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Welcome to the HFSC Webinar - Medically Complex Pediatrics and Autism Spectrum Disorder
LIVE EVENT, Thursday, August 19
12:00 - 1:00pm
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Medically Complex Pediatrics
Young children who are raised in institutions and those who experience extreme social neglect can develop aberrant social behaviors that may result from an attachment disorder. This presentation will broadly explore attachment theory and attachment disorders and will review implications for clinical practice.
- Define attachment disorders in terms of types, risk factors, and treatment
- Recognize common symptoms of attachment disorders
- Explore practice parameters in the prevention, identification, and intervention of attachment disorders
Speaker – Kirin Noelle Suri, MD, MPH – Dr. Kirin Suri serves as Chief of Pediatrics at Hospital for Special Care. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, an interdisciplinary leadership training program funded by the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. Her diverse clinical experiences led her to the only long term acute care treatment resource for children and adolescents in Connecticut. The pediatric unit at Hospital for Special Care is one of only two resources in the country for children requiring this level of care. In addition to complex pediatric care, Dr. Suri’s possesses a strong interest in clinical research and has been a principle investigator on a funded grant proposal seeking to clarify the role of audiovisual integration and mother-infant communication as early markers of Autism Spectrum Disorder in children under one year of age.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
The session features an overview of the behaviors, communication challenges, and critical care requirements of children impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder in today’s health care system including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on care, stability in the community and family functioning. The session will explore the need for interdisciplinary care during inpatient stays as well as in the community upon discharge.
- Understand the behaviors, communication challenges, and critical care requirements of children impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder in today’s health care system
- Understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on care, stability in the community and family functioning for children and youth impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Understand the need for interdisciplinary care during inpatient stays as well as in the community upon discharge
Speaker – Hassan Minhas, MD – Dr. Hassan Minhas serves as the Chief of Autism Services at Hospital for Special Care. He graduated with an MD from Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan, and completed residency in psychiatry and fellowship in pediatric psychiatry at Brown University, and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Yale. Dr. Minhas provides leadership for Hospital for Special Care’s nationally-recognized continuum of services for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which includes Connecticut’s only ASD specific inpatient and partial hospital programs. Dr. Minhas also leads the hospital’s participation in the Autism Speaks Autism Learning Health Network, a national forum with medical universities and research partners to advance clinical practice in the Autism field.
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