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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.

Thursday, Sept. 14

4-5 p.m. Wendy Klag Center Student and Faculty Social. Room E9519 in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205.   Learn about research, internships, grant funding, journal club, and other information about the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Meet WKC-affiliated faculty and meet others who share an interest in autism and developmental disabilities. Add to Outlook calendar.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

The National Institute of Mental Health will host a panel discussion and webcast on "Autism in Girls and Women" from 1-3:30 p.m. at 6001 Executive Blvd. in Rockville, MD.  The meeting is free and open to the  public. Speakers will include Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, Dr. Pamela Ventola, and Ms. Zoe Gross. Visit this link for more information and the webcast information.   

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26.  REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPT. 18. The event,  “Promote Health Equity: Understanding and Addressing Underserved Populations,” has a number of speakers with expertise in autism and other developmental disabilities, including Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop, formerly of the CDC; Andrew Imparato, executive director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD); W. Benjamin Jackson III, an attorney at Disability Rights Maryland; and Dr. Harolyn Belcher, a professor of pediatrics who is jointly appointed at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health.   Registration is free for students, residents and community members. There is a $150 conference fee for faculty, researchers, and clinicians  The event location starts at 8 a.m. Sept. 26 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1800 Orleans St., Baltimore, MD 21287, in the Chevy Chase Conference Center Auditorium, Sheikh Zayed Tower, Room 2119.  Part of the afternoon session will be at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Find details in the attached flier and here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=t74qmveab&oeidk=a07eeh93y8313d657aa

Thursday, Sept. 28

Vince Calhoun, PhDDistinguished Professor at the University of New Mexico, and Chief Executive Officer of the Mind Research Network, will present “Discovering patterns of promise for unravelling the mystery of the human brain in health and disease,” from 1-2 p.m. Sept. 28 in Meyer 1-191 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Professor Calhoun is an engineer who trained at Johns Hopkins and at UMBC, and is among the most distinguished experts in functional MR imaging in the nation. His areas of focus have been methods development and applications to schizophrenia, though he has also more recently broadened his work to include imaging genetics, and other areas of psychiatry such as mood disorders and autism

Monday, Nov. 6

12:15-1 p.m.  Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. Room W4007 in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205.  Presenter to be announced. Join in this interesting and informal journal club and learn the latest about autism and developmental disabilities research.  Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies will be served. Add to Outlook calendar.

Monday, Dec. 4

12:15-1 p.m.  Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. Room W4007 in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205.  Presenter to be announced. Join in this interesting and informal journal club and learn the latest about autism and developmental disabilities research.  Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies will be served. Add to Outlook calendar

Monday, Feb. 5

12:15-1 p.m.  Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. Room W4007 in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205.  Presenter to be announced. Join in this interesting and informal journal club and learn the latest about autism and developmental disabilities research.  Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies will be served. Add to Outlook calendar

Monday, March 5

12:15-1 p.m.  Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. Room W4007 in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205.  Presenter to be announced. Join in this interesting and informal journal club and learn the latest about autism and developmental disabilities research.  Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies will be served. Add to Outlook calendar

Monday, April 2 - World Autism Day

12:15-1 p.m.  Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. Room W4007 in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205.  Presenter to be announced. Join in this interesting and informal journal club and learn the latest about autism and developmental disabilities research.  Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies will be served. Add to Outlook calendar

Monday, May 7 

12:15-1 p.m.  Wendy Klag Center Journal Club. Room W4007 in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205.  Presenter to be announced. Join in this interesting and informal journal club and learn the latest about autism and developmental disabilities research.  Feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and cookies will be served. Add to Outlook calendar

May 9-12

International Meeting for Autism Research 2018, in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tuesday, Sept. 26

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Kennedy Krieger Institute's Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency Conference. "Promote Health Equity: Understanding and Addressing Underserved Populations."  The event location starts at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1800 Orleans St., Baltimore, MD 21287, in the Chevy Chase Conference Center Auditorium, Sheikh Zayed Tower, Room 2119.  Part of the afternoon session will be at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Details and registration is available at this link.  One of the key speakers is Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, a pediatrician and adjunct professor at Emory University who led the CDC's Developmental Disabilities Branch from 1999 to 2015.  Registration is free for students, residents and community members. There is a $150 conference fee for faculty, researchers, and clinicians.