- Pediatricians of general specialties
- Families of children with autism
- Psychiatrists from general psychiatric specialties and children
- Resident paediatricians
- Resident psychiatrists
- The teachers
- Speech and language disorders
- Occupational therapists
- Behavioral analysts
- Policy makers
- Non-governmental organizations
- Collaborative health care providers
- Medical students
Targets of the Target Group
1. Pediatricians and Psychiatrists
- Provide a basic knowledge base on ways to diagnose and evaluate autism and other mental health disorders in children.
- Identify the tests related to the detection of autism and other mental health disorders in local institutions.
- Identify ways of guiding parents with regard to referrals and initial dealing with situations.
2. Doctors specializing in autism and mental health in children
- Learn about the latest evidence-based diagnostic and evaluation methods.
- Learn about the latest developments related to autism and other mental health disorders in children.
- Promote cooperation among experts in this area to standardize the guidelines on practice.
- Strengthen cooperation for regional research in this area.
3. Families of patients
- To identify the basic development frameworks of children and to determine the standards of healthy individuals who suffer from a natural deviation.
- Identify the basic facts about autism spectrum disorders, mental health disorders, and diagnostic methods and intervention based on scientific evidence.
- Identify and train the basic skills that parents must have to deal with infected cases.
- Knowledge and training on how to deal with problems of behavior at home.
- Identify and train how to implement parents’ intervention plan
4. Health experts (such as psychologists, occupational therapists and speech experts)
- Provide the latest data on best practice interventions based on scientific evidence.
- Training participants on intervention programs.
- Discuss issues of challenges that impede intervention with children.