Webcast: A Family Affair: The Voices of Parents and Individuals with Autism
Speakers: Janet V. DeLany, DEd, OTR/L FAOTA; Barbara B. Demchick, MS, OTR/L; Zosia Zaks, MEd, CRC; Wolf Dunaway; Jeffrey Deutsch, PhD; Lorraine Bergkvist; and Yalonda Lewis
Earn 1.5 contact hours (1.5 NBCOT PDU)
In this webcast session, a panel of parents of children with autism and youth and adults with autism discuss life realities and necessary services for full community involvement.
Additional topics include the availability, benefits and limitations of service delivery, including occupational therapy; the connectedness of existing services to family goals and cultural expectations; fiscal and legislative constraints, and an exploration of occupational therapy practitioners as advocates in collaboration with individuals with autism and their families.
At the conclusion of the session, learners will be able to:
- Recognize from the perspective of adults on the autism spectrum and the parents of individuals on the autism spectrum of the supports and barriers influencing their quality of life.
- Recognize from the perspective of adults on the autism spectrum and the parents of individuals on the autism spectrum of the availability and limitations of services for full inclusion in the community throughout the life course
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
Learning Level: Intermediate
AOTA Classification Codes for Continuing Education Activities
Category 1: Domain of Occupational Therapy, Areas of Occupation and Context and Environment
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