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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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Room W4007. Weiyan Li, MPH, PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology, will present Yip, B. H. K. et al. Caesarean section and risk of autism across gestational age: a multi-national cohort study of 5 million births. Int J Epidemiol (2016). Faculty discussant will be Dani Fallin, PhD, chair of the department of Mental Health. Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies served.

Wednesday, March 1

Department of Mental Health noon seminar: Luke Kalb, MHS, Department of Mental Health 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, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Director of the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.  Title TBD. Hampton House auditorium

Monday, March 13

Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Room W4007. Anita Apanjwani, PhD candidate, will present: Singh K, et al., Sulforaphane treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Proc National Acad Sciences 111, No 43, 2014. Faculty Discussant will be Jed W. Fahey, Sc.D, Assistant Professor of Medicine and of International Health. Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies served.

Wednesday, March 15

Department of Mental Health noon seminar: Amy Keefer, PhD,  ABPP, supervising clinical psychologist, Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders; instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. "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. 

Thursday, May 4

IMFAR Sneak Peek. Noon to 2 p.m. in Feinstone Hall (E2030).  Those who have been accepted to present at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) can practice their talks, while others can get a "sneak peek" at local autism researchers' new research and posters. Refreshments will be served. Add to Outlook calendar

May 10-13

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

Tuesday, May 16

Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. Noon to 1 p.m. in Room W4013. Lydia Stewart, MHS, PhD candidate in the Department of Mental Health, will present. Details to be announced later. Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies served.