The Educa-tor’s Role in the Diagnostic Process

From the Classroom to the Diagnostician: The Educa-tor’s Role in the Diagnostic Process

Presented by: Viren D’Sa, MD & Jill Crawford, MSN, CPNP

As part of an effort to build a common language between schools and the medical community, this network meeting will focus on how school person-nel can assist the medical community in the evaluation process for students who have or who are suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Typically, the diagnosis of ASD is determined by the medical community and the treatment takes place in the schools. In an effort to bridge these two systems, this workshop will clarify the current criteria for an ASD diag-nosis and then address how to document student behavior in a way that enhances the diagnostic process.

Dr. Viren D’Sa is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Chief of Pediatrics at Memorial Hospital and the Director of its Neurodevelopment Center.

Jill Crawford is a Clinical Teaching Associate at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, a member of the Pediatric staff in the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and a Developmental Pedi-atric Nurse Practitioner in the Neurodevelopment Center there.

ASD Network Meeting



Pre Registration is required.

Register on line at:

New this year: There is a $20. registration fee for the event

Date: 12/1/10

Individuals who need a sign language interpreter or other auxiliary devices for effective participation are asked to make these needs known to Alexis Moniz at 401-456-4600 by November 24, 2010. Individuals using TDD may call Relay RI at 1-800-745-5555.

Rhode Island College

Student Union Ballroom


Who should attend?

General and Special Educators

Social Workers


School Administration

OT’s, PT’s & SLP’s

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