Introduction to adult ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders)

Course information
Date
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Level
Introductory
Locations
This course will be taking place online
Course information
Date
Course start date is passed
Level
Introductory
Locations
This course will be taking place online
About the course

This one-day course aims to give clinicians a broad understanding of the characteristics and causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), an approach to diagnostic assessment in adult patients and an overview of medical and psychological interventions.

It also looks at understanding the needs of adults with ASD, including health, aging, service development, transition, treatment options across the lifespan and sex differences.

ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by pervasive difficulties since early childhood across reciprocal social communication and restricted, repetitive interests and behaviours.

ASD is not a single disorder, and it is broadly considered to be a multi-factorial disorder resulting from genetic and non-genetic risk factors and their interaction. Although early research in ASD focused primarily on children, there is increasing recognition that ASD is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that has a potentially detrimental impact on adult functioning.

 

Learning objectives
Describe the aetiology, epidemiology and risk factors of ASD Identify signs and symptoms of ASD and discuss the clinical presentation of ASD in adults Discuss comorbidity  
Perform a basic clinical assessment and know when/where to refer to specialist services Discuss the long-term impact of ASD in adulthood

Discuss the service provision for adults with ADHD

Describe principles of management of ASD

 

Course schedule

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Target audience
Assistant psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, GP, GPVTS, RMN, ST4-7 – psychiatry
Locations
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Length and time
This course will be taking place online
17/06/2022 09:30-16:30
7 hours
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