After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Review the DSM-V criteria for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
2. Understand the evolution (and overlap) of prior diagnostic nomenclature DSM III, IV, IV T-R and "rationale" for Autism Spectrum Disorders (DSM-V).
3. Consider "theory of mind deficits" or social referencing as a central finding across the autism spectrum and its effect on long term functioning. (social-emotional/educational/vocational).
4. Consider the question - Are individuals prior diagnose with Asperger's Syndrome (DSM-IV) on the Autism Spectrum (DSM-V)?
5. Attempt to diagnose or rule out ASD in a historical figure and a fictional character.


Stephen Contompasis, MD*
Professor of Pediatrics
Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.


None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.


Session date: 
01/19/2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am EST
Webinar Live
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 APA American Psychological Association
    Baystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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