Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Experts To Discuss The Latest Advancements In Intervention And Treatment Of Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders

August 8, 2012
Kennedy Krieger Institute to Host 12th Annual Autism Conference for Parents, Professionals, and Policy Makers

BALTIMORE, MD Distinguished researchers, clinicians and medical professionals will gather on October 25th and 26th to share recent findings and information on autism, a complex, life-altering, developmental disorder affecting 1 in every 88 children. This two-day conference, hosted by Kennedy Krieger Institute, will provide a comprehensive view of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including red flags for autism in the first three years of life and evidence-based intervention approaches and strategies.

Strategies for Providing Social Role Models for Preschool Children with Autism: Lessons from the Model Inclusion Child Care Program at CARD

Aug 8 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

New Study Shows Simple Task at Six Months of Age May Predict Risk of Autism

May 16, 2012
Kennedy Krieger Researchers Reveal New Findings on Earliest Signs of Motor Delay in Infants

BALTIMORE, MD -- A new prospective study of six-month-old infants at high genetic risk for autism identified weak head and neck control as a red flag for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and language and/or social developmental delays. Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute concluded that a simple "pull-to-sit" task could be added to existing developmental screenings at pediatric well visits to improve early detection of developmental delays.

Play With A Purpose: Being An Effective Play Partner to Your Child

Sep 12 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

About the Event:

During this presentation, parents and caregivers will learn how to join and expand their child's play to promote higher levels of engagement and learning. Presenters for this event include:

What's So Important About Joint Attention?

Jul 11 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

About the Event:

In this Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) training, participants will learn about joint attention in typical development and how joint attention is a pivotal skill for language, social, and play development. Strategies for enhancing a child's joint attention will be presented.

Navigating the Special Education Process

Jun 13 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

About the Event:

Presented by Rachel E. Stafford, Esq., this training will help families and clinicians understand the special education process and rights available under federal and state law. In addition to discussing the special education process, the presentation will briefly discuss recent developments in Maryland law and pending legislative initiatives.

Futures & Estate Planning Information Session

May 14 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Meeting House
Oakland Mills Interfaith Center
5585 Robert Oliver Place
Room 202
Columbia, MD 21045

Futures & Estate Planning Information Session

May 10 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Arc of Frederick, Inc.
620A Research Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

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.

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