Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Breaking Autism's Silence, Two Wheels and One Step at a Time

April 10, 2012
Kennedy Krieger's Annual Bike Ride, Nature Walk and Family Fun Festival to Support Autism Research

BALTIMORE, MD -- In honor of Autism Awareness Month, friends and families will join together, on bike and by foot, at Kennedy Krieger Institute's annual ROAR for Autism event Sunday, April 29 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. Kennedy Krieger Institute is one of the nation's leaders in autism research, and strives to improve the lives of children with autism through cutting edge research and care.

Baltimore City Hall to Be Bathed in Blue for Autism Awareness Month

April 2, 2012
As Part of the International "Light It Up Blue" Campaign, Mayor Rawlings-Blake Partners with Kennedy Krieger Institute to Illuminate Baltimore City Hall

(Baltimore, MD) -- Once again, as part of a joint effort between Kennedy Krieger Institute and the City of Baltimore, Baltimore City Hall will be lit in blue for the entire month of April in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. On April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day, Baltimore City Hall will flip the switch to take part in Light It Up Blue and shine a bright spotlight on autism, a complex, life altering, developmental disorder affecting more than 1.5 million Americans.

"Could My Child Have Autism?" Ten Signs of Possible Autism-Related Delays in 6- to 12-Month-Old Children

March 26, 2012
Kennedy Krieger Expert Advises Parents on What to Look for During Playtime

Rebecca Landa, PhD, CCC-SLPThough autism is often not diagnosed until the age of three, some children begin to show signs of developmental delay before they turn a year old.

New Data Show Children with Autism Bullied Three Times More Frequently than Their Unaffected Siblings

March 26, 2012
The Interactive Autism Network reports 63 percent of children with autism have been bullied

BALTIMORE, MD -- Today, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), www.ianproject.org, the nation's largest online autism research initiative and a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, reports preliminary results of the first national survey to examine the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Kennedy Krieger Institute to Host Multiple Trainings and Events for Autism Awareness Month

March 13, 2012

BALTIMORE, MD -- April is Autism Awareness Month and Kennedy Krieger Institute will host a series of events, including free lectures and trainings by some of the nation's top autism experts for the benefit of local professionals, parents and families. Autism is a developmental disability that affects the ability of 1 in 88 children to communicate, understand language and relate to others. Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism & Related Disorders invites the community to the following:

New Study Shows Minority Toddlers with Autism are More Delayed than Affected Caucasian Peers

February 21, 2012
Increased Awareness Among Clinicians and Parents Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis and Intervention for Minority Children with ASD

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The first prospective study of ethnic differences in the symptoms of autism in toddlers shows that children from a minority background have more delayed language, communication and gross motor skills than Caucasian children with the disorder. Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute concluded that subtle developmental delays may be going unaddressed in minority toddlers until more severe symptoms develop.

Research Discussion with Autism Expert Dr. Rebecca Landa

February 20, 2012
Topic: Study of Differences in Autism Symptoms Between Minority and Caucasian Toddlers

Dr. Rebecca LandaKennedy Krieger Institute researchers have published the first study of ethnic differences in the presentation of early symptoms of autism in toddlers, and the results show that children from a minority background have more delayed language, communication and gross motor skills than Caucasian children with the disorder. Drs.

ROAR Community Lecture: What Brain Changes Lead to the Early Development of Autism?

Apr 16 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211

Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where Do I Go from Here?

Jun 25 2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211

About the Event:

Cathy Groschan, LCSW-C, clinical social worker, leads this discussion and takes your questions about getting a diagnosis, finding services, the education system, and more!

This is a FREE training for parents, family members, and professionals.

Toileting in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 9 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211

About the Event:

Although toilet training is an important milestone in development, many children with autism spectrum disorders have difficulty learning this life skill due to the unique challenges that this disorder presents. Toilet training steps will be presented and discusses in the framework of an autism spectrum disorder.

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