BCHO Grand Rounds: Medical Complexity in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - The Challenge and the Reward

Presented by:
Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine at USC 

Descanso Medical Center for Development and Learning


  • Describe the diverse features of ASD across the “spectrum” based on age, gender, degree of challenge in core symptoms, cognitive function, co-morbidities, functional abilities and potential outcome.
  • Use observations and relationship-based interactions to identify those infants and toddlers with sensory/motor individual differences and social/emotional functional developmental delays which may require an ASD evaluation and potential referral.
  • Recognize significant changes in an ASD child’s behavior as symptoms for potential underlying medical/psychiatric co-morbidity, environmental and/or educational changes, and undiagnosed or unmet cognitive challenges.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Did you miss Grand Rounds? Visit http://vimeo.com/album/2238536 and use password CHRCO to view recorded Grand Rounds presentations. 

Tuesday, March 20 at 8:00am to 9:00am

OPC Auditorium 744 52nd Street, Oakland, CA 94609

Event Type

Academic, Grand Rounds, Lecture/Seminar


School of Medicine, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Local Community


BCH Oakland




Department of Psychiatry


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