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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

The Elephant in the Room
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.

Click here to listen to the teleconference.

For a copy of Dr. Coplan’s presentation click here


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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.
Lifespan Webinar
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For a copy of Dr Coplan’s presentation click here.


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

 

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April 17, 2015
Dr. Coplan will be the keynote speaker at the Elwyn Institute Education Division and Neumann University Joint Autism Conference on April 17, 2015. The conference will be held at the White Manor Country Club on Friday, April 17th, 2015 from 9 AM to 3:00 PM. Dr. Coplan’s presentation is entitled: The Life Journey of Individuals with Autism: Collaboration of Family, School, and Community. Break-out sessions focusing upon Cooperation, Collaboration, and Consistency in programming will be led by parent and professional panel. More

For a conference flyer click here


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April 18th, 2015
Dr. Coplan speaks at the 6th Annual Honestly Autism Day, an uplifting day devoted to understanding autism and providing positive revelations and shared ideas. The event is sponsored by the Partnership Project, which is a collaboration between the Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake, the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Department of Special Education & Student Support Services, and the Department of Special Education at Towson University. It is held in April to celebrate Autism Awareness month. Dr. Coplan will give two presentations entitled “Beyond Access, Attention and Escape” and “Family Mental Health – The Springboard to Success for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”. The event is held at North Baltimore Plaza Hotel in Timonium, MD. More

For Dr. Coplan’s hand-outs please click the links below:

Family Health: The Springboard to Success for Children with ASD

Beyond Access, Attention and Escape


April 29, 2015
Dr. Coplan will speak at the 20th Annual Minnesota State Autism Conference held from April 29 until May 2, 2015 at the Doubletree Minneapolis Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416. Dr. Coplan’s keynote presentation is entitled “Something Old, Something New – The Latest in Autism Research”. It will be on Wednesday evening, April 29th from 7:30 until 9:30 PM. Dr. Coplan will provide an an update on the latest in clinical and bench research on ASD and he will cover the genetic, epidemiologic, and clinical overlaps between ASD and mental illness. Dr. Coplan will conclude the presentation with a discussion of emerging treatments for ASD. More

For Dr. Coplan’s handout click here


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Thursday, May 21, 2015
ASCEND Group, Inc. will sponsor a follow-up presentation by Dr. Coplan on Thursday, May 21st entitled Indistinguishable from Normal Part II. He will continue his discussion on topics such as anxiety, self-disclosure, and medication. He will discuss the importance of “becoming successful rather than passing for normal.” He will also address issues involving the DSM V and the loss of the Asperger Syndrome diagnosis. You need not have attended last month’s session in order to attend this second session. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW VENUE FOR THIS EVENT! It will be held at from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at Spectra Support Services 475 Lawrence Rd Broomall, PA. More


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