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What Would "Better" Diagnosis of ASDs Look Like?: DSM-5 and Beyond

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Health Care for Persons with ID/DD: Trends, Characteristics and Challenges

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University of Rochester Webinar Series: Autism Across the Lifespan

The University of Rochester's Program in Aging and Developmental Disabilities (PADD) is offering a webinar series Autism Across the Lifespan. Sessions in this Webinar Series include: "Why Autism Across the Lifespan," "Issues and Considerations in Assessing Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders," "Future Care Planning for Persons with Autism" and "Assessing for Autism in Children with Down syndrome: Issues and Considerations in Screening and Diagnostic Assessment Practices" For more information and to register for the webinars go PADD's website.


Leadership & Interdisciplinary Collaboration; a Webinar from the MCHB/AUCD LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program (Part 1 of 3)

This first of three webinars identified activities designed to promote leadership, cultural diversity, interdisciplinary collaboration, and family-centered services among pediatric audiology trainees. Participants learned about challenges faced by LEND audiology programs and strategies used to address these challenges. Webinar participants also received information on useful resources and research developed by recipients of the LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Sub-awards.


The LEAP Model of Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

For the last five years Dr. Strain and his colleagues (particularly Ted Bovey) have conducted what is the largest randomized trial of early intervention in the autism field. It is also the first early intervention randomized trial of a school-based model and the first randomized evaluation of inclusive services for young children with autism.
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Autism Case Training (ACT) - A Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum

This curriculum is designed to educate future pediatricians on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders. It was developed in a partnership between HRSA's MCHB Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Training Program and CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." team.


Team Up 2011: Evidence Based Interventions for Children with Autism

This three day conference will provide information on the common issues that impact the daily functioning of a child with autism as well as practical solutions for these issues. It will also highlight common medical issues of children with autism spectrum disorders. Through this conference, we hope to bring together clinicians, educators and parents who provide care for children with autism in Arkansas and provide a forum for dialogue about issues that affect the well-being of these children.


Research Based Intervention: Ensuring Program Quality for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

It is critical for parents and professionals serving someone with ASD to utilize practices determined to be effective through research. This webcast will provide a comprehensive description of evidence-based practices for individuals with ASD.


SENSE Theatre Camp Performance

SENSE Theatre, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, and the University School of Nashville invite you to a delightful evening of inspired entertainment. Be a part of SENSE Theatre's inaugural Nashville performance as young campers with autism spectrum disorders step into the footlights with youth actors from USN Theatre Guild. As the grand finale to their two-week camp of learning, skill building and friendship, the cast will take you on a whimsical, musical, and lyrical journey in "Bridges." Be there and experience first hand the promise of this special program.


Korean Study on Prevalence of Autism: Findings and Implications

The Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder has long been a matter of interest. The particular focus of this interest has been related to the prevalence of this clinical syndrome. Since Autism was identified as a distinct syndrome by Dr. Leo Kanner in 1942, the has been considerable speculation about the actual prevalence of ASD and whether increasing incidence is contributing to the rise in prevalence. This is because studies over the past 40-50 years have reported progressive larger ASD prevalence with original rates reported to be 5 cases/10,000 with more later studies reporting prevalence ranging from 0.6-1.1%. More recently, the first complete population study of ASD reported a prevalence of 2.64% or 1 in 38. Initially regarded as an astounding large prevalence, careful examination provides interesting insights into the phenomenon of ASD and sets the stage for further investigations and models for intervention. We examine autism epidemiology in detail and explore its implications for future research and clinical practice.
pdf File Dr Leventhal June 28 2011.pdf [download]


42nd Autism Society National Conference and Exposition

The Autism Society recognizes that families and individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder have a range of issues and needs. The Autism Society's National Conference addresses the range of issues affecting people with autism including early intervention, education, employment, behavior, communication, social skills, biomedical interventions and others, across the entire lifespan.


Autism and Environment Webinar

Eager to learn more about biomedical aspects of autism and environmental influences on autism spectrum disorders? Join internationally known autism experts and physician researchers for a state of the science review of autism and environment. Dr. Martha Herbert, M.D.,Ph.D. of Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Dr. Claudia Miller, M.D., M.S. of the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio will review the dramatic rise in autism, the role of environment in autism, the whole body aspects of autism and the implications of toxic exposures in immune function and autism. Part one of a two-part series sponsored by the Autism Society of America.


Autism Summer Institute: Everybody Reads, Everybody Writes, Everybody Has Something to Say

The 13th Annual Autism Summer Institute hosted by the IOD in New Hampshire will feature a strand specifically for adolescents and young adults who experience autism organized by the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, age-specific content, a hands-on technology exploration lab, and evening film screenings.


Paving the Way to Adult Health Care - The New Clinical Report on Health Care Transition

This webinar will walk attendees through the new clinical report describing what is needed for smooth transitions from pediatric to adult health care. The webinar will include a brief overview of Got Transition's quality improvement initiatives through Learning Collaboratives in Washington, DC, Denver and Boston.


Early Child hood Outcomes Data under IDEA; A presentation and National Update from The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

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