My Life with Autism - A Parent’s Perspective & Journey

Friday, April 8     8:00 - 11:00 AM

Course Description:  dent cardIn 2003, I graduated from dental school. In 2004, I became a father. In 2006, my son was diagnosed with autism and both my personal and professional life was changed forever. This class will cover the struggles and challenges parents face raising a child with autism and the challenges faced by dental professionals when treating patients with autism (and their parents). We will focus on treatment options and participants will get a better understanding of what autism is and how to best serve this growing patient population and their families.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about autism, it’s prevalence, traits, and associated behaviors.
  2. Explore treatment options and therapies for individuals with autism that are holistic and prescriptive.
  3. Participants will learn behavior modification techniques and treatment options to reduce negative outcomes as well as home care strategies for parents.
  4. Discuss how to build a team approach with families using the power of encouragement and empathy.

Course Information

Date: Friday, April 8

Time: 8:00 - 11:00am

Cost: Dentists $73  All Others $32

Most Appropriate for: ALL Attendees

Credit Hours: 3 Clinical Hours

Academy of General Dentistry Code: 436

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