Autism Spectrum Disorders Research

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"Could My Child Have Autism?" Ten Signs of Possible Autism-Related Delays in 6- to 12-Month-Old Children

March 26, 2012
Kennedy Krieger Expert Advises Parents on What to Look for During Playtime

Rebecca Landa, PhD, CCC-SLPThough autism is often not diagnosed until the age of three, some children begin to show signs of developmental delay before they turn a year old.

New Data Show Children with Autism Bullied Three Times More Frequently than Their Unaffected Siblings

March 26, 2012
The Interactive Autism Network reports 63 percent of children with autism have been bullied

BALTIMORE, MD -- Today, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), www.ianproject.org, the nation's largest online autism research initiative and a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, reports preliminary results of the first national survey to examine the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Research Discussion with Interactive Autism Network (IAN) Community Scientific Liaison Dr. Connie Anderson

March 26, 2012
Topic: First-ever national survey to examine the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Interactive Autism Network (IAN)The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) -- www.ianproject.org -- the nation's largest online autism research project headquartered at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, reported preliminary results of the first

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  • Research Discussion with Interactive Autism Network (IAN) Director Dr. Paul Law

    March 26, 2012
    Topic: Interactive Autism Network's 5-year anniversary

    Dr. Paul LawApril 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of the IAN Project -- www.ianproject.org -- which has connected tens of thousands of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families with researchers nationwide to accelerate the pace of autism research.

    Kennedy Krieger Institute to Host Multiple Trainings and Events for Autism Awareness Month

    March 13, 2012

    BALTIMORE, MD -- April is Autism Awareness Month and Kennedy Krieger Institute will host a series of events, including free lectures and trainings by some of the nation's top autism experts for the benefit of local professionals, parents and families. Autism is a developmental disability that affects the ability of 1 in 88 children to communicate, understand language and relate to others. Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism & Related Disorders invites the community to the following:

    New Study Shows Minority Toddlers with Autism are More Delayed than Affected Caucasian Peers

    February 21, 2012
    Increased Awareness Among Clinicians and Parents Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis and Intervention for Minority Children with ASD

    BALTIMORE, Md. -- The first prospective study of ethnic differences in the symptoms of autism in toddlers shows that children from a minority background have more delayed language, communication and gross motor skills than Caucasian children with the disorder. Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute concluded that subtle developmental delays may be going unaddressed in minority toddlers until more severe symptoms develop.

    Research Discussion with Autism Expert Dr. Rebecca Landa

    February 20, 2012
    Topic: Study of Differences in Autism Symptoms Between Minority and Caucasian Toddlers

    Dr. Rebecca LandaKennedy Krieger Institute researchers have published the first study of ethnic differences in the presentation of early symptoms of autism in toddlers, and the results show that children from a minority background have more delayed language, communication and gross motor skills than Caucasian children with the disorder. Drs.

    12th ANNUAL AUTISM CONFERENCE

    Oct 25 2012 - 8:00am - Oct 26 2012 - 4:00pm

    Crowne Plaza Hotel
    2004 Greenspring Drive
    Timonium, MD 21093

    Getting the Most Out of Play Time with Your Child

    Apr 11 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

    A Free Introductory Training for Parents
    Presented by Dr. Rebecca Landa. Play is much more than meets the eye. During play, children discover a great deal about concepts that are important for language and social development. This presentation will provide tips for how to play with your child and, at the same time, help your child learn.

    Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where Do I Go from Here?

    Mar 19 2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

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

    A Free Introductory Training for Parents
    Presented by Cathy Groschan, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker. This is an introductory training for parents.

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