Abeer M. Alharbi

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Consultant at King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital & Assistant Professor at King Saud Bin AbdulAziz University for Health Sciences
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Abeer is an Assistant Professor at King Saud Bin AbdulAziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), she is also a Consultant in Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, Autism Expert, Department of Paediatrics, King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital (KASCH), Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG/HA), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

Short Description of the Lecture:

1. Adolescent Life in Autism (Transition Challenges and Solutions)

Adolescence is the transitional stage of development between childhood and adulthood. It includes rapid changes in physical, intellectual, personality and social developmental. Understanding what to expect during this period can promote healthy development throughout adolescence and adulthood. In Autism the scenario might be different, children with autism are reaching adolescence after long journey of challenges to fit and cope with self and others. Transition to adolescence is a major challenge and hard job for autistic individuals, caregivers and other concerned discipline in their life.