May 13

Autism Webinar Series: The Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS-ASD)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Down syndrome (DS) and autism can be challenging disabilities separately; when combined the challenges can be quite complex and oftentimes misunderstood. This webinar will first discuss Down syndrome and the DS behavioral phenotype because it is important to understand Down syndrome when diagnosing DS-ASD. The DS-ASD phenotype will be shared in order to know what autism looks like in individuals with DS. Finally, treatment strategies and resources will be shared.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand basic facts about Down syndrome and the DS behavioral phenotype.
  2. Participants will be able to determine what ASD looks like in individuals with Down syndrome.
  3. Participants will identify treatment strategies and resources that are beneficial for individuals with the DS-ASD diagnosis and their families.


Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, Advocate Medical Group

Free CEUs are available for the following disciplines: Advanced Practice Nurses, RN, LPN, Clinical Psychologists, LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists (RD), Nursing Home Administrator, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy,  Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals.

To create an account and register, visit:
By creating an account, participants will be able to register for additional webinars and access CEU certificates.

This webinar is part of the Autism Webinar Series of The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) and UIC Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD).  The webinars in the series are designed to provide information and resources across a broad spectrum of issues impacting the Autism community. This series will include topics related to direct services and supports, innovative programs and interventions, research, identity, and information for self-advocates and their families. 



Susan Kahan