Autism Spectrum Disorders

New Study Shows Minority Toddlers with Autism are More Delayed than Affected Caucasian Peers

February 21, 2012
Increased Awareness Among Clinicians and Parents Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis and Intervention for Minority Children with ASD

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The first prospective study of ethnic differences in the symptoms of autism in toddlers shows that children from a minority background have more delayed language, communication and gross motor skills than Caucasian children with the disorder. Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute concluded that subtle developmental delays may be going unaddressed in minority toddlers until more severe symptoms develop.

Research Discussion with Autism Expert Dr. Rebecca Landa

February 20, 2012
Topic: Study of Differences in Autism Symptoms Between Minority and Caucasian Toddlers

Dr. Rebecca LandaKennedy Krieger Institute researchers have published the first study of ethnic differences in the presentation of early symptoms of autism in toddlers, and the results show that children from a minority background have more delayed language, communication and gross motor skills than Caucasian children with the disorder. Drs.

ROAR Community Lecture: What Brain Changes Lead to the Early Development of Autism?

Apr 16 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where Do I Go from Here?

Jun 25 2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

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

About the Event:

Cathy Groschan, LCSW-C, clinical social worker, leads this discussion and takes your questions about getting a diagnosis, finding services, the education system, and more!

This is a FREE training for parents, family members, and professionals.

Toileting in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 9 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

About the Event:

Although toilet training is an important milestone in development, many children with autism spectrum disorders have difficulty learning this life skill due to the unique challenges that this disorder presents. Toilet training steps will be presented and discusses in the framework of an autism spectrum disorder.

How Do Students with Disabilities Achieve Success When School is Over? An Honest Dialogue and Strategies to Make it Work

Apr 24 2012 - 9:00am - 11:30am

Kennedy Krieger High School
3825 Greenspring Avenue
Bowles Board Room (Fourth Floor)
Baltimore, MD 21211

About the Event:

This presentation will review the challenges that students and families face as they prepare to leave the special education system and enter the adult world. The discussion will include strategies on how to plan ahead in order to get desired outcomes. This session will also include co-presenters (students and family members) who are participating in the transition process.

12th ANNUAL AUTISM CONFERENCE

Oct 25 2012 - 8:00am - Oct 26 2012 - 4:00pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

What is Your Special Education for Your Child?

Apr 3 2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

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

ROAR Scientific Lecture: Discovery of the Neural Developmental Bases of Autism -- From MRI to Neurons and Genes

Apr 16 2012 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

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