Autism Spectrum Disorders

US News & World Report: A Third of Autistic Children Also Have ADHD

June 5, 2013
Kennedy Krieger research shows that nearly one-third of children with autism also have ADHD.

About a third of children who have autism also have symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a study released Wednesday. According to researchers at the Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute, which studies autism, the two disorders may be somehow linked. 
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NBC4: Autism Screenings for Infants

May 29, 2013
A television segment spotlights our Center for Autism’s initiative to provide free developmental assessments to baby siblings most at risk of developing autism.

If you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, there's a 1 in 5 chance that your child's younger sibling will also have one. Now some doctors are offering free screenings for infant siblings in hopes that those who need treatment will get it sooner.
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ABC7: Protect Our Children

April 6, 2013
Dr. Paul Law discusses our Interactive Autism Network’s research findings on children with autism who wander from safe places.

Dr. Paul Law, co-author of a recent study by the Kennedy Krieger Institute, speaks to a phenomenon known as wandering. Alison Singer, Co-Founder & President of the Autism Science Foundation describes her own experiences with her 15 year old daughter and how more than 49% of autistic children have been put at risk by this behavior.
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ROAR Lecture: The Evolving Role of Technology in the Lives of Children with Autism

Oct 10 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Dr. Shic will discuss the following:

STAR Training: What is Transition Planning for a Teen with an ASD Diagnosis?

Sep 16 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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

ABOUT THE EVENT:

This presentation is for parents who have teens with ASD who are planning for a transition from school to college, employment, and/or community. Transition planning can be confusing and here is an opportunity to learn about the process. Resources will be shared.

Presenter: Catherine (Cathy) G. Groschan, LCSW-C

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

Sep 16 2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am

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

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Cathy Groshan will present in-depth information about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and discuss resources available in Maryland.  Questions from the audience are welcomed. After the presentation, the speaker will provide handouts that offer guidance related to getting a diagnosis, finding services, the education system and more.

Transition Success Story: James Williams III

by Kristina
Rolfes
August 2, 2013
James is redefining his potential thanks to more than 15 years of services at Kennedy Krieger, and parents who actively sought out vocational, employment, and social opportunities in the community.

James Williams IIIDoctors once told James Williams’s parents their son should be institutionalized due to his severe intellectual disability and autism. Now 22, James is employed and has an active social life.

Transitioning into the Great Unknown: Adulthood

August 2, 2013
Navigating the path to adulthood can be at turns frustrating, overwhelming, and rewarding.

By: Allison Eatough and Kristina Rolfes

Using iPads in the Classroom

Nov 6 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

ABOUT THE EVENT:

This presentation will provide suggestions as to how to effectively integrate iPads into instruction, as well as demonstrate several of the apps throughout. Participants will walk away with a deeper knowledge of what is out there and where to look for more apps of relevance!

Presenter: Deidre Rabuck, M.S.

Online Video To Help Physicians, Parents Recognize Early Signs Of Autism Released To Maryland Pediatricians

June 11, 2013
Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics partner to provide video tutorial to pediatricians statewide

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced today that a first-of-its-kind, free online video tutorial on early autism recognition will be distributed to member pediatricians throughout the state.

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