Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Comeback Kid

by Abigail
Green
November 13, 2013
The Neurobehavioral Unit at Kennedy Krieger helps turn around a young boy with self-injurious and aggressive behavior.

Luke McNair happyChrissy McNair describes her son Luke, 13, as “one of the happiest kids I’ve ever met.” He usually wakes up in a good mood and likes cracking jokes with his two brothers. He loves Top-40 music and animals, and has been riding horses since he was 3 years old. “The best word for him is passionate,” says his mother.

Introduction to the Common Core State Standards

Apr 28 2014 - 9:30am - 10:30am

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

About the Event:

This is a free training for parents on the Common Core State Standards. We will review the rationale behind the creation of the Common Core State Standards, examine key curricular shifts and discuss implementation for students with special needs.

Presenters:

Sandi Jenkins, MS Ed
Principal

Kennedy Krieger Institute Will Roar To Break The Silence Of Autism

April 1, 2014
Participants put one foot—or pedal—in front of the other to raise awareness and critical research funds

BALTIMORE, MD—For Autism Awareness Month in April, Kennedy Krieger Institute will once again bring the community together for its annual fundraiser, ROAR for Autism, on Sunday, April 27 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. Through biking, running and walking, families and supporters will gather with a united “ROAR” to raise awareness and funds for research into this puzzling disorder that so often silences the voices of those affected.

Light It Up Blue - Autism Awareness Month Event

Apr 8 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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

8th Annual Neuropsychology Research Forum - The 2014 Lynn Speedie Lectureship

May 8 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Outpatient Clinical Building
Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 North Broadway, Room 202
Baltimore, MD

About The Event:

Kennedy Krieger Institute is proud to present the 2014 Lynn Speedie Lectureship in conjunction with the 8th Annual Neuropsychology Research Forum. 

ADHD Symptoms in ASD – Symptom Evaluation and Medication Choice

Apr 23 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

About the Event:

This presentation will describe the symptom evaluation and medication choices for children with ADHD symptoms in context of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Presenters: Rajneesh Mahajan, MD

Gastrointestinal (GI) Problems in Children with ASD

Apr 30 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

About the Event:

GI concerns are common in children with ASD. Dr. Levey will discuss the common problems and management as well as some of the theories about the relationship of ASD to the GI tract.

Presenters:Eric Levey, MD

Sleep Issues in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Apr 16 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

About the Event:

Lots of children have problems with sleep. But children with autism often face more challenges with sleep than their peers. Learn more about sleep disorders and how they can affect children with autism in this session.

Presenters: Jennifer Accardo, MD, MSCE

14th Annual Autism Conference: Autism - Transforming the Future

Oct 16 2014 (All day) - Oct 17 2014 (All day)

North Baltimore Plaza Hotel
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, Maryland 21093

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