Grand Rounds
Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview of Diagnosis, Co-Morbidities, and Treatment 

Presented by Jill F. Harris, PhD and Roseann Pagano Pizzi, PsyD
Friday, September 27, 2019
10:00AM – 12:00PM

NJPA Central Office – 354 Eisenhower Parkway, Plaza I, Suite 1150
Livingston, New Jersey 07039
2 CE Credits Available

Program Schedule:
• 9:30 AM-10:00 AM Registration
• 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Program (2 CE)
Program Cost:
NJPA Member: $40 NJPA Sustaining Member: $34 NJPA ECP: $30
Non-Member: $80 NJPA Student Member: $20 

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This program will be covering an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder including DSM-V diagnostic criteria; screening and assessment tools; prevalence and suspected risk factors; common medical and mental health co-morbidities; treatment and ways to modify techniques and approaches; and resources for patients, families and clinicians.


Jill F. Harris, PhD:  Director of Research Development and Coordinator of Autism Services for Children’s Specialized Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. She also serves as Clinical Liaison for the Autism Center of Excellence where she oversees training for service providers.

Roseann Pagano Pizzi, PsyD:  Psychologist in the Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Program at Newark Beth  Israel Medical Center, where she provides consultations, assessment, and psychotherapy to patients and families in the Pediatric Heath Center.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the basic features of ASD
2. Describe racial and ethnic disparities impacting ASD diagnosis and treatment
3. Identify common medical co-morbidities
4. Identify common mental health co-morbidities
5. Describe ways to modify therapy techniques for a patient with ASD
6. List ways to modify the physical environment and communication for patients with ASD

Target Audience: Psychologists; Psychiatrists; Social workers; Nurses; Physicians; Educators; Mental Health Providers; and Graduate Students

Program sophistication: Introductory: no prior knowledge of the specific content is required.
The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict for interest for this program.


Registration Policies: On–Site Registration fees will increase by $20. Refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted until September 13, 2019. No refunds after September 13, 2019.

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NJPA does not endorse the presented material as the only approach to a given area of study or therapeutic approach.

ADA accommodations available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact [email protected] for more details.

This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.