psychiatrist at Lurie Center for Autism, and Assistant Program Director at the Multidisciplinary Clinic for Children, Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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Tuition for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and their Families is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment.

Please note that there is a $5.00 processing fee that will be added to your registration at checkout.

Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be made thereafter. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by postal mail, email, or fax. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.



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