If Not Now, When? Neuroscience, Language, “Frequent Flying”, and Professionalism in “Behavioral Health”

By: Eitan Schwarz, MD FAACAP DLFAPA

There’s a lot at stake these days as mental health professionals are living through challenging times, with boundaries and functions shifting    (mostly from economic forces and territorial disputes), and not always to the good. So I want to share some personal thoughts as a 40+ year practitioner and student of my profession who has worked with the gamut of mental health pros in many settings. As we explore new models of care, current practices must be considered.

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Helping your students with Autism make the transition from school to work.

Article written by Dr. Temple Grandin (pictured above)

During my travels to many autism conferences I have observed many sad cases of people with autism who have successfully completed high school or college but have been unable to make the transition into the world of work. Some have become perpetual students because they thrive on the intellectual stimulation of college. For many able people with autism college years were their happiest (Szatmari et al., 1989).

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