Autism Spectrum Disorders

Kennedy Krieger Institute Prominently Featured in Today Show Series and Newsweek Article

February 23, 2005

NBC Today Show Series on Autism:

Kennedy Krieger Institute autism programs, research, families and experts were featured on the Today Show series, Autism: The Hidden Epidemic? Originally aired at 8:10 and 9:10 a.m. the week of February 21-25, the series explored tough questions about autism’s causes as well as the benefits of early detection, early intervention, education and advocacy. The culmination of the series was an interview with Kennedy Krieger President & CEO Dr.

Why Do Children With Autism Wander and Bolt From Safe Places?

March 30, 2011
Interactive Autism Network launches first-ever national survey to study critical safety issue in autism community

(Baltimore, MD) -- Today, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), with support from leading autism advocacy groups, launches the first major survey to study the experience of wandering and elopement, or escaping, among individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The tendency of individuals with ASD to wander or “bolt” puts them at risk of trauma, injury or even death, yet information on this critical safety issue is lacking.

ROAR for Autism

Apr 29 2012 - 7:00am - 7:00pm

ROAR for Autism is a bike ride, nature walk, and family fun festival dedicated to raising funds for autism research and programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute. This journey through the scenic neighborhoods of Baltimore County, including walking trails at Oregon Ridge Parks in Cockeysville, is geared towards families and riders of all ages and experience levels. The event also offers fun family festivities, entertainment, and refreshments.

Experts to Discuss Latest Advancements in Intervention and Treatment Strategies Across the Lifespan of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

October 5, 2011
Kennedy Krieger Institute to Host 11th Annual Autism Conference for Parents, Professionals, and Policy Makers

BALTIMORE, MD -- Distinguished researchers, clinicians, and medical professionals will gather on October 20th and 21st to share recent findings and information on autism, a complex, life-altering, developmental disorder affecting 1 in every 110 children. This two-day conference, hosted by Kennedy Krieger Institute will provide a comprehensive view of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including evidence-based early intervention approaches and strategies.

New Findings Validate the Accuracy of Autism Diagnosis in Children with Down Syndrome

October 4, 2011
Study shows DSM criteria can be used to identify autism in children with Down syndrome.

October 4, 2011 (Baltimore, MD) -- New findings from a 16-year study confirm that the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the gold-standard for the classification of mental health conditions, can be used to accurately identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children with Down syndrome, according to research from Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Emerging Themes in Autism Etiology: Genes and Environment

Oct 10 2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Please join the Center for Autism and Related Disorders for its next "Seminars on Autism" event.

This seminar is entitled Emerging Themes in Autism Etiology: Genes and Environment. The invited speaker will be M. Daniele Fallin, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Epidemiology (CADDE) at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

This seminar will be held on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Meyer 1-191.

Advanced Sensory Training: Translating Evidence into Practice

Nov 9 2011 - 8:00am - 4:30pm

3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor Conference Room
Baltimore, Maryland 21211

Seminars on Autism

Sep 12 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Meyer 1-191

Topic: Behavioral Assays for Genetic Mouse Models of Autism -- Testing Hypotheses and Discovering Treatments

Invited Speaker: Jacqueline N. Crawley, PhD, Chief of the Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland

Hosts: Drs. Rebecca Lands (Kennedy Krieger Institute) and Carlos A. Pardo (Neurology)

What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention and How Can it Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum?

Nov 15 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211

Free Training for Parents and Professionals
This presentation will provide an overview of strategies, program, techniques, and technology available in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and how this information can be applied to children with autism spectrum disorder.

Presenters will include:

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