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Online: Neurodiversity with Dr. Iyama-Kurtycz

April 30, 2020 @ 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

We are very excited to be partnering with Dr. Iyama-Kurtycz to offer two webinars for families, individuals with autism, and the community!

Neurodiversity is defined as “atypical neurological development as a normal human difference.” This has led to polarizing views on ASD. Is it just a different way of thinking? Should ASD continue to be a medical diagnosis? Is it really a source of disability or is it the way we view difference as a neurotypical society? Of course, the truth always lies somewhere in-between. Dr. Iyama would like to hear what parents are thinking about this topic, and she will raise diverse published opinions and some of the mitigating factors that could lead to a blending of these views.

Please RSVP below so we can send you a zoom invite to the webinar, and so you can submit questions for the session. We will be sending out zoom invites the day before the webinar, so please register by then.

This is the second of two free Autism Awareness month webinars with Dr Iyama-Kurtycz we are offering this month. The first one is on April 16th on positive parenting in the time of covid.

Dr. Tina Iyama-Kurtycz is a developmental pediatrician, recently retired from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Medicine and received her pediatric training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She did a fellowship in developmental disabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center, mentored by Drs. Raymond Chun and Stanley Berlow. The Waisman Center is one of only 14 centers in the US dedicated to research, clinical services, outreach and training focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities. She spent her professional career specializing in the care of children with developmental and behavioral challenges. She educated a broad spectrum of trainees in neurodevelopmental medicine including: pediatric residents, medical students, and students from many other disciplines. She often was invited to present to parent groups. Her special interest is in Autism Spectrum Disorder, and she is the author of the 2020 Springer book, “Diagnosing and Caring for the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practical Guide for Primary Care Providers.”

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