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AUCD - Posters: Diagnostics

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Monday, November 9, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room Level


Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: Integrating Clinical and Research Experience
Kathleen Angkustsiri, MD, Fellow, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, UC Davis at the MIND Institute, UCEDD/LEND
Robin Hansen, MD, CA - Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Ins

The translational clinic for families of children with Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome at the UC Davis MIND Institute presents a model for how to use research clinic visits to educate families and increase awareness of this under-identified disorder, including modalities such as a teaching video and web-based survey.

Nate Noble, D.O., Developmental Fellow, Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND

A study to examine the clinical and financial outcomes of a hospital-based care coordination program within one population of children with special health care needs, pediatric tracheostomy.

A Training Model for the Diagnosis of Autism in Community Pediatric Practice
Zachary Warren, PHD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

In this study we discuss our attempts to develop a training program in Tennessee designed to help pediatricians identify and diagnose young children with ASD in the context of traditional community practice settings with a very time-limited framework.

Establishing a National Newborn Screening Program in Jordan and Review of Literature
Nadeen Jaradat, MS in Human Genetics, Genetic Counselor

This study discusses the infrastructure needed to establish a newborn screening program in a developing country such as Jordan, logistics and cost effectiveness, maintenance, challenges, the Islamic perspective, and the importance of providing genetic counseling in parallel with newborn screening for educational purposes as well as communication services.

Maternal Age Distribution in Children with Autism
Robert Marion, MD , MD, Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND
Maria Valicenti-McDermott, MD MS, NY - Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence
Tiffany Grider, MS, NY - Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence
Bethany Burrows, BA, NY - Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence

We observed a bimodal maternal age distribution at the time of birth of children with autism and low cognitive functioning with peaks at 27 and 35 years. This finding may involve a chromosomal abnormality (maternal non-disjunction), and suggests a possible additional etiology for autism.

The University Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Assessment Team: A transdisciplinary process for diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kathleen Green, B.S., Training Director, Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Stephen Rock, Ph.D.
Kate Green

A description of a transdisciplinary team process that assesses children suspected of having an autism spectrum or other neurodevelopmental disorders. Factors that influence a referral source to request an evaluation, parenting stress factors, and the efficacy of a transdisciplinary team versus an individual practitioner assessment are being investigated.