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The assessment and diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a core part of community paediatric practice.
However, for the families of children and young people with ASD, getting a diagnosis is not the end of the story: they are frequently challenged in multiple ways, most prominently by behavioural and emotional symptoms.
Support networks for emotional/behavioural problems are frequently inadequate or unclear, and so it falls to the paediatrician to understand and address these behaviours.
In this webinar, Dr Karim and Dr Davie, consultant psychiatrist and consultant paediatrician respectively, will give practical advice for how to make sense of behaviour, and help parents and other professionals to manage problems.
We will discuss CAMHS referral and thresholds, and cover the spectrum of abilities from non-verbal children with self-injurious behaviour, to the anxious high-achieving young person with ASD.
We aim to leave plenty of time for questions so that we can learn more about the challenges faced by our colleagues.
The target audience for this webinar is any paediatrician who works with families of children with ASD.
Dr Max Davie is a community paediatrician working in South London. He is Officer for Health Improvement at the RCPCH and also RCPCH clinical lead for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
Dr Khalid Karim is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Leicester.