Autism

 

Upcoming Events

AIR-P Presents: IDD Curricula in the Health Professions: Current State and Future Directions

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
4:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

While most medical students report that they want to learn more about seeing patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and feel underprepared to serve these patients when they graduate from their programs, the actual amount and quality of IDD-focused curricular content in medical and dental school curricula greatly varies between institutions. This webinar will present data from a recent WITH-funded research project examining the development of inclusive IDD curricula at medical and dental schools, and will also introduce an AADMD initiative, NICHE medical, that coordinates and supports medical schools who are working to develop innovative, community-engaged IDD curricula.

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Past Events

AIR-P Presents: Health of Autistic People During the COVID-19 Pandemic: National Autism Indicators Report Findings

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
4:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

This webinar will explore findings from the latest National Autism Indicators Report (NAIR) focused on health care in autistic people during the COVID-19 pandemic. This report examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and health care among autistic children and adults. To build a comprehensive picture, we included various data sources.

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AIR-P Neurology Node Updates: Examining co-occurring neurologic conditions in autism across a lifespan

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
4:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

Dr. Rujuta Bhatt Wilson will share Neurology Node Updates from the AIR-P project. The webinar will include updates on intervention studies, examining neurologic conditions in genetic Neurodevelopmental syndromes, and examination of the prevalence of co-occurring neurologic and neurodegenerative diseases in autism in adulthood.

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Autism Special Interest Group (SIG)

Goals of the Autism SIG

The goal of this special interest group is to improve the quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum (AS) and their families. We are an interdisciplinary, inclusive group that values active participation by all stakeholders, including autistic individuals, family members, clinicians, educators, and researchers. 

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SIG Leadership 

Co-Chairs (2022-present)

  • Gyasi Burtks-Abbott, LEND Program at Boston Children's Hospital and UMass Boston's Institute for Community Inclusion
  • Anjali Rao, University of Chicago
 
 Past SIG Leadership 
  • Brian Be,Self-Advocacy Coordinator, JFK Partners, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Laura Carpenter, SC LEND Training Director, Medical University of South Carolina
 
 
 

ITAC

The Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) provides technical assistance to LENDs and DBPs to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The ITAC website contains news, resources, and information tailored for LENDs and DPBs as well as the medical and public health communities and families of children with ASD/DD. ITAC and its projects were designed in collaboration with federal staff, program directors, and families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

www.aucd.org/itac.