Tri-State Webinar: Differential Identification of Emotional Disability and ASD


This webinar will focus on the unique challenges when conducting evaluations for serious emotional disability (SED) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Specific aspects of the evaluation process can help to inform whether SED or ASD is most appropriate for a student. Research from educational and clinical sources can provide helpful clues about which behaviors are more likely to correspond with each category.

Learner Objectives:

After this webinar attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 challenges inherent to evaluating students for special education eligibility under the category of SED
  2. Describe the elements of a comprehensive evaluation for SED
  3. Distinguish 5 ways that students who meet criteria for SED likely differ from those who are meet criteria for ASD

Presenter Information:

Susan Hepburn, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at Colorado State University, director of the Developmental Differences Research Group, and a licensed clinical psychologist.


See also: Educational Identification Case Study: Serious Emotional Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Both?


Self-Guided Training, Video / Webinar / Podcast
Administrators, Educators, Family / Community, Related Services / Support Staff
All Ages
TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS)
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