Autism

Autism Society of America

Jul 10 2013 (All day) - Jul 13 2013 (All day)

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

About the Event:

A representative from Kennedy Krieger Institute will be attending the Autism Society of America’s (ASA) 44th Annual Meeting on July 10, 2013 - July 13, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism Also Have ADHD

June 5, 2013
Kennedy Krieger researchers find children with co-occurrence of autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders face greater impairments

BALTIMORE, Md. -- In a study of the co-occurrence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early school-age children (four to eight years old), researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that nearly one-third of children with ASD also have clinically significant ADHD symptoms.

Kennedy Krieger Institute and Partek Incorporated Awarded $1.8M NIH Grant

May 22, 2013
Research partnership aimed at developing computational tools to analyze genomic data from patients with autism spectrum disorder and mental health disorders

St. Louis, MO--Partek Incorporated is pleased to announce that in collaboration with the Kennedy Krieger Institute it has been awarded $1.8M by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop commercial software to analyze human genetic changes that will illuminate chromosomal abnormalities that underlie conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. 

13th Annual Autism Conference: Autism - Advances in Research and Services

Oct 24 2013 - 8:00am - Oct 25 2013 - 4:00pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, Maryland 21093

About the Event:

This year's Autism Conference features some of the nation's leading experts in the field, on the topics including: 

Dr. Rebecca Landa Partners with Chicken Soup for the Soul to Support Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

April 2, 2013
Kennedy Krieger Expert is Coauthor of the Latest Edition of the Best-Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Series

Baltimore, Md. -- Today marks the release of the new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum, featuring an introduction authored by Dr. Rebecca Landa of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. The 101 personal stories in this latest edition of the critically acclaimed book series create a portable support group for parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

New Initiative Provides Free Developmental Assessments for Children Most at Risk for Autism

April 1, 2013
Kennedy Krieger Puts Spotlight on One in Five Chance Infant Siblings of Children with Autism will Develop Disorder

Baltimore, Md. -- Kennedy Krieger Institute today announced a new, pilot initiative to help identify the red flags of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in infant siblings of children with ASD as early as possible. Research studies have found that for families who have one child with ASD, the chance of a subsequent sibling developing the disorder is one in five.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Partners with Kennedy Krieger Institute to Illuminate Baltimore City Hall for Autism Awareness Month

March 28, 2013
Part of International “Light It Up Blue” Campaign

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Baltimore City Hall will be bathed in blue lights during the month of April, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joins the Kennedy Krieger Institute to recognize the millions of families facing the challenges of autism. On April 2, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month, Baltimore City Hall will flip the switch to take part in Light It Up Blue – shining a bright spotlight on autism, a complex, life altering, developmental disorder affecting as many as 1 in 88 children in the U.S.

Light It Up Blue - Autism Awareness Month Event

Apr 2 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

War Memorial Plaza
(located in front of City Hall)
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD

A Little Further Down the Road: Helping Parents Make Sense of the Transition Process for their Adolescents/Young Adults with ASD

Apr 16 2013 - 9:30am - 10:30am

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

About The Event: 

This presentation will provide key information for parents, of children age 14 and older, to assist in understanding and navigating the transition process. It will include specific strategies to use, as well as pitfalls to be aware of and other helpful advice.

Presenter: Linda Carter-Ferrier

Run, Bike, Walk and “ROAR For Autism” with Kennedy Krieger Institute

March 21, 2013
Participants put one foot—or pedal—in front of the other to raise awareness and critical research funds

BALTIMORE, Md. -- For the 9th year, Kennedy Krieger Institute is marking April’s Autism Awareness Month with its annual ROAR for Autism, presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, event on Sunday, April 28 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. As one of the nation’s leaders in autism research, Kennedy Krieger Institute strives to provide early diagnosis and develop effective treatments for this brain-based disorder.

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