Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network Autism Department presents:
Reviewing the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder
May 12,2023, 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Zoom (online)
Presenter: Erin Duchan, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician, Medical Director, Healthcall
This presentation will provide insight into the relevance of genetics in autism spectrum disorder. Following an overview into genetics and heritability, genetic implications in autism spectrum disorder will be discussed including the known genetic syndromes and genetic mutations that are associated with autism spectrum disorder. Types of genetic testing and testing recommendations will also be covered.
Clinicians should be alert to the possibility of gene disorders that may account for behaviors associated with autism along with other comorbidities as behavioral improvement can be achieved when underlying comorbid medical issues associated with autism spectrum disorders are addressed.
Behavioral health care providers, social workers, mental health professionals, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.