17th Annual Autism Conference

October 12, 2017 (All day) to October 13, 2017 (All day)
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17th Annual Autism Conference
Sponsored by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders

This annual conference is the premier educational autism event in the mid-Atlantic region for educators, clinicians, families, researchers, and healthcare professionals hoping to increase their understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Featuring some of the nation’s leading autism experts. Topics include:

  • Play in Assessment and Learning for Children with Delays
  • Social Tools And Rules for Transitions (START):  An experiential social immersion intervention for adolescents and young adults with ASD
  • Trauma and Autism: Prevalence, Assessment, Treatment
  • Teachers and Paraprofessionals:  Working as a Team
  • Developing Oral Language Through Use of Books:   Strategies for  Speech-language  Pathologists and Parents
  • Targeting Medical Transition for Youth with ASD:  a road map for youth, parents and professionals
  • The Neuropsychology of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Early Detection of ASD:  Perspectives and Processes
  • Meeting the Needs of ALL Children: Supporting High Quality Preschool Inclusion
  • From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks:  Ways to Differentiate and Adapt Curriculum in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms
  • Tackling the Uncomfortable: Teaching Intimate Relationships to Adolescents and Adults with High Functioning Autism
  • An Innovative Web-Based Autism Screener for Ages 1-5 Years

Keynote speakers:

  • John Pruett Jr, MD, PhD - Predicting Autism with Infant Brain MRI

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology, and Psychological & Brain Sciences, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University, St. Louis, MO

  • Benjamin and Malva Tarasewicz, DMA - Breaking Through Barriers

For a complete listing of speakers, topics and registration information, visit AutismConference.KennedyKrieger.org.

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