Monica G. Osgood and Eric Hollander, MD
The focus of this plenary is on the comorbid issues that many children with developmental challenges face such as anxiety, depression, communication deficits, medical complications, trauma and more. School-based case studies will illustrate how multi-disciplinary teams work together to identify underlying causes for behavior and develop intervention plans that foster development, behavioral improvements and support the family. Dr. Hollander will discuss the role of the medical professional as team member when medical interventions are needed to allow the student to fully benefit from the developmental work. Testimonies from Celebrate the Children students allow participants to hear perspectives from inside the world of autism.