Between 1.5 percent to 2.5 percent of people in the US population have a developmental disorder, which includes autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (often defined by having an IQ ≤70) (Morstad, D; Bethesda Institute How Prevalent Are Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the United States? March 2012: http://bit.ly/16omOPA).
ASD occurs in one out of 50 school children and at least 1% of older adults (Blumberg SJ et al, National Center for ...
TCPR: Dr. Dunne, please tell us about your training and experience in helping psychiatrists work as independent practitioners.
I have been involved in the private practice committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) since about 1980. Over the years, I have run workshops on starting a group practice, starting a private practice, marketing a practice, closing a practice, and managing a practice.
Right now I focus ...
TCPR: Dr. Standifer, can you tell us a little about your background working with adults with autism?
I am a researcher and instructional designer in a support office for state vocational rehabilitation agencies. We cover a wide range of disabilities and educate vocational rehab counselors about best practices on specific disabilities or specific approaches to employment.
TCPR: Can you please define what, generally, is “vocational rehab”?
Every state vocational ...