AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

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Past, Present and Future of Early Intervention: A view through the ASD Lens

Past, Present and Future of Early Intervention: A view through the ASD Lens

Past, Present and Future of Early Intervention: A view through the ASD Lens

Presenter:  Sally Rogers, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: January 1, 2016

Length: 1:05:04


Applying evidence-based strategies to classrooms serving children with autism spectrum disorder

Applying evidence-based strategies to classrooms serving children with autism spectrum disorder

Applying evidence-based strategies to classrooms serving children with autism spectrum disorder

Presenter: Aubyn Stahmer, PhD

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2015

Length: 56:07

Summary: Keynote Address from 2015 Summer Institute. Methods are needed to support teachers serving children with autism in public school settings. An example of active collaboration and partnership between researchers and teachers, which can lead to more effective practice, will be presented. Proximal and distal outcomes and benefits and barriers to collaborative research will be discussed.


The epidemiology of autism: Investigating perinatal risk factors

The epidemiology of autism: Investigating perinatal risk factors

The epidemiology of autism: Investigating perinatal risk factors

Presenter:  Lisa A. Croen, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Date: October 14, 2015

Length: 1:11:45

Abstract: Croen Abstract »


Reading development and instructional practices for students with high functioning autism

Reading development and instructional practices for students with high functioning autism

Reading development and instructional practices for students with high functioning autism

Presenter: Emily Solari, MA, PhD and Nancy McIntyre, BS, Doctoral Candidate

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2015

Length: 1:05:49

Summary: This presentation will discuss reading development in individuals with autism. Data from a large study of reading with students (grades 2-12) will be presented. The development and pilot implementation of a reading intervention for individuals with autism will be described.


From play dates to romantic dates: Social skills training for individuals with autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan

From play dates to romantic dates: Social skills training for individuals with autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan

From play dates to romantic dates: Social skills training for individuals with autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan

Presenter: Mina Park, PhD, BCBA-D

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: August 7, 2015

Length: 55:34

Summary: Social deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are evident in early childhood and persist across development. This presentation will review social functioning in ASD across the lifespan and explore how the PEERS®, an evidence-based social skills intervention, aims to enrich the social lives of individuals with ASD.


Learning and the Human Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Learning and the Human Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Learning and the Human Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Peter Mundy, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 18, 2015

Length: 1:28:00

Synopsis: The symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are most often described in terms of differences in social-engagement and communication. However, ASD also involves basic differences in the nature of learning. This presentation will discuss how recognizing the nature of these differences in learning have helped to advance research, assessment and, most importantly, interventions for affected children.


Pathways for Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pathways for Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pathways for Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.

Affiliation: Columbia University

Date: February 11, 2015

Synopsis: VanderWeele Abstract »

Length: 1:15:59


How the Diagnosis of Autism Helps Us Learn More About Autism

How the Diagnosis of Autism Helps Us Learn More About Autism

How the Diagnosis of Autism Helps Us Learn More About Autism

Date: December 10, 2014

Presenter: Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, San Diego

Synopsis: Natacha Abstract »

Length: 1:03:15


Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Student with ASD

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Student with ASD

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Student with ASD

Presenter: Ann England, M.A., CCC-SLP-L

Affiliation: California Department of Education

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:06:53

Summary: This presentation will help participants understand how the CCSS influence classroom instruction and what challenges the student with ASD may encounter in the academic setting.


Feasibility, Effectiveness, and Outcomes of children in Early Start Denver Model group-based intervention

Feasibility, Effectiveness, and Outcomes of children in Early Start Denver Model group-based intervention

Feasibility, Effectiveness, and Outcomes of children in Early Start Denver Model group-based intervention

Presenters: Cynthia Zierhut, PhD and Giacomo Vivanti, PhD

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 50:16

Summary: The ESDM is an early intensive behavioral intervