Experts To Discuss The Latest Advancements In Intervention And Treatment Of Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders

August 8, 2012
Kennedy Krieger Institute to Host 12th Annual Autism Conference for Parents, Professionals, and Policy Makers

BALTIMORE, MD Distinguished researchers, clinicians and medical professionals will gather on October 25th and 26th to share recent findings and information on autism, a complex, life-altering, developmental disorder affecting 1 in every 88 children. This two-day conference, hosted by Kennedy Krieger Institute, will provide a comprehensive view of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including red flags for autism in the first three years of life and evidence-based intervention approaches and strategies.

This year’s conference will feature presentations on evidence-based practices in the classroom, bullying prevention, empowerment strategies for parents, fitness for individuals with autism and more. Participants will learn about the latest advancements in autism research and identify a variety of approaches and techniques to address developmental challenges faced by individuals with ASD.

Conference Details – Understanding Autism: Finding Hope, Possibilities, and Solutions

Who: Parents, physicians, educators, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, policy makers and social workers.

When: October 25 & 26, 8am-4pm

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Timonium, MD

Speakers include:

  • Rebecca Landa, PhD, CCC-SLP, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Nancy Minshew, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Jim Ball, EdD, BCBA-D, JB Autism Consulting
  • Eric Chessen, MS, Autism Fitness
  • Ann  Cox, PhD, National Professional Development Center on ASD
  • Lori Ernsperger, PhD, Autism and Behavioral Consulting
  • Steve Lindauer, PhD, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • James Connell, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D, Eastern Region Autism Service Education Resource and Training
  • Shana Nichols, PhD, ASPIRE Center for Learning and Development
  • Roma Vasa, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Anna Maria Wilms Floet, MD, FAAP, Kennedy Krieger Institute

For public information and registration: www.autismconference.kennedykrieger.org
Media Contact:
Jennifer Burke, 443-923-7329, burkej@kennedykrieger.org

About Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 18,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.

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