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Webcast: You Say 'Deficit' I Say 'Defines Me': Daring to Celebrate the Unique Contributions of People on the Autism Spectrum

Speaker: Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Earn 1 contact hour (1 NBCOT PDU)

Course Description
Anyone who has known someone on the autism spectrum has experienced pure joy when the logic that underpins a quirky behavior washes over you. You have also recognized the perfect synchrony of a reaction that reflects the experience exactly as it happened, providing you with the opportunity to live completely in the moment. These experiences reflect the growing sentiment that characteristics we have labeled as problems, people with autism consider part of who they are. This webcast session explores the authentic experience of autism, and how that experience calls us to change our way of defining ourselves as professionals who support them.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, learners will be able to;

  • Recognize what others have to say about people who have a diagnosis.
  • Recognize what others are doing to take a strengths based perspective to supporting people who have diagnoses.
  • Identify a model for strengths based actions in occupational therapy practice

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Learning Level: Intermediate

Occupational Therapy Classification Code for Continuing Education
Category 1: Domain of Occupational Therapy, Performance Skills
Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Context and Environment

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Additional Details:

SKU: WA1005
Product Type: Download
Year Published: 2011

Publisher:
  • AOTA Continuing Education
Audience:
  • Practitioner
Purpose:
  • Continuing Education
Topics:
  • Autism & Asperger's Syndrome
Keywords:
  • Continuing Education
  • Autism