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Mental Health and ASD- Bridging the Gap – Sponsored by Autism Society WNY and Autism Services
October 13 @ 8:45 am - 12:45 pm$13 – $39
Dr. Michael Cummings MD. will give an overview of mental health issues that co-occur with ASD. He will discuss ADHD, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) , bipolar and other mood disorders. Dr. Cummings will also explore the role of commonly used psychiatric medications, as well as their risks and benefits to the individual. Workshop will discuss how to interface with mental health providers to maximize treatment outcomes. Dr. Cummings will also discuss the APIC Program which provides medical and social resources to families in crisis at no charge APIC links families and the individual in need with pivotal services including medical and alternative behavioral health therapies to help avoid hospitalization. They also provide breaks for caregivers and work on improving the home environment.
Dr. Cummings is Medical Director and co-founder of APIC (Access to Psychiatry Through Intermediate Care), Associate Medical Director ECMC and Vice Chair of Department of Psychiatry. UB . His major focus is on developing systems of care for individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities who are at high risk of hospitalization or incarceration
COST: $13 for Parent/Individual with ASD
$39 for SLP/OT/PT (CEUs)
$29 for OTHER Professional/Paraprofessional or Student
Deadline for registration online Thursday at noon October 11, 2018
Mail in registration deadline: received by Friday October 12, 2018
Walkin registration; add $10 to above fees.
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