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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 "Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here?" and "What is Transition Planning for a Teen with an ASD Diagnosis?"  Find out more and register.

Wed., October 5

Howard County Transition Fair. Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD 21044.  6-8 p.m. Parents and guardians are invited to learn about options available to young adults receiving education services and transition planning for life after high school. Agencies will provide information on the services that are available to your transition student. Find out more about this and other events at Howard County Autism Society.

Monday, October 10

Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Room W4007. Presenter will be Benjamin Ackerman, BA, doctoral student in biostatistics. Faculty Discussant will be Heather Volk, PhD.  Paper is: M. Li et al., Association of maternal obesity and diabetes with Autism and Other developmental disabilities. Pediatrics 2016 Feb;137(2).  Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies served. Add to Outlook calendar

Thursday and Friday, October 13-14

Kennedy Krieger Institute's 16th Annual Autism Conference. The two-day conference addresses a wide range of topics across the lifespan, including: sensory integration, positive behavior programs in classrooms, social communication assessment in school-aged children with ASD, unaddressed issues for late teens and young adults with ASD, executive function, early detection and intervention, toilet training, and nutrition. Find out more here.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Parent Empowerment Conference at Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church-Family Life Center. 3100 Walbrook Ave., Baltimore, MD 21216.  Free event for families of children with special needs ages 3-21, cargivers and professionals.  Sessions on understanding challenging behavior, participating in IEP meetings, advocating for one's child, and preventing caregiver burnout. Registration and community resource fair starts at 8 a.m. Conference ends at 3:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Baltimore City Public Schools' Office of Specialized Services, Partners for Success Resource Center for Families and Schools, and the Parents' Place of Maryland.  Register here.  Questions? Michelle Grant-Thornton, Family Support Specialist, PFS@bcps.k12.md.us, 443-642-3848.

Monday, November 14

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.

Tuesday, December 6

Daniel Almirall, PhD, of the University of Michigan, will present a talk with the Department of Biostatistics' causal inference group. Details to come. Find out more about Almirall here.

Monday, December 12

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.

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.

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.

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. https://www.facebook.com/HonestlyAutismDay/

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.