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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

2017 Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

2017 autism awareness and acceptance 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, June 4

Autism prevalence symposium, sponsored by the Wendy Klag Center. "Why Counts Count: Today's Autism Numbers, Tomorrow's Projections" will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in Sheldon Hall, followed by a reception in the Monument Street Gallery until 5 p.m. All events will be in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205. The free symposium will feature three main talks, followed by a panel discussion. The main talk topics are: 

Panelists will include Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., C.R.C, the manager of programs and education at Towson University's Hussman Center for Adults with Autism; Maureen Van Stone, Esq., interim director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities; Terri Savage, Ed.D., acting executive director of the Howard County Department of Special Education; Rhonda Workman, director of federal programs for the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration; and Eric Salzano, executive director of CSAAC. The event will be webcast at  If you would like to attend in person and are not affiliated with Johns Hopkins, please register at this Eventbrite link. If you need disability access information or listening devices, please contact Scott Klein by email or at 410-614-1550. The event is free. Add to Outlook calendar

Friday, June 8

Louis El Khoury, PhD, a postdoctoral candidate for a Wendy Klag Center position, will present "How Universal is the Epigenetic Clock?"  at 11 a.m. in Room W2008 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  El Khoury is senior research fellow in behavioral and neural genetics at the Mayo Clinic. Add to Outlook calendar