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Tri-State Webinar: Catatonia and ASD: Hidden in Plain Sight: Part 1 of 2

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Catatonia is a disorder affecting speech, movement, and behavior that is estimated to impact 12 to 18 percent of adolescents and young adults with ASD. Despite commonly occurring in ASD, this profound condition most often goes unrecognized.

Learner Objectives:

In Part 1, participants will learn:

  • The definition of catatonia
  • How the DSM-5 categorizes catatonia (specifiers)
  • To recognize the key characteristics of catatonia
  • The issues surrounding catatonia in autism (separate condition? waxing/waning)


Ruth Aspy, Ph.D., and Barry G. Grossman, Ph.D., are licensed psychologists in private practice with the Ziggurat Group; specializing in assessment and intervention for individuals with ASD. They are the co-creators of a comprehensive model of intervention. Their book, The Ziggurat Model, was the 2008 Autism Society of America winner for outstanding book of the year. catatonia.

Certificate of Completion:

To earn a Certificate of Completion/Attendance for an archived Tri-State Webinar:

  1. View the archived webinar on our Moodle site
  2. Submit responses to the Study Questions (on Moodle)
  3. A Certificate of Completion will automatically be populated. Download and/or print.

Click here for instructions of how to create a Moodle Account.

To log into Moodle go to http://moodle.tasnatbs.org

The webinars are listed by category and alphabetical order. The category for this webinar is Autism.


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