Assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder: Meeting the Challenge

An assessment training for evaluation professionals who have prior education, training and supervised experience in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This includes but is not limited to, clinical and school psychologists, psychiatrists, developmental pediatricians, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and others whose experience and scope work supports the aforementioned criteria. Participants will be introduced to the practical framework for diagnosing autism in children, adolescents, and adults using the Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing Autism Spectrum (MIGDAS-2). Participants will also learn a survey of tools designed to comprehensively evaluate individuals who have been referred for suspected ASD.
When Aug 27, 2019 08:00 AM to
Aug 28, 2019 04:30 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone (502) 852-2467
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Day 1: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Autism Conversations: A Framework for Assessment and Intervention Across Age and Ability Levels

Presenter: Dr. Marilyn J Monteiro, Co-Author of the MIGDAS-2

Day one will provide school psychologists and other practitioners with a practical framework to understand and talk about autism spectrum brain style differences in students across age and ability levels. Participants will be introduced to qualitative interview techniques using the MIGDAS-2 evaluation process, and learn to develop individualized behavioral profiles highlighting student strengths and differences. Participants will gain practical skills in identifying and implementing key educational supports and interventions to address organizational, regulation, and self-determination skills development in an individualized way.

Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing Autism Spectrum (MIGDAS-2)

The Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing Autism Spectrum (MIGDAS-2) is a sensory-based process for gathering and organizing the qualitative information needed to diagnose autism in children, adolescents, and adults. The MIGDAS-2 was published in 2018 by Western Psychological Services and is authored by Marilyn J. Monteiro, PhD, and Sheri Stegall, PhD.
 
The process includes guidelines for gathering information from parents/caregivers and teachers, and for conducting a sensory-based interview with the individual being evaluated. The MIGDAS-2 process is designed to facilitate writing a narrative that is easily understood by parents and others involved in the individual's care.
 
 Key Features of the MIGDAS-2 Assessment Process

  •     Interactive interview techniques
  •     Parent/caregiver and teacher participation
  •     Comprehensive qualitative information
  •     Sensory based approach

The MIGDAS-2 can be administered by evaluation professionals who have prior education, training, and supervised experience in the area of autism. This may include, but not limited to, clinical and school psychologists, psychiatrists, developmental pediatricians, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and others whose experience and scope work supports the aforementioned criteria.   

Day Two: Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder: Meeting the Challenge
 
Presenter: Dr. Ann K. Rogers
 
Day two will provide practitioners with a survey of tools designed to comprehensively evaluate individuals who have been referred for suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder. A review of DSM-5 and IDEA criteria will include highlights of conflicts for primary as well as comorbid conditions under each rule. Attendees will be given the opportunity to evaluate and comment on provided case assessment data.

Registration Information

Cost: $450
Register here: bit.ly/KATCREGISTRATION
CEU's available see registration site for details

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn -Georgetown, KY
110 Grandstand Drive
Georgetown, KY 40324


A block of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden. You must submit your lodging reservation to Hilton Garden- Georgetown and use group code KYA or call the hotel directly (502) 370-9008 to reserve your room. Reservations must be made by August 20th to reserve a room using this block. The cost per room is $120 plus tax. Included is a made to order breakfast for two people per room.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education applications have been submitted to the following Kentucky State Professional Boards for 12 hours of credit (6 hours each day):

  • Kentucky Board of Social Work Pending
  • Kentucky State Board of Examiners in PsychologyPending
  • Kentucky Licensure Board of Speech Language Pathology Pending
  • Kentucky Licensure Board of Occupational Therapy Pending
  • Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors Pending
  • Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools Pending
  • Effective Instructional Leadership Act Approved

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Payments can be made online when you register with a Mastercard or Visa or you can mail in the payment by check.

Checks should be made payable to: Kentucky Autism Training Center

Mail payments and purchase orders to:
University of Louisville
Department of Special Education

Attention Alice Sheffield
1905 South 1st St.
Louisville, KY 40292

Purchase orders can also be emailed to alice.sheffield@louisville.edu or faxed to (502)852-7148.

Questions

Michelle Bush, Program Coordinator, Sr.

Kentucky Autism Training Center

College of Education and Human Development

University of Louisville

Phone: (502) 852-2467

Email: michelle.hanley@louisville.edu

or

R. Larry Taylor, Executive Director

Kentucky Autism Training Center
College of Education and Human Development
University of Louisville
Phone:(502) 852-6116

Email: rlarry.taylor@louisville.edu