Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Role of Public Health

Thursday, April 17, 2008- Thursday, April 17, 2008
3:00 p.m. Eastern - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Webcast

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and CityMatCH present Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health Conference Series: Sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau & CDC National Center on Developmental Disabilities Prevention.



To increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and highlight opportunities for public health professionals to play a role in helping those affected to reach their full potential.

Participants will gain knowledge of :

  • Autism spectrum disorders and  their  impact on children and families
  • CDC's ongoing surveillance and research in the area of autism spectrum disorders
  • CDC's  "Learn the Signs. Act Early." campaign and related resources
  • The important roles public health can play in increasing dialogue about important developmental milestones, identifying children at risk for ASDs, and connecting children and families to appropriate early intervention.



Dr. Catherine Rice, PhD

Lead Health Scientist and Surveillance Team Lead

Developmental Disabilities Branch, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC


Katie P. Kilker, MPH, CHES

Health Communication Specialist

Prevention Research Branch, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC


Dr. Paul Carbone, MD

Assistant Professor

Division of General Pediatrics, University of Utah


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Questions? Please contact Erin