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‘Hiding in Plain Sight: Shining Light on Women with Asperger/Autism Profiles’

March 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This timely conference, about girls and women with Asperger/Autism profiles, covers many topics pertinent to teens, adults, parents, and professionals in the field.  Attend in-person or view via the Live Stream.

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Please note CE credits are only offered for in-person attendees; CE credits are not available for those viewing via the Live Stream.

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Conference Speakers


William Mandy, DClinPsy Ph.D.
Sarah Hendrickx, MA
Liane Holliday Willey, Ed.D.
Erika Drezner, MSW, LCSW


CE credits
The CE credit fee is $25, and is included in the Professional Attendee registration fee. Please select the appropriate option on the registration page. CE credits must be selected during your online registration; you will not qualify for the offered CE credits if you do not request them in advance during online registration.

CE credit Target Audience: Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Clinicians, Neuropsychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, and Social Workers
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives for CE credits:
  1. Describe current diagnostic biases against females with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which includes Asperger Syndrome (AS), and other factors that contribute to under-recognition of females with ASD and AS.
  2. Explain Gender differences in how ASD and AS manifests, with specific emphasis on the female autism phenotype.
  3. List the resulting clinical implications and impact current diagnostic biases against females have on the development of girls and women with ASD and AS.
  4. Recognize the key issues for women with ASD and AS with regard to people and relationships and their implications for mental health.
  5. List examples of relationship experiences of women and girls with ASD and AS and the resulting impact on mental health.
  6. Describe approaches and strategies that support women and girls with ASD and AS to achieve positive behavioral patterns that encourage healthy relationship development.
  7. Be able to describe challenges women with ASD and AS experience in the context of work, social, and personal relationships.
  8. Be able to identify coping strategies women with ASD and AS use to fit into the neuro-typical world and the implications for an individual’s long-term development.
  9. Explain positive coping strategies, for women with ASD and AS, to be used within the context of their work, social, or personal environments.
  10. List tools and strategies to help young women with ASD and AS navigate friendships and relationships.
  11. Describe specific parenting strategies, of women and girls with ASD and AS, to reduce anxiety and emotional dysregulation.

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Shipley Auditorium
2014 Washington Street
Newton,MAUnited States
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