The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland will be hosting a series of monthly informational sessions in the coming months. The STAR (Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources) sessions are free to parents of children on the autism spectrum and autism professionals.
2011 STAR Schedule at Card at Kennedy Krieger
• Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Sleep and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented by: Dr. Jennifer Accardo. Sleep problems are common in typically developing children, and even more common in children with autism. Children with autism often face more challenges with sleep than their peers. Learn more about sleep disorders and how they can affect children with autism in this session.
• Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Making Sense of Autism Interventions. Presented by: Paula Danquah-Brobby, MS, BCBA. The presentation will cover and explain commonly used/implemented, evidence-based autism interventions (e.g., Discrete Trial Teaching, Pivotal Response Treatment, Structured Teaching, Floor Time, etc.).
• Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Social Skills Intervention for High-Functioning School-Aged Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented by: Drs. Amy Keefer and Amanda Santanello, with Sean Logie. This presentation will include information on interventions used to improve social interaction skills in high-functioning school-aged children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
• Monday, March 19th, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM: Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here? Presented by: Cathy Groschan, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker. This is an introductory training for parents.
For more information or to register for one of these free events, visit the CARD at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Eventbrite page.