Medication and Educational Approaches to Dangerous Behaviors: Evidence and Risks with Dr. Ilana Slaff, M.D.

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January 31, 2018

6:30-7:30pm

ELIJA School
11 Laurel Lane

Levittown, NY 11756

 

Abstract: In this lecture, Dr. Slaff will be discussing the research on medications commonly used to manage behaviors in autism, focusing on the lack of evidence and the specific risks in using these medications with individuals on the autism spectrum.  Dr. Slaff will also briefly discuss ADHD as ADHD symptoms commonly occur in individuals with autism.  Dr. Slaff will also lecture on research based behavioral educational treatments, simple dietary interventions and exercise.  Furthermore, Dr. Slaff will discuss how to evaluate if a placement is appropriate and how to advocate for it.

Bio:  Dr. Ilana Slaff is a sister of identical twin brothers with autism and the mother of a child with autism.  She is also a psychiatrist who completed an autism research fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Slaff is the author of “Don’t Medicate—Educate! One Family, Three Cases of Autism, Safe Treatment for Dangerous Behavior.”  Dr. Slaff also assisted editing the chapter “Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Autism” in the Clinical Treatment Manual for Autism (2007) and has been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the Psych Congress Network and the Current Psychiatry Journal.  Dr. Slaff has given continuing medical education lectures internationally on autism diagnosis and management and has also lectured to families.  She has experience in consulting and supervising functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans.  Dr. Slaff has presented at numerous public hearings, including before the FDA. She has also spoken on New York’s Capitol Pressroom radio show and appeared on Your News Now Capital Tonight for New York.

This is a free presentation. We hope you will join us!

January 31, 2018

6:30-7:30pm

ELIJA School
11 Laurel Lane

Levittown, NY 11756

 

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