AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN SCHOOLS
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is among the fastest growing diagnoses in the United States, affecting 1 in 68 children. Similarly, 8% of children ages 6–21 years receiving special education services are served under the autism eligibility category. Despite the dramatic increase in the prevalence of autism in our schools over the past decade, many estimates suggest many students are underidentified or identified and served under the other special education categories. The objective of this workshop presentation is to provide participants with guidance in the selection and use of evidence-based assessment measures and intervention strategies for school-age children and adolescents with ASD.
Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for 3-hrs of continuing professional development (CPD) credit.
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Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD, NCSP is a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist, registered psychologist, and certified cognitive-behavioral therapist. He provides consultation services and best practice guidance to school systems, agencies, advocacy groups, and professionals on a wide variety of topics related to children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Wilkinson is author of the award-winning books, A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools and Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum: A Self-Help Guide Using CBT. He is also editor of a best-selling text in the APA School Psychology Book Series, Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Schools. His latest book is A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools (2nd Edition)