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Saturday, July 30 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Support Group for Individuals with a Dual Diagnosis and their Family Members: Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Developmental Disabilities

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Receiving a diagnosis and managing symptoms of OCD can be challenging. A dual diagnosis of OCD and an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can at times feel overwhelming. For individuals with OCD/ASD and their family members, the process of acceptance can bring various thoughts and feelings. Some family members may also be coping with the realization of their own symptoms of OCD/ASD. This support group will provide an open forum to discuss these issues. During the support group, the facilitators will guide the discussion of the impact of dual diagnosis over time; different paths to diagnosis; accessing best resources/professionals; educational/occupational impact; social/romantic impact; participating in treatment planning; maintaining motivation/readiness to engage in treatment; and collaboration/coordination with educational/work settings.


Rebecca Sachs, PhD

Dr. Rebecca Sachs is a clinical psychologist specializing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and assessment and treatment when they co-occur. A member of the ASD Special Interest Group at IOCDF she has led the ASD/OCD support group... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Chicago F/G, 5th Floor