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The Progression of AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER in the First Years of Life (Webinar)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
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This presentation will focus on the emergence of Autism Disorders (ASD) from infancy through 36 months of age. Data from a longitudinal, prospective study of ASD will be shared. Evidence of social, language, communication, and motor disruption in infants at risk for ASD, and the trajectory of change within these developmental systems from 6-36 months within children who do and do not have ASD will be shared. The different developmental trajectories associated with early versus later manifestation of ASD will be presented, as will evidence of the progressive nature of ASD. Videotaped examples will be used to highlight the differences between typical development and ASD. Early predictors of ASD and implications for early detection of ASD will be discussed. Information about screening for ASD in toddlers and about the evidence-based Early Achievements intervention for toddlers with ASD will be presented.
AUDIENCE: Early Intervention providers and administrators, early childhood providers and administrators, and families of young children with ASD
FACILITATOR : Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Director , KKI Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The John Hopkins School of Medicine.
Partners: Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University, Integrated Training Collaborative and Va-LEND; Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Autism Center for Excellence at VCU; VDOE’s Training and Technical Assistance Center at VCU; and the Virginia Department of Education
This professional development activity is supported by the Integrated Training Collaborative (ITC), with funding support from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).