Autism Spectrum Disorders

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.

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