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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

2016 Autism Awareness Month

2016 autism awareness photo at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Calendar of Events

Multiple dates

Kennedy Krieger's Center for Autism and Related Disorders hosts a number of free family education talks, such as "Creating a Language-Rich Home for Toddlers and Preschoolers with ASD" and "Taming Tantrums and Meltdowns."  Find out more and register.

Wednesday, December 7

Daniel Almirall, PhD, of the University of Michigan, will present a talk, "Adaptive Interventions and SMART Designs: Three Case Studies in Autism," at the Bloomberg School.  The talk, sponsored by the Wendy Klag Center, will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 845 of Hampton House, 624 N. Broadway.  Find out more about Almirall here.  See an abstract of his talk here. Add event to Outlook calendar

Monday, December 12

Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Room W4007. Vanya C. Jones, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society, will present L Kalb, R Vasa, E Ballard, Steven Woods, M Goldstein, H Wilcox.  Epidemiology of Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits in the US Among Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord (2016) 46:2756–2763.  Dr. Jones is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies served. Add to Outlook calendar

Friday, December 16

Wendy Klag Center holiday potluck lunch. Noon to 1:30 p.m. in Hampton House Room 845, 624 N. Broadway.  

Monday, February 13, 2017

Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Room W4007. Presenter and topic to be announced. Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies served.

Wednesday, March 1

Department of Mental Health noon seminar: Luke Kalb, DMH doctoral student, "Development and Psychometric Analysis of the Mental Health Crisis Assessment Scale in Youth with ASD." Hampton House auditorium

Wednesday, March 8

Department of Mental Health noon seminar: David Mandell, ScD, University of Pennsylvania.  Title TBD. Hampton House auditorium

Monday, March 13

Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Room W4007. Presenter and topic to be announced. Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies served.

Wednesday, March 15

Department of Mental Health noon seminar: Amy Keefer, PhD, of Kennedy Krieger Institute. "Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorders." Hampton House auditorium.

Friday, March 17

Christine Ladd-Acosta, PhD, to speak at the Department of Epidemiology's departmental seminar. Details to come.

Tuesday, April 4

"The Effect of State Insurance Mandates on Pharmacological Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders." Noon to 1 p.m., in Hampton House Room 688. Molly Candon, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, will present at a Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research (CHSOR) seminar. Event is co-organized by the Wendy Klag Center and the Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research. Lunch will be provided. Add to Outlook calendar

Monday, April 10

Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Room W4007. Presenter and topic to be announced. Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies served.

Saturday, April 22

8th Annual Honestly Autism Day.  This one-day conference draws parents, teachers and researchers. Held at the Radisson North Baltimore, in Timonium, MD.  Keynote speaker will be Chris Ulmer, teacher, speaker and founder of Special Books by Special Kids, presenting "Engaging Neurodiverse Individuals: The Power of Acceptance and Positivity."  Event is a collaboration by the Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake, Baltimore County Public Schools, and Towson University.  Event includes resource fair, breakout sessions, a teen panel and more. 

Monday, May 8

Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Room W4007. Presenter and topic to be announced. Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies served.

May 10-13

The 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) will be in San Francisco. More details here.