This course will review the concept of neurodiversity as it pertains to autism spectrum disorder, clarifying aspects of terminology, framework, and beliefs and comparing this model with the medical model.
Course created on August 17, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how the term neurodiversity is applied to the autism spectrum.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe differences between the terms disease, disorder and disability.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to apply the medical and neurodiversity models to their work with individuals on the autism spectrum.
|5-30 Minutes||Neurodiversity and the autism spectrum|
|30-45 Minutes||Terms disease, disorder, and disability|
|45-55 Minutes||Medical and neurodiversity models and the autism spectrum|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Diane E. Treadwell-Deering
Dr. Diane Treadwell-Deering has been the Medical Director of the Swank Autism Center at Nemours duPont Pediatrics for the past two and a half years. Formerly, she was an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. She worked at Texas Children’s Hospital in a variety of positions through her almost 30-year tenure there. She has focused her work on autism spectrum disorder, Fragile X syndrome, and other developmental disorders.
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