Special Conference Gives Parents/Professionals Current Research Findings in Autism

April 5, 2001
Kennedy Krieger Institute Presents "Current Research Findings in Autism"

newFor more information on the 2004 conference, Autism: Early Detection and Intervention in Infants and Young Children, please visit autismconference.kennedykrieger.org


WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2001
9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bowles Auditorium, KKI Greenspring Campus
3825 Greenspring Avenue
WHAT: "Current Research Findings in Autism"
Annual Autism Conference
BRIEF
DESCRIPTION:
Parents and professionals are invited to participate in a special conference that provides important information on autism including early detection, medication and neuropsychological studies being conducted as well as educational issues.
SPEAKERS: Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Early detection of Autism and Clues to Causes of Autism through Infants

Elaine Tierney, M.D.
Director, Psychiatry
Medication Studies for Autism/PDD Currently being performed at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Hospital

Stewart Mostofsky, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Is Skill-Based Learning Important to Understanding Autism?

Melissa Goldberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Neuropsychological Studies of Brain Mechanisms in Autism

INFORMATION: Cost is $30.00 per person
Call Andrea Lightman for more information at 443-552-1010.

Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with disabilities resulting from disorders of the brain achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, community and school life.

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