To increase the confidence of both psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and vocational rehabilitation counselors within the dual-diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and various psychiatric conditions.


To increase accessibility to mental health services for people with autism.


  • Autonomy
  • Collaboration
  • Acceptance
  • Evocation (to challenge)
  • Compassion


  1. Increase knowledge about autism among psychotherapists and psychiatrists.
  2. Increase interaction between patients with ASD and psychotherapists or psychiatrists.
  3. Help psychiatrists and psychotherapists use existing evidence based treatments to treat people with ASD.
  4. Help psychiatrists and psychotherapists acknowledge deficits in treatment of patients with dual-diagnosis of ASD and various psychiatric conditions.