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AANE Webinar: Autism & Trauma

January 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, $25.00










WHEN: Wednesday, January 29, 2020: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (EST)

WHERE: Online

HOSTS: AANE Staff with Dr. Nancy Roosa, Psy.D. & Dr. Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D

COST: $25

WHAT: Due to their unique neurocognitive profile, people with autism are more likely to suffer traumatic events both large and small, but may have fewer skills to understand, process, and recover from these events. This situation is made worse because symptoms of trauma are often overlooked in individuals with autism, particularly those who are lower functioning. This webinar will feature an interactive discussion between Dr. Roosa, who specializes in the impact of autism, and Dr. Monaghan-Blout who specializes in the impact of trauma, using cases that feature either or both of these conditions and how their treatment is affected.

Nancy Roosa, Psy.D. has been engaged in providing neuropsychological evaluations for children since 1997. She enjoys working with a range of children, particularly those with autism spectrum disorders, as well as children with attentional issues, executive function deficits, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, or other social, emotional or behavioral problems. Dr. Roosa’s evaluations are highly-individualized and comprehensive, integrating data obtained from a wide range of standardized assessment tools with information gained from history, input from parents, teachers and providers, and important observations gleaned from interacting with the child. Her approach to testing is playful and supportive. Her evaluations are particularly useful for children with complex profiles and those whose presentations do not fit neatly into any one diagnostic box.

Dr. Stephanie Monaghan-Blout worked for many years as an adolescent and family therapist before returning to school to receive her Psy.D in clinical
psychology. She completed a joint internship through the departments of Pediatric Neuropsychology and Child Psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, and did her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at HealthSouth/Braintree Hospital in Braintree, MA. Dr. Monaghan-Blout has worked in private practice since 2002 and currently is a
senior neuropsychologist at NESCA (Neuropsychological and Educational Services for Children and Adolescents) specializing in the evaluation of children with complex learning and emotional issues. She is a member of the interdisciplinary Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative group which is jointly sponsored by Massachusetts Advocates for Children and the Harvard Law Project. Dr.
Monaghan-Blout was a member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society from 2011-2014 and 2015-2018, serving as Co-Chair of the Continuing Educational
Committee and President. She is currently a member of the DistanCE Committee of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Monaghan-Blout is the mother of four children and grandmother of six. In her spare time, she enjoys playing ice hockey, gardening, cooking, and reading urban fantasy.

Please register by Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Registration & Viewing Information:

  • Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent.
  • A login link with instructions on how to access the online session will be sent one day before the webinar.
  • Registration closes 24 hours before the webinar start time.
  • Not available? This webinar will be recorded. Registrants will receive the video link and a copy of the presentation two business days after the session ends.

To cancel your registration prior to the start of the webinar, please contact onlinelearning@aane.org


January 29
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Stephanie Birkdale, AANE
617-393-3824 x32