We know there is a distinct intersection between autism and anxiety. Research has shown that anxiety is not just a facet of the core symptoms of autism but can also cooccur as a separate diagnosis. This training will talk about the presentation of anxiety for people with autism and discuss treatment approaches and strategies to address the anxiety.

This special one hour training is for all AAW providers. Specifically, Dr. John McGonigle from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Director, Western Region ASERT, will be reviewing dual diagnoses (Developmental Disabilities/Mental Illness) as applicable to ASD and providing tools to address issues prevalent in this population.

Credit hours: 1

This training will inform you about the important changes that have been made to the DSM-IV-TR and will include a history of the DSM, a review of what has been eliminated and newly added in the DSM-5, with a particular focus on the impact of these changes for the ASD community.

**Due to the date this training was recorded the video references ICD-9 codes, as of October 1, 2015 that information should be replaced with ICD-10 codes in your notes.

Credit hours: 1

Description: This one hour training is targeted at all AAW providers. This is a continuation of this topic from a September training. Specifically, Dr. John McGonigle from UPMC will review true mental health issues in participants with ASD and treatments to address these issues.

Credit hour: 1

This training includes a review of the differences in the presentation of autism in girls (in comparison with boys) including social demands and expectations, observable characteristics of girls with autism and why the diagnosis of autism may be missed or delayed in girls.

For individuals with autism, we know that circumstances and situations affect whether someone experiences difficulties or successes in their life. This training provides a new framework for reconceptualizing autism in a way that is more fluid and contextual to these situations.

This training will help supporters work more effectively with community psychiatrists by learning how to identify, collect and report behavioral health information.

This training will continue the discussion on how to work effectively with community psychiatry with a focus on psychiatric hospitalizations.

What happens when you are supporting an individual and they go into the hospital for psychiatric reasons? How can you help with the planning process as they transition home? This training will focus on ways to support individuals with autism during the transition from hospital to home.