Session: Helping Families Cope With FASD and Autism
4062.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Helping Families Cope With FASD and Autism
Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and with autism repeatedly fail in our systems of care. Improved understanding of these conditions indicate that youth affected by these disorders may appear “normal” and yet have major disabilities in performing the tasks of everyday life. They may be labeled as unmotivated, noncompliant, and uncooperative. Outcomes may be optimized with appropriate treatment, but accessing the services is difficult. This panel will address these issues from research, clinical, and service delivery perspectives.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
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Presider(s):Callie Beth Gass
Discussant(s):Barry Lovgren, MS
8:30 AMUtilization and expenditures for the care and treatment of children with autism
Joseph P. Morrissey, PhD, Kathleen C. Thomas, MPH, PhD, Elizabeth Jackson, PhD, Robert A. McWilliam, PhD, Carolyn McLaurin, MSW, RN
8:45 AMTreatment approaches for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and mental health disorders
Daniel Dubovsky, MSW
9:00 AMWithdrawn -- Medication: A component of a multidisciplinary treatment approach
Randi J. Hagerman, MD
9:15 AMSociodemographic profile of women who have given birth to a child with FAS
Susan J. Astley, PhD, Sterling K. Clarren, MD, Diane Bailey, MN
9:30 AMFetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and co-occurring mental health disorders
Susan G. Doctor, PhD
Organized by:Mental Health
Endorsed by:American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Nursing
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA