Autism Spectrum Disorders

Choose Your Plate

Sep 20 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

Free Training for Parents, Family Members, and Professionals
Liz Enagonio, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, clinical nutritionist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, will review nutrition guidelines for healthy living.

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Getting An Autism Spectrum Diagnosis: Where Do I Go From Here?

Dec 13 2011 - 9:30am - 11:00am

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

A Free Introductory Training for Parents
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!

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Getting An Autism Spectrum Diagnosis: Where Do I Go From Here?

Sep 19 2011 - 9:30am - 11:00am

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

A Free Introductory Training for Parents
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!

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Early Motor Experiences Give Infants a Social Jump Start

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September 9, 2011
Study Indicates Infants at Risk for Autism Could Benefit from Motor Training

September 9, 2011 (Baltimore, MD) -- In a new study published today in the journal Developmental Science (Epub ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Vanderbilt University found that early motor experiences can shape infants' preferences for objects and faces.

Risk of Autism in Younger Siblings Substantially Higher Than Previous Estimates

August 15, 2011
Study highlights importance of routine surveillance, rapid referral for infant siblings of children with ASD

August 15, 2011 (Baltimore, MD)—A new study published today in the journal Pediatrics (Epub ahead of print) found that the risk that an infant sibling of an older child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will also develop the condition, known as recurrence risk, is substantially higher than previously thought. The study found that the average risk of recurrence is 18.7 percent, much higher than the previous estimates of 3 to 10 percent.

The Evolution of Kevin Sargeant

July 8, 2011
High school’s work-based learning program provided more than just an education—it offered a future he never imagined possible.

Kevin SargeantGiven a choice, Kevin Sargeant says he could do without all of the independence and opportunities that adulthood promises. But adulthood, it seems, is coming for him nonetheless.

Behavioral Choice Making in Autism

Aug 23 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Summary

Children on the autism spectrum often have motivational differences in comparison to children who are not on the spectrum. Several common behaviors that are observed in children on the autism spectrum will be explored. Motivational factors that result in the behavior occurring, as well as various interventions, will be presented.

Presenter

Steven Lindauer, PhD

Location

3901 Greenspring Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21211 in the Creamer Building 3rd floor large conference room

STAR Training: What to Expect from Your Psychological or Neuropsychological Evaluation

Jul 12 2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Summary

This presentation will provide an overview of the common elements of a psychological or neuropsychological evaluation for children with autism spectrum disorders. Additionally, the presentation will address the potential usefulness of such evaluations in treatment and intervention planning.

Presenter

Jennifer Ulbricht, PhD

Location

3901 Greenspring Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21211 in the Creamer Building 3rd floor large conference room

Research Frontiers: Piecing Together the Mystery of Autism

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Jolley
Kennedy Krieger takes a multifaceted approach to investigating this complex disorder

The Maloni BoysMore than 25,000 children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders this year a number greater than AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined yet so many aspects of the disorder remain a mystery. Is its cause genetic, environmental, or some combination of factors? Are dietary changes and drugs the best hope for treatment, or should the focus remain solely on behavioral interventions?

80 Percent Autism Divorce Rate Debunked in First-Of-Its Kind Scientific Study

May 19, 2010
Kennedy Krieger researchers find autism does not affect family structure

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Having a child with autism can put stress on the parents' marriage, and a frequently cited statistic leads to a common perception that the divorce rate among these families is as high as 80 percent. But a study to be released at a news conference today by researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore found that a child's autism has no effect on the family structure.

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