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)
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.
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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