Emory Autism Center 2020 Summer Conference has ended
The Emory Autism Center’s Monarch Summer Conference is for anyone involved with the education of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including educators, vocational providers, behavior specialists, school administrators, paraprofessionals, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school psychologists, parents, family members, mental health providers, families of individuals with ASD, and individuals with ASD.

We are featuring 25 sessions with top notch speakers in education and transition for students with ASD. Please identify the appropriate track (parent, education, transition) that will fit your interests/needs in order to identify sessions to attend.
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Wednesday, July 15 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
6A Overview of the Diagnosis Criteria and Assessment of Autism

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This presentation will explain the diagnostic criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as specified by the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-5, 2013) and the difference between the diagnosis of ASD per the DSM-5 and special education eligibility of ASD in the school systems. An introduction to the screening and detection of ASD will be described. The presentation will share an overview of the diagnostic evaluation models used in Emory Autism Center’s Child Autism Assessment and Screening Clinic and the Teen and Adult Assessment Program.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to describe the prevalence and characteristics of ASD in the United States.
  2. Participants will be able to define the diagnostic criteria for ASD as specified by theDSM-5 and the criteria used in the school systems for Autism eligibility.
  3. Participants will be able to identify guiding principles of developmental and comprehensive approaches to the assessment of autism.


Allison Schwartz, PhD

Assessment Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory Autism Center
Before coming to the EAC, I worked as a school psychologist in the DeKalb County School District. Previous positions included school psychology positions and internships at a GNETS program and several schools and school systems in Georgia and New York, working at the Marcus Autism... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Downstairs 6A