Autism and Related Disorders

Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here?

Dec 10 2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Balitmore, MD 21211

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Presented by: Cathy Groschan, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker.

In this Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) training, the presenter will lead the discussion and take your questions about getting a diagnosis, finding  services, the education system and more! This is an introductory training for parents.

Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here?

Sep 26 2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Balitmore, MD 21211

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Presented by: Cathy Groschan, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker.

In this Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) training, the presenter will lead the discussion and take your questions about getting a diagnosis, finding  services, the education system and more! This is an introductory training for parents.

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.

Anna Maria Wilms Floet, M.D.

Anna Maria Wilms Floet
Faculty Member

This Profile is Currently Under Development.

Budding Friendships

Social Skills Program Helps Children With Autism

Budding FriendshipsWeekday mornings are always a struggle in the Smith household. Like most preteens, Joseph likes to sleep. The 12-year-old is slow to start and has trouble shifting gears -especially before breakfast. Constant prompting from his mom Kathleen keeps him on track, and eventually, he gets himself bathed, dressed, fed, and out the door to school.

Piecing together the Autism Education Puzzle

Families whose children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder typically have a wide range of reactions: sadness, fear, and, for some, relief at having a name for their child's challenges. While they all have drastically different experiences, almost all agree on one thing: there aren't enough educational professionals trained to help their children.

Working at Play

Holly Lewis
Maddox
A Child's Work Is to Play, But Not All Children Know How. Several Programs at Kennedy Krieger Teach Them -- For the Sake of More Than Just Amusement.

Corey Opher, Jr.The playroom of Kennedy Krieger Institute's Achievements program doesn't look like a typical child's playroom. There are no blocks, books, dolls or trucks lining the shelves or scattered about the floor. In fact, the room seems practically devoid of toys, those things that inspire the imaginations of children but it's not.

NIH Funds New National Study Center for Study of Autism

Julie
Lincoln
Kennedy Krieger Institute Designated As One of Eight Comprehensive Research Centers in Country

Dr. Rebecca LandaIn a major announcement, the National Institutes of Health has awarded Kennedy Krieger Institute a five-year, $7.7 million grant to become a national center devoted to autism research, focusing on neurobiologic origins of autism, as well as early detection and intervention.

Research Frontiers: Communicating Milestones, When 2 Worry

Katherine
Holman
Kennedy Krieger Study Focuses on Following Children through the "Gray Period" of Language Development

Communication Milestones: When 2 WorryThe early years of a child's life are an exciting and promising time. Parents eagerly anticipate seeing their child's first steps and hearing her first words. But what happens when time passes and these milestones don't occur? When should parents seek help, and where can they find it?

On the Spectrum: One Family's Autism Journey

Allison
Eatough

The Maloni BoysDominic Maloni could not have been a better baby. He was quiet and easy going. In his first year of life, he met all of the usual milestones sitting up, speaking his first words, walking.

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