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Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care – Challenges for Youth with Autism
Wednesday, April 5th - 12:10 to 1:00PM (PART 5 of 6 part series)  
Recent estimates of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is 1 in 68 US children and annually, approximately 66,000 youth with ASD will turn 18 years old.  Nearly half of all individuals with ASD have a major coexisting condition that requires regular medical attention.  The combination of developmental disability and comorbid conditions increases dependence on the health care system during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.  Coordinated health care transition is especially important this population.  Health care transition is a purposeful, planned process that provides comprehensive, developmentally appropriate health care in a coordinated and uninterrupted manner.  Health care transition supports youth in acquiring independent health care skills, preparing for an adult model of care, and transferring to new providers without gaps in care.  While transition planning for youth with special health care needs has been identified as a national priority for nearly 20 years, fewer than 25% of youth with ASD receive full health care transition planning services. The present webinar will address the cardinal aspects of health care transition and focus on the special needs of youth with ASD. Register Online or Download Registration

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Evidence-based Practices and Treatments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Wednesday, March 22nd - 12:10 to 1:00PM (PART 4 of 6 part series)
Given the increasing and accumulating research in the field of autism spectrum disorders, careful syntheses of best practices are needed. This lecture will present the findings from multiple meta-analyses and systematic reviews to identify effective practices. In addition, this lecture will provide a framework for using evidence-based practice to inform decision making, thus providing the audience with knowledge that can be applied to other topics. Register Online or Download Registration

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Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Wednesday, March 8th  12:10 – 1:00PM (PART 3 of 6 part series)
This presentation will discuss the target symptoms often associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that can interfere with function and quality of life. These include motor hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity; irritability (aggression, self-injurious behavior and severe tantrums); repetitive, ritualistic behavior; mood disorders; anxiety disorders; and sleep disorders; among
others. The presentation will include which medications are useful for treating these associated target symptoms and their potential side effects. 
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Self-Injury and the Pediatric Patient: Office Management Strategies
Tuesday, February 21st  12:10 – 1:00PM
Self-injury is a common and growing behavior among US youth.  This is often an indicator of serious underlying psychopathology, but it may demonstrate a more transient or benign coping strategy.  Pediatric primary care physicians are often the first professionals to identify the behavior, mostly based on cuts or scars found on physical exam.  Self-injury may also be a reason that schools refer students for a consultation with their pediatrician.  Pediatric practitioners require the skills for basic safety assessment, triage and on-the-spot management of these maladaptive behaviors in youth. Register Online or Download Registration

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Genetics & Autism Spectrum Disorder: What PCPs Need to Know 
Wednesday, January 11th - 12:10 to 1:00PM (PART 2 of 6 part series)
Recent advances in human genetics have fostered studies of autism spectrum disorder with improved resolution, reliability, and cost effectiveness. These genetic studies have illuminated the genetic architecture underlying autism spectrum disorder and are an invaluable boon to the scientific research community. This talk will review these advances, with a particular emphasis on the role of the community practitioner in communicating the importance of genetic testing and the relevance of particular genetic variants to patients and families. Understanding the implications of recent genetic studies, the current methods for detecting these variants in patients, and the possible benefits (and caveats) of genetic testing of patients and families is an integral part of treating individuals on the autism spectrum. Register Online or Download Registration

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