Training and Education
August 2020

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Subspecialty Training Opportunities

Are you a trainee interested in research, advocacy, or clinical work involving autism or intellectual disability?

Programs across the country offer advanced training for psychiatrists that have completed a child and adolescent fellowship. Contact one to learn more.

Why I Chose a Career in Autism Spectrum Disorder/Intellectual Disability Psychiatry. Testimonials from child & adolescent psychiatrists as to why they chose to specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorder/Intellectual Disability.

Developmental Neuropsychiatry / Autism and Intellectual Disability Advanced Training Opportunities

Institution

Directors

Contact

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

  • Craig A. Erickson, MD
  • Ernie Pedapati, MD

Ernie Pedapati, MD

Columbia University

  • Agnes Whitaker, MD
  • Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, MD

Malissa Hantour

The Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • Roma Vasa, MD

Roma Vasa, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Chris McDougle, MD
  • Christopher Keary, MD
  • Gagan Joshi, MD

Christopher Keary, MD
Gagan Joshi, MD

Stanford University

  • Antonio Hardan, MD

Elizabeth Archibald

University of California, Davis

  • Sally Rogers, Ph.D
  • David Amaral, Ph.D

Diane Larzelere

University of Missouri, Kansas City

  • Jessica A. Hellings, MB.BCh., M.Med Psych.

Jessica A. Hellings, MB.BCh.

Yale Child Studies Center

  • James McPartland, Ph.D

Monique Ledbetter

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Books

Autism Spectrum Disorder (Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry Series). Lubetsky MJ, Handen BL, McGonigle JJ, Lubetsky. Autism Spectrum Disorder (Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry Series). Oxford University Press; 2011

An excellent pocket-sized guide that takes complicated subject matter and boils it down to quickly learnable material. The book begins with history, evaluation and scientific background before shifting to treatments. Clearly written in a user-friendly format; includes multiple choice questions and reading lists.

 

Diagnostic
Manual—Intellectual Disability (DM-ID-2): A Textbook of Diagnosis of
Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability. Fletcher R, Barnhill J, Stavrakaki C, Cooper S. (Eds.). (2016). Diagnostic Manual - Intellectual Disability (DM-ID-2): A Textbook of Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability. Kingston, NY: NADD Press. 2017

Successful treatment starts with the correct diagnosis and this diagnostic manual serves as a cross-reference for using DSM-5 criteria for those with intellectual disability and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. It is organized in a similar manner to DSM-5 making it an easy cross-reference to use.

 

Understanding Its Development,
Causes, Classification, Evaluation and Treatment (Developmental
Perspectives in Psychiatry).
Harris JC. Intellectual Disability: Understanding Its Development, Causes, Classification, Evaluation and Treatment (Developmental Perspectives in Psychiatry). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005

This is a comprehensive text on intellectual disability. Dr. Jim Harris has spent his career dedicated to the science and care of individuals with ID (IDD) and pools that wealth of knowledge and the breath of the field into a textbook. This books covers the history of intellectual disability in society, the growth in understanding of its causes and forms, and its treatments.

 

Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Families and Professionals,
Harris, JC. Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Families and Professionals, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2010

Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Families and Professionals, by one of the country's foremost authorities on intellectual disability, is a comprehensive resource that will be of importance to anyone with a personal connection to a child or adult with a neurodevelopmental disorder.

 

Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Hemmings, C. & Bouras, N. (Eds.). (2016). Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

An award-winning summary text with each chapter by experts covering different aspects of clinical care in ASD/ID. These include the history of ASD/ID, assessment instruments, psychiatric diagnoses, interface of medical and psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, psychopharmacology, behavioral interventions, treatments, offending behavior and caregiver experiences. Key summary points and references are provided at the end of each chapter.

 

Intellectual Disability and Ill Health: A Review of the Evidence.
O’Hara J., McCarthy J., Bouras, N. (Eds). (2010). Intellectual Disability and Ill Health: A Review of the Evidence. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press

A comprehensive but succinct text providing the clinician a practical evidence-based approach to medical problems that can masquerade as behavioral/psychiatric problems. Chapters include health care in ID/ASD, congenital causes of ID/ASD, epilepsy, disorders of environmental origin, neurodegenerative diseases and dementia, diseases of body organ systems, including dental and oral, eye, ENT, and gastrointestinal systems.

