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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…

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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.

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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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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

 

May 3, 2014
Dr. Coplan presents at the DDNA 22nd Annual Education Conference held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida from May 2nd through May 5th, 2014. Dr. Coplan’s presentation, entitled “The DSM-V is here; Now what?” is scheduled for May 3rd from 10:30 AM – Noon. He will discuss the changes in definition and/or scoring criteria for the DSM-V and the potential ramifications of these changes. He will also address the new developments in ASD: new drugs, new clues and new initiatives. The DDNA annual conference is directed to health care professionals working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 2014 event presents cutting-edge education on the most up-to-date practice issues and research regarding developmental disabilities nursing, and provides a forum to improve nursing practice in the developmental disabilities field. More


MAS

June 18-19th, 2014
Dr. Coplan presents a two-part workshop at the 2014 Milestones Annual Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference on June 18th-19th, 2014 at the Cleveland 1-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Entitled “Mental Illness in ASD: The Elephant in the Room”, Dr. Coplan’s workshop will present the clinical and scientific basis for thinking jointly about ASD and Mental Health, and the benefits that will accrue to persons with ASD from taking such a holistic perspective. The Milestones Autism Conference brings together family members and leading experts in the field of autism to share evidence-based practical strategies and best practices. Attendees can engage in 70-plus educational workshops focusing on field-tested ideas and visit dozens of exhibits featuring autism-specific products and services. More


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July 23-26, 2014
Dr. Coplan will present “Mental Health Disorders in ASD – the Elephant in the Room” at the 45th Annual National Autism Society Conference being held July 23 -26, 2014 at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. This is the largest autism conference in the United States! Details to follow. More


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