Autism – Developing an Understanding Webinar Part 1
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Kalyn Falk, MA
Kalyn is a gifted facilitator who brings a wealth of knowledge to her training from both her professional background and from her experience raising her 16-year old with profound autism. In university she majored in developmental studies, psychology and conflict resolution studies. Throughout the last fifteen years, Kalyn has worked with schools, government agencies and health care organizations to increase awareness and understanding of autism as an educational consultant, trainer and parent. She published her first book, Mother of the Year and Other Elusive Awards: Misadventures in Autism, in 2013. Kalyn teaches CTRI workshops related to autism and wellness strategies for caregivers. As a facilitator, Kalyn is a warm and engaging speaker who incorporates experiential learning into her presentations.
This webinar begins with a brief overview of the fundamental aspects of autism – characteristics of people on the spectrum, appropriate terms for working in the field, common myths and approaches, as well as new diagnostic criteria. When the DSM-5 was published in 2013, one of its most important changes was in its understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder. This webinar will review those changes that include the removal of pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified and Asperger’s, new diagnostic criteria, and implications regarding communication. It will also consider critiques and frequently asked questions regarding the Autism Spectrum Disorders.