An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and how they are diagnosed
A Workshop for Families
Date: Tuesday 20th September
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder which affects a person’s social communication, interaction and interests and behaviour. If you are concerned about your child’s communication and social development you may be wondering whether a referral for further assessment is necessary. This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders and how they might present themselves in children and young people.
During the session we will look at developmental milestones and red flags which may indicate areas that need further assessment. The route to diagnosis will be discussed as well as the pros and cons of a formal assessment and the potential impact on a young person and the family as a whole.
This workshop is aimed at parents and carers who wish to learn more about ASD and the diagnosis and assessment process.
Topics to be covered:
- What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
- Healthy child development and milestones.
- Signs and symptoms of ASD.
- Process of assessment in young people.
- How will a diagnosis help my child?
- Signposting for further support
The workshop will be led by Dr Isabel Foster, a clinical psychologist who specialises in assessing and working with young people with autism spectrum disorder.
For more information on Isabel click HERE
A nominal registration fee of £30 per person is requested, with proceeds going to the Healthcare on Demand fund, which supports children and young people who could not otherwise access private healthcare provision.
To register on this workshop please click HERE
Enquires should be addressed to: Info@HealthcareOnDemand.org.uk