Autism Spectrum Disorders Research

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Addressing the Challenges of Raising Children on the Autism Spectrum

Jan 9 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building, 3rd Floor Large Conference Room
Baltimore, Maryland 21211


This training will provide caregivers with strategies for balancing personal, familial and professional responsibilities. Participants will receive information on adapting to their child’s unique needs, as well as resources available to support and guide them on their journey through Autism.

Presenters: Elie Sollins, LGSW and Chuck Brown, LCSW-C

Infant Head Lag May Raise a Red Flag for Autism

by Martie
November 2, 2012
A simple diagnostic test may help parents and pediatricians identify babies at risk for autism as early as six months of age.

Experts agree that early intervention in children with autism can lead to better outcomes later in life. Typically, autism is not diagnosed until age three or four, when delays in speech and social interaction become evident. New research by Dr. Joanne Flanagan and Dr. Rebecca Landa, director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, has identified a simple test that can raise a red flag for autism as early as six months.

Distinct developmental PATTERNS identified in children with autism During their first three years

October 30, 2012
Kennedy Krieger researchers find a preclinical phase in children with autism that is not easily detected

BALTIMORE, Md. (October 30, 2012) – In the largest prospective study to date of children with early and later manifestation of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) compared to children without ASD, researchers found two distinct patterns of language, social and motor development in the children with ASD. Published in the journal Child Development, the study found that early in development, children who display early signs of ASD show greater initial delay across multiple aspects of development compared to children whose ASD symptoms emerge later.

Nearly Half Of Children With Autism Wander Or “Bolt” From Safe Places

October 8, 2012
Study by Kennedy Krieger’s Interactive Autism Network finds children with autism are four times more likely to wander than their unaffected siblings

(Baltimore, MD) – A new study published today in the journal Pediatrics (Epub ahead of print) found that nearly half of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are reported to wander or “bolt,” and more than half of these children go missing.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Collaborates On Groundbreaking International Initiative To Advance Autism Research

September 24, 2012
Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE) Represents Unprecedented Progress in Autism Research Community

Kennedy Krieger Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center announced today the creation of a new groundbreaking collaboration in autism research. The Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE) is a database of brain scans from more than 15 leading international research institutions and academic medical centers. ABIDE was designed to advance scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by allowing researchers to share autism data within the broader scientific community. The collaboration is led by NYU Langone and Kennedy Krieger Institute.

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.

Strategies for Providing Social Role Models for Preschool Children with Autism: Lessons from the Model Inclusion Child Care Program at CARD

Aug 8 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

New Study Shows Simple Task at Six Months of Age May Predict Risk of Autism

May 16, 2012
Kennedy Krieger Researchers Reveal New Findings on Earliest Signs of Motor Delay in Infants

BALTIMORE, MD -- A new prospective study of six-month-old infants at high genetic risk for autism identified weak head and neck control as a red flag for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and language and/or social developmental delays. Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute concluded that a simple "pull-to-sit" task could be added to existing developmental screenings at pediatric well visits to improve early detection of developmental delays.

Play With A Purpose: Being An Effective Play Partner to Your Child

Sep 12 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

About the Event:

During this presentation, parents and caregivers will learn how to join and expand their child's play to promote higher levels of engagement and learning. Presenters for this event include:

Breaking Autism's Silence, Two Wheels and One Step at a Time

April 10, 2012
Kennedy Krieger's Annual Bike Ride, Nature Walk and Family Fun Festival to Support Autism Research

BALTIMORE, MD -- In honor of Autism Awareness Month, friends and families will join together, on bike and by foot, at Kennedy Krieger Institute's annual ROAR for Autism event Sunday, April 29 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. Kennedy Krieger Institute is one of the nation's leaders in autism research, and strives to improve the lives of children with autism through cutting edge research and care.

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