Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Profectum Foundation / Moderated by Joshua D. Sparrow, MD; and Serena Wieder, PhD Clinical Director, Profectum Foundation
Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child. When a diagnosis of autism is received, parents often find these hopes and dreams shattered – yet individuals with ASD can live meaningful lives! In this presentation Dr. Ricki will help parents and professionals use DIR-FCD™ principles to understand and identify steps required to support a child with ASD develop the foundational capacities and skills he needs as he matures to help him realize his hopes and dreams. Inspiring cases will describe how to implement changes that will foster independence for individuals with ASD from childhood through adolescence to adulthood and how to match an educational program to meet the interests of a child with ASD to support movement up the developmental ladder.