The Deans’ Lecture Series: Featuring Dr. Meghan Bland Sept 29, 2023

The mission of the Deans’ Lecture Series is to provide a venue for the interdisciplinary exploration of biblical, theological, and cultural scholarship.

Join us on September 29, 2023


Special Guest: Dr. Meghan Bland

A lecture on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Clinical Overview and Support in the Church

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social challenges and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior that affect roughly 1-2% of the population. Symptoms, comorbidity, and other features associated with ASD require specialized diagnostic techniques and tailored interventions. The current presentation provides an overview of the clinical presentation of ASD, common myths surrounding the diagnosis, and ASD-specific psychological testing and therapy. In addition, the discussion highlights existing research on supporting individuals with ASD within the community, particularly the church.

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