Autism Spectrum Disorders

Recreation and Respite: A Perfect Opportunity for a Much Needed Break! (Easter Seals Summer Camp)

Feb 6 2013 - 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 highlight benefits of camp experience to individuals living with autism and their families. Participants will learn why they should consider sending children and adults to a summer camp, what to look for in a camp program, appropriate age to send a child to a camp, realistic expectations and some funding resources.

Addressing the Challenges of Raising Children on the Autism Spectrum

Jan 9 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building, 3rd Floor Large Conference Room
Baltimore, Maryland 21211

ABOUT THE EVENT:

This training will provide caregivers with strategies for balancing personal, familial and professional responsibilities. Participants will receive information on adapting to their child’s unique needs, as well as resources available to support and guide them on their journey through Autism.

Presenters: Elie Sollins, LGSW and Chuck Brown, LCSW-C

Infant Head Lag May Raise a Red Flag for Autism

by Martie
Callaghan
November 2, 2012
A simple diagnostic test may help parents and pediatricians identify babies at risk for autism as early as six months of age.

Experts agree that early intervention in children with autism can lead to better outcomes later in life. Typically, autism is not diagnosed until age three or four, when delays in speech and social interaction become evident. New research by Dr. Joanne Flanagan and Dr. Rebecca Landa, director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, has identified a simple test that can raise a red flag for autism as early as six months.

Distinct developmental PATTERNS identified in children with autism During their first three years

October 30, 2012
Kennedy Krieger researchers find a preclinical phase in children with autism that is not easily detected

BALTIMORE, Md. (October 30, 2012) – In the largest prospective study to date of children with early and later manifestation of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) compared to children without ASD, researchers found two distinct patterns of language, social and motor development in the children with ASD. Published in the journal Child Development, the study found that early in development, children who display early signs of ASD show greater initial delay across multiple aspects of development compared to children whose ASD symptoms emerge later.

Nearly Half Of Children With Autism Wander Or “Bolt” From Safe Places

October 8, 2012
Study by Kennedy Krieger’s Interactive Autism Network finds children with autism are four times more likely to wander than their unaffected siblings

(Baltimore, MD) – A new study published today in the journal Pediatrics (Epub ahead of print) found that nearly half of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are reported to wander or “bolt,” and more than half of these children go missing.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Collaborates On Groundbreaking International Initiative To Advance Autism Research

September 24, 2012
Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE) Represents Unprecedented Progress in Autism Research Community

Kennedy Krieger Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center announced today the creation of a new groundbreaking collaboration in autism research. The Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE) is a database of brain scans from more than 15 leading international research institutions and academic medical centers. ABIDE was designed to advance scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by allowing researchers to share autism data within the broader scientific community. The collaboration is led by NYU Langone and Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Strategies to Enhance Functional Participation in Activities of Daily Living

Nov 7 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Presented by: Teresa Anderson, OTR/L, Meghan Hinderer, MS OTR/L, Megan Owens, MS OTR/L, and Jeanine Lindenstruth, MS OTR/L.

Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here?

Dec 10 2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

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

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Presented by: Cathy Groschan, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker.

In this Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) training, the presenter will lead the discussion and take your questions about getting a diagnosis, finding  services, the education system and more! This is an introductory training for parents.

Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here?

Sep 26 2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

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

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Presented by: Cathy Groschan, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker.

In this Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) training, the presenter will lead the discussion and take your questions about getting a diagnosis, finding  services, the education system and more! This is an introductory training for parents.

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