Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Monday, March 18, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

 

About this Webinar Series:

AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group is pleased to present the 2019 winter webinar series. The goal is to share new and breaking work across each area from AUCD-supported programs across the country in brief accessible presentations tied together across a common topic, and to support conversation around each. All three webinars will include a moderator, three presenters and time for questions and comments over the course of an hour. The first will focus on transitions to adulthood for autistic individuals, followed by early identification of autism spectrum disorder, and wrapped up in March with a focus on diversity issues within autism spectrum disorder and associated care and support. The goal is to share new and breaking work across each area from AUCD-supported programs across the country in brief accessible presentations tied together across a common topic.

About this Webinar:

Please join us to hear about national work and discuss issues pertinent to diversity issues in autism spectrum disorder. Brian Be, an artist, self-advocate, peer mentor and LEND fellow with The University of Colorado will moderate a three expert panel presentation and facilitate questions and comments from webinar participants.

Moderator:

Brian Be is an artist, self-advocate, peer mentor and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) fellow with The University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus and JFK Partners, Inc. His LEND community project called H.I. (Having InterDependence) is about getting people with and without disabilities to lead and follow each other as they explore creative ways to interact. The workshops / classes foster us to be creative, observe and engage each other through live arts and games often used in theater, dance /movement, and improvisation. 

 

 

Presenters:

Maria Mercedes Avila is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Preservice Training at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, New Jersey’s UCEDD. She is the Training Director of the New Jersey Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NJLEND) Program and coordinates the Seminar on Family Centered Care and Developmental Disabilities, a required component of the pediatric clerkship for all third-year medical students at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  

 

 

Caroline Coffield is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Preservice Training at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, New Jersey’s UCEDD. She is the Training Director of the New Jersey Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NJLEND) Program and coordinates the Seminar on Family Centered Care and Developmental Disabilities, a required component of the pediatric clerkship for all third-year medical students at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Coffield’s research interests include a variety of disability specific topics such as health disparities in diagnosis and access to care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families, transition to adult healthcare, and impact of education and training about developmental disabilities on future healthcare providers. Dr. Coffield obtained her doctorate in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2010./p>

 

 

 

Bryn Harris is an Associate Professor in the School Psychology doctoral program in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics (Developmental Pediatrics) at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Her primary research interests include the psychological assessment of bilingual learners, health disparities among bilingual children, particularly those with autism spectrum disorder, and improving mental health access and opportunity within traditionally underserved populations. Dr. Harris is the director and founder of the bilingual school psychology program at the University of Colorado Denver. She is also a bilingual (Spanish) licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist.

 

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