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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

2020 JHSPH Autism Awareness and Acceptance photo collage


Calendar of Events

Monday, April 19

Noon to 1 p.m. The Wendy Klag Center will host two presentations about the effect of COVID on ASD.  Presenters will be Arun Karpur, MD, Autism Speaks' director of data science and evaluation research, addressing the effects of COVID on families, including food insecurity, and Luke Kalb, PhD, director of the informatics program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders, and assistant professor in the JHSPH Department of Mental Health, on the RadX-up COVID testing initiative in special education school populations. Contact Meghana Shetty at for the Zoom link. 

Thursday, April 22

The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) will host its annual TED-style “Day of Learning” science conference from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Tickets are free. Registration required at this link.

 Friday, May 7

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Research Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute will host a journal club. The topic and speaker will be announced later.  Contact Erin Jones at for the Zoom link. 

Monday, May 17

Noon to 1 p.m. The Wendy Klag Center will host a "chalk talk" about autism research. Presenter and topic will be announced later. Contact Meghana Shetty at for the Zoom link.