2014 CAAI Meeting: Online Poster Exhibition

 

The Poster Exhibition features the posters presented during the Virtual Poster Symposium, as well as additional CAAI Grantee posters to provide the opportunity to learn more about the work CAAI grantees are doing to improve the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities and their families. 
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poster screenshotUpdating the New York State Clinical Practice Guidelines for ASD Birth-to-Three: A State-LEND Partnership. Part 1: Screening Instruments

Activities of the Part C Early Intervention Program should be evidence-based.  In 1999, the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) Early Intervention (EI) program published the first state-funded Birth-to-Three ...  Read More...

 

poster imageImproving Early Screening and Diagnosis of Autism in Underserved Populations through the AZLEND Program

The AZLEND program provides Fellows with the opportunity to participate in a yearlong research study project designed to improve early identification and referral for children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders...  Read more...

 

poster imageCreating a Model for Systemic Change: The ASD Early STEP Project

Children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD) in Virginia and their families face significant challenges in accessing family focused, culturally competent, affordable coordinated health care...  Read more...

 

poster imageFirst Connections: Developing Replicable Models to Reach Underserved Communities for Autism Screening in Young Children

First Connections is a 3-year project, funded by First 5 Los Angeles. This collaboration of six community based agencies and the USC UCEDD as the Training and Technical Assistance provider is: Developing replicable and sustainable...  Read more...

 

poster imageDevelopment of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Report for Outcome Monitoring (ASD-PROM)

This poster presents the development and goals of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Report for Outcome Monitoring (ASD-PROM), a new tool for monitoring symptoms of ASD over time...  Read more...

 

poster imageThe Strengths and Barriers to Successfully Including Students with ASD: School Personnel and Parents Perspectives

The researchers explored how inclusion works in an urban underserved community. This is a secondary analysis of data that were collected using focus groups and key informant interviews... Read more... 

 

poster imageAccess to Therapy for Children with Autism: A Population-Based Analysis

This research aimed to examine population-based trends in access to therapy services for children with ASD under the age of 18 years, compared differences in access to therapy services between children with ASD and children with SHCN...  Read more...

 

poster images"Transitioning Together" Translational Research: From Research to Practice

Wisconsin LEND trainees and faculty worked together to design and implement a translational research study on the effectiveness of a social/behavioral intervention for adolescents...  Read more... 

 

poster imagePreparing Medical Students to Care for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A curriculum was developed that incorporates didactic instruction, patient interviews and panel discussions to teach medical students how to care for patients with autism spectrum disorder...  Read more...  

 

poster imageAutism Assessment by Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians at Academic Medical Centers: A DBPNet Study

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) continues to increase, as does the evidence of the importance of early identification and treatment for optimal outcomes....  Read more... 

 

poster imageMultiple Barriers to Autism Spectrum Disorders Diagnosis in Latino Children

Question: Why are Latino children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders less often and later than non-Latino white children? Latino children are diagnosed with ASDs 2.5 years...  Read more... 

 

poster imageHealthy Weight Research Network for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities

The HWRN-ASD/DD was established in 2013; its mission is to advance the understanding of obesity risk factors in children with ASD/DD, to promote the development of evidence-based...  Read more...

 

poster imageFamily Visioning for Their Adolescent and Adult Children with Autism: Mapping Current Services, and Identifying Gaps between Vision and Reality

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have significant difficulty making a successful transition into adulthood. In their post-secondary years, ninety-percent of youth with ASD...  Read more... 

 

poster imageEffects of a Beta-adrenergic Antagonist on Social and Cognitive Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social communication impairments and restricted, repetitive behaviors. Current pharmacological...  Read more...

 

poster imageOhio's Response to Autism: Five Facts in Five Minutes!

Ohio's State Implementation Grant for Improving Services for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities is advancing autism-related....  Read more... 

 

poster imageCo-morbidity and Etiologic Evaluation Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders Diagnostic Assessment: A DBPNet Study

Autism spectrum disorders are etiologically diverse and associated with a variety of co-morbid disorders, which have important implications regarding both treatment and family counseling...  Read more... 

 

poster imageSnack Time Intervention for Preschoolers with ASD: Fun and Function

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience eating difficulties, such as food selectivity (picky eating), more than children with intellectual disability and children with...  Read more... 

 

poster imageExploring the Relationships between Cognitive and Adaptive Assessments

Standardized cognitive tests have been shown to be reliable and valid for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, but test selection at the individual child level continues to pose challenges....  Read more... 

 

poster imageWhat Are the Barriers to Autism Diagnosis and Treatment for African American Children?

Research literature suggests there are barriers to properly diagnosing African American children with autism, as well as barriers to these children receiving treatment. The Agency for...  Read more...

 

poster imageThe Effects of Musical Training on Speech and Music Perception in Children with Cochlear Implants: A Literature Review

Does musical training improve speech and music perception in children with cochlear implants? Cochlear implantation has given children and adults with profound hearing loss the ability to hear...  Read more...

 

poster imageAdult Interpretations of Potential Communicative Acts in Individuals with Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disability that affects 1 in 10,000 females and is one of the most common causes of profound disability in girls. Individuals with RTT demonstrate significant deficits in communication skills, but...  Read more... 

 

poster imageAn iPod-Based Enuresis Alarm and Corresponding Manual for Teaching Toileting Skills to Children with Autism

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often delayed in acquiring toileting skills, with skill acquisition often taking a year or more of training to accomplish. Urinary incontinence may...  Read more...

 

poster imageThe Relationship among Anxiety, Depression, and Family Functioning in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In individuals with developmental disabilities, interactions among parent, child, and family characteristics is particularly important. The impact of anxiety and depression on family functioning...  Read more...

 

poster imagePuedo Comunicarme! A Model for Providing Augmentative and Alternative (AAC) Interventions to Nonverbal Children with ASD from Bilingual Homes

This poster presents data from preliminary work with bilingual families in the iCan Chat project which sought to improve the communication skills of nonverbal children with ASD and related disabilities by coaching parents and providing ...  Read more... 

 

 

Collaboration Among New Hampshire's LEND, Title V, Family Voices, and Council on ASD: Implementing a HRSA State Planning Grant

Partnerships among several HRSA funded programs in New Hampshire form a strong foundation for identifying strengths, gaps, and solutions for improving the system of care for individuals on the autism spectrum...   Read more...

 

Supporting Families from Underserved Communities after an Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder with Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers (FITT)

Access to quality early intervention services for toddlers with ASD in rural communities is rare across the country. Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers (FITT) was developed as a structured teaching...  Read more...

 

Maternal Plasma Folate Levels in Pregnancy and Early Child Cognitive and Language Development

Fetal central nervous system (CNS) development is reliant on the adequacy of the maternal micronutrient folate levels. Folate is a water-soluble vitamin which is involved with cell proliferation...  Read more...

 

poster imageAutism Fellows Team: An Interdisciplinary Training Model

CA-LEND's Autism Fellow Team is an innovative interdisciplinary training model, developed to meet the objective of the CAAI to increase awareness, reduce barriers to screening, and promote... Read more..

 

poster imageResearchers and LEND Training Programs Join to Study Autism in Young Children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

TACERN: Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Autism Center of Excellence Research Network is a unique collaboration of five children's hospitals and five affiliated LEND training programs. The Network is currently... Read more...

 

poster imageHow to Differentiate Autism Spectrum Disorder from Hearing Loss

Through a case study, this poster focuses on avoiding missed diagnoses in children with both ASD and hearing loss due to overlap in symptomatology...  Read more...