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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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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

 

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


Autism Society

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 on Friday, July 25th from 2:30 to 3:45 PM. The event is 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! More
For a copy of Dr. Coplan’s handouts click here


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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