Transition to Adult Healthcare for Young Adults with Autism

February 01, 2017, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Adolescence is a time of transition for young adults and their families, with young adults entering the workforce and parents deciding on financial and legal issues. The purpose of this presentation is to help young adults and their families through the process of transition to an adult primary care provider.

Presentation Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Learn about young adults on the spectrum's transition to adult medical care.
  • Understand their role in facilitating this transition.
  • Explore barriers and receive resources to facilitate this period of transition.

Presenters: Deepa Menon, M.D. and Sara Uram, MSW, LCSW-C

Dr. Menon received her medical training at Madras Medical College in Chennai, India, graduating with the bachelor of medicine/bachelor of science (MBBS) degree in 1991. She subsequently completed pediatric residency training at the Cook County Children's Hospital in Chicago, IL, in 1997 and joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2003 as a resident in neurodevelopmental disabilities through the Johns Hopkins University. Since graduating from the residency program in 2007, she has been an active member of the medical staff at Kennedy Krieger Institute and works in the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) as the Associate Medical Director at CARD. Since 2013 she has also been involved in staffing the joint Atlantic General Hospital / Kennedy Krieger Institute Telemedicine Clinic, serving the population on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is currently serving as the Director of the Telemedicine Committee at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Sara is a licensed social worker at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Ms. Uram has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum in several capacities for nearly two decades. In her current role as a mental health clinician at CARD Clinic, Ms. Uram has developed a passion for working with individuals and their families during the transition to adulthood.

Location:

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211

Audience:

Parents, family members and professionals

This is a FREE training! To register, visit www.kennedykriegercard.eventbrite.com or call Hanna Hutter at (443) 923-7596.

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