Autism Spectrum Disorders Research

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Social Skills Intervention for High-Functioning School-Aged Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Mar 14 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 Drs. Amy Keefer and Amanda Santanello, with Sean Logie. This presentation will include information on interventions used to improve social interaction skills in high-functioning school-aged children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

Making Sense of Autism Interventions

Feb 15 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 Paula Danquah-Brobby, MS, BCBA. The presentation will cover and explain commonly used/implemented, evidence-based autism interventions (e.g., Discrete Trial Teaching, Pivotal Response Treatment, Structured Teaching, Floor Time, etc.).

Sleep and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jan 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. Jennifer Accardo. Sleep problems are common in typically developing children, and even more common in children with autism. 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.

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.

On Your Mark, Get Set...ROAR for Autism!

March 21, 2011
Kennedy Krieger Institute's annual fundraiser raises critical funds for autism research

(Baltimore, MD)- On May 1, 2011, in an effort to raise awareness and critically needed funds for autism research, Kennedy Krieger Institute will host its seventh annual ROAR for Autism at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the prevalence rate of autism, a complex, life-altering, developmental disorder, has risen to 1 in 110 children. Kennedy Krieger continues to be one of the nation's leaders in autism research, striving to provide earlier diagnosis and intervention.

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.

Study Provides New Insights into the Implications of Autism Onset Patterns

April 20, 2010
Children with developmental regression at increased risk for more severe autism

(Baltimore, MD) - Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today new study results showing that when and how autism symptoms appear in the first three years of life has vital implications to a child's developmental, diagnostic, and educational outcomes.

Research Update: Down syndrome and Autism

July 28, 2008
Correlations of Autistic Behaviors Shown in Children with Down syndrome

Kennedy Krieger Research Update: Dr. Walter E. Kaufmann

In a continuation of his research looking at children with a co-diagnosis of both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other well-known genetic disorders, Dr. Walter E. Kaufmann and colleagues recently published a study that examined the difference in brain structure between children with either Down syndrome alone and children with both Down syndrome and ASD. Dr.

Clinical Trial of Autism Early Intervention Reveals Significant Improvements in Toddlers' Social and Communication Skills

December 15, 2010
Study is First to Show Group-Based Intervention is Effective for Toddlers as Young as Two Years of Age

In a study recently published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (Epub ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that early intervention can improve the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in very young children. This is the first randomized clinical trial measuring how a group-based early intervention model impacts social development in toddlers with ASD.

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