Autism Spectrum Disorders: Medical, Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations
October 25, 2019
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Essex Union County Association of Psychologists invites you to join us for:

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Medical, Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations

Friday, October 25th 8:30-11:00am

Seton Hall University 400 S. Orange Ave.

University Center, Chancellor's Suite

South Orange, NJ 07079

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30-9:00am
Program: 9:00-11:00am
2 continuing education credits available

Presenter: Peter DellaBella, M.D.

Dr. DellaBella is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in private practice in Montclair and Manhattan, where he works with a group of multidisciplinary autism specialists. He has been on the teaching faculty at NYU since the 1990s and has taught various permutations of today's talk at NYU and other medical facilities throughout the city. For many years he was the Chief of Psychiatry and Medical Director at the YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities in NYC where he also ran the clinical portion of an autism fellowship with Mount Sinai.

Program Narrative:

Review of current medical thinking involving the causes and treatment of people with autism." This will include the genetic underpinnings of autism and addressing and demythologizing current public controversies with autism." The talk will also provide a comprehensive approach to the pervasive nature of autism symptoms and touch on the roles of a broad range of health, educational, and community providers to construct a network of care.

Learning Objectives:

1. The participants shall be able to distinguish among commonly used and misused terms in the identification of people with ASD. For example: ASD, PDD, Aspergers, Autism, HFA, NVLD.

2. The participants will be able to understand current hypotheses about the genetic underpinnings of autism.

3. The participants will be able to list 3 aspects of autism which confer higher vulnerability for people on the spectrum towards mistreatment by others.

4 .The participants will be able to articulate key elements of a broad-based and comprehensive treatment approach for people with ASD.

5 .The participants will be able to direct people in the community to several community-based supports for people with autism and their families.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Graduate Students
Program sophistication: Intermediate
Identification of Conflicts of Interest and Commercial Support: None

Proprietary Information - NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Dr. Susan Parente ( for more details.

Program fees are $25 for EUCAP members, $30 for non-members, $15 for students. Please register through EVENTBRITE and email questions to Dr. Susan Parente (

CE certificates may be purchased through NJPA for a fee of $15 for NJPA members, $25for non-members, and NJPA Sustaining Members receive certificates for free..

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.


The preferred payment is credit card through Eventbrite. If you prefer to pay by check, please register through Eventbrite and select "pay at door" as the payment method during checkout, then pay by cash or check (made out to EUCAP). Your electronic registration (regardless of payment method) is very much appreciated to aid in event planning and check-in.

Weather policy: In case of inclement weather, the EUCAP board will make a decision regarding cancelation 24 hours in advance. In case of cancelation, you will be notified through Eventbrite and will receive instructions on how to receive a refund (please allow time for Eventbrite to process the refunds).

Full refunds will be granted up to one day before event. Eventbrite’s fee is non-refundable. Contact Dr. Susan Parente at for more information.



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