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Welcome


James Coplan, MD

-Internationally
recognized clinician,
author, and public
speaker in the fields of
early child development,
early language development
and autistic spectrum
disorders.


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See & Hear Dr Coplan…

Coffee Klatch

Listen to Dr. Coplan’s interview with Marianne Russo, host of “The Coffee Klatch” on the Special Needs Talk Radio Network. Entitled “Preventing the Next Adam Lanza and Elliot Rodger” the discussion identifies the causes of the tragedies in Newtown, Connecticut and Santa Barbara, California and addresses ways to prevent additional events like these in the future. To listen to this interview click here


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Mental Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Elephant in the Room

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Listen to Dr. Coplan discuss “Mental Health and ASD” and answer specific questions from listeners who called into the National Alliance on Mental Health’s (NAMI’s) Ask the Doctor Teleconference on December 20, 2013. The call was recorded as part of the Ask the Doctor Series hosted by Medical Director, Dr. Ken Duckworth.

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Family Mental Health is a key ingredient in outcome for all children, but especially for the child with developmental disability. Dr Coplan discusses “Family Mental Health – The Springboard to Success for the Child with ASD.” He addresses the importance of family mental health, the advantages of a family-centered approach and how it contributes to success for children with ASD.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder across the Lifespan – Dr. Coplan discusses the predictable changes in symptoms of ASD during childhood, the impact of IQ on long-term outcome, and the relationship between ASD and mental health disorders. This presentation is especially topical in light of the events in Newtown, CT, which had not taken place when this webinar was recorded.
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When is Behavior not “Behavioral”? Dr. Coplan discusses challenging behavior in children with ASD…
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Autism Epidemic: True or False? In this presentation Dr. Coplan discusses “The Autism ‘Explosion’ and what it means for your child”.
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Where it all began: Leo Kanner, Still the Last Word in Autism. Watch Dr. Coplan explain the natural history of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
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Watch Dr. Coplan explain the natural history of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Part 1: Introduction (click here)
Part 2: Symptoms (click here)
Part 3: Natural History (click here)
Part 4: Examples (click here)


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News & Views

 

OSPA

November 7, 2014
Dr. Coplan presents a full day workshop at the 2014 OSPA (Ohio School Psychologists Association) Fall Conference at the Columbus /Polaris Hilton Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. His presentation, entitled “Beyond the DVM-V: Achieving the Best Outcome for Children with ASD“, will be held from 9 AM to 4 PM. Dr. Coplan will offer a conceptual framework for ASD, taking into account age, IQ, degree of atypicality and the presence of co-morbid mental health issues. This framework enhances the ability to provide optimal educational and related services to children with ASD and to enable children with ASD to make a successful transition to adult life. Details to follow. More


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November 14, 2014
The Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists (PSCP) sponsors Dr. Coplan’s Continuing Education Workshop, Mental Health Issues in Autistic Children and Adults, on November 14th, 2014. In this presentation Dr. Coplan defines the underlying neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric attributes of ASD, and presents clinical, epidemiologic, and laboratory evidence demonstrating the relationship between ASD and the major mental illnesses. The Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists is the primary organization for clinical psychologists in Greater Philadelphia. PSCP offers a variety of services including referral resources, low-cost therapy, continuing education, mental health updates, and social networking events. The society also informs the public of prevention programs and information regarding public-policy, psychological treatment, and mental health legislation. Details to follow. More


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January 17, 2015

Dr. Coplan speaks at the Annual CEC-DADD 16th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability & Developmental Disabilities held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida from January 21st through January 23rd, 2014. The conference, entitled “Research-Informed Practice”, integrates research and practice, reflecting the need for evidence-based and practice-informed strategies and interventions. Dr. Coplan’s session, “Mental Health in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Elephant in the Room”, is on January 23rd, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM. He will discuss the clinical and scientific basis for thinking jointly about ASD and Mental Health, and the benefit that this approach offers to persons with ASD. More


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February 17, 2015
Dr. Coplan presents a full day workshop at the Annual 2015 NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) Convention held February 17–20, 2015 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Entitled “Medical Aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom” Dr. Coplan’s presentation is on February 17th, from 10 AM until 5 PM. His session covers the educationally relevant medical aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder as these impact learning, classroom behavior, and outcome, including a discussion of psychopharmacology, mental health and family function. NASP’s annual convention is the largest meeting of school psychologists in the world, offering over 1,000 sessions to more than 5,000 attendees. This year’s convention theme is “Student Success, Mental Health Matters.” More

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