 

Strengths-Based Approaches to Educating All Learners with Disabilities: Beyond Special Education.
Wehmeyer M. (2019) Strengths-Based Approaches to Educating All Learners with Disabilities: Beyond Special Education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

This book provides a framework for innovations in the education of scholars with (and without) disabilities, including pers-nalizable approaches and self-determined learning. The strengths-based approach aims to move education away from diagnoses and remediation to schoolwide instruction and digital approaches for all students, to prepare them for the 21st-century world.

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Schools.
Wilkinson LA. Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Schools. Washington: American Psychological Association; 2015.

The author uses her knowledge as a school psychologist and cognitive-based therapist to write a text that describes the evidence-based practices of assessment and intervention in the classroom. This has a special emphasis on the higher-functioning individual with ASD. This book also helps to provide insights into the working of the schools and how each member’s role plays out with the child.

 

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Articles

Diagnosis and Prevalence


Psychiatric and Behavioral Co-occurring Disorders



Treatment


Therapy

  • Keefer A, White SW, Vasa RA, Reaven J. Psychosocial interventions for internalizing disorders in youth and adults with ASD. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2018;30(1):62-77. doi:10.1080/09540261.2018.1432575.    
    A review summarizing psychosocial interventions in youth and adults, for internalizing disorders in ASD, of which CBT modified for ASD is the most frequently investigated. Other emerging interventions are discussed, as well as barriers to accessing them, and future research directions.

  • Roane, H. S., Fisher, W. W., & Carr, J. E. (2016). Applied Behavior Analysis as Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Pediatr, 175: 27-32.
    A summary of the use of ABA therapy in autism spectrum disorders. This is great for those who want a summary for teaching or quick review if new to treating those with autism.

Psychopharmacology


Genetic Syndromes

  • Ornoy A, Fudim LW-, Ergaz Z. Genetic Syndromes, Maternal Diseases and Antenatal Factors Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2016;10. doi:10.3389/fnins.2016.00316.
    This article is useful when looking or a single article to touch on the common genetic syndromes associated with autism spectrum disorder and their features when considering testing, for review, or for learners.

  • Lozano R, Azarang A, Wilaisakditipakorn T, Hagerman RJ. Fragile X syndrome: A review of clinical management. Intractable & Rare Diseases Research. 2016;5(3):145-157. doi:10.5582/irdr.2016.01048.
    Fragile X is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability worldwide and the leading monogenetic cause of ASD.   This paper is a review of the current state of science, clinical manifestation, and treatment for individuals with Fragile X Syndrome. 

  • Tang KL, Antshel KM, Fremont WP, Kates WR. Behavioral and Psychiatric Phenotypes in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2015;36(8):639-650. doi:10.1097/dbp.0000000000000210.
    This single genetic disorder is known by several name including DiGeorge Syndrome, Velocardiofacial Syndrome, Shprintzen syndrome, and conotruncal anomaly facial syndrome and is one of the most characterized microdeletion syndromes. The article summaries current research and psychiatric co-occurring disorders in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

  • Caraballo RH, Cejas N, Chamorro N, Kaltenmeier MC, Fortini S, Soprano AM. Landau–Kleffner syndrome: A study of 29 patients. Seizure. 2014;23(2):98-104. doi:10.1016/j.seizure.2013.09.016.
    Landau-Kleffner is a seizure disorder which also results in intellectual disability, acquired loss of expressive language and often significant behavioral issues that lead to presentation in psychiatry. This paper is a review of current knowledge in Laudau-Kleffner Syndrome.

  • Vries PJD, Whittemore VH, Leclezio L, et al. Tuberous Sclerosis Associated Neuropsychiatric Disorders (TAND) and the TAND ChecklistPediatric Neurology. 2015;52(1):25-35. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.10.004.
    Tuberous Sclerosis is associated with intellectual disability and a high rate of psychiatric co-occurring disorders.  This paper discusses these common psychiatric disorders and a method for evaluation. 

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Other Media

Movies


Temple Temple (2010)

Summary:
A movie about the life of Temple Grandin, PhD and her journey with autism and how it helps in her work.


Podcasts

The Autism News NetWORK 
A podcast that features individuals with autism spectrum disorder





Events


AACAP sanctioned talks (more information to come):

 

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