Now Archived: Genetic Disorders and Associated Behavioral Phenotypes


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Archived Recording
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Location: Webinar

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Webinar Description:

In order to best support and serve persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we must be aware of potential genetic impacts on behavioral and psychiatric symptoms.This presentation will provide an overview of 8 of the most common genetic syndromes that lead to intellectual disability. Related behavioral phenotypes, medical conditions, and physical features will be described for each.


Dr. Karen Weigle, Associate Director for the Centers for START Services at UNH

picDr. Karen Weigle is a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience working with people with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities and their families. She received her master's degree and PhD. from West Virginia University, and completed Residency at Michigan State University. She has extensive experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team and in several medical specialty clinics, and has provided assessment and intervention services in a variety of contexts including in-home, school-based, clinic-based, agency-based, hospital-based, and community crisis response. She has previously directed or co-directed programs that provide services spanning East Tennessee and oversight of a large number of service providers. Dr. Weigle has experience in training family practice and medical specialty residents, special educators, community-based services providers, families, Early Intervention Specialists, and laypersons. Her teaching experience varies from undergraduate psychology courses to special education graduate-level seminars. Dr. Weigle is the Associate Director for the Centers for START Services at UNH, a national program designed to develop local crisis prevention and intervention services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health concerns. She also is a founder of the Chattanooga Autism Center and provides outpatient services there.

For more information contact Shannon Haworth

Please Note:

  • There is NO cost for this webinar, but you must register.
  • CEU's are not offered for this webinar
  • This webinar will be recorded and archived on An email will be sent out once it is archived
  • For disability accommodations email Shannon Haworth or call 301-588-8252 a minimum of five days in advance.


This webinar is in part made possible with support from The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

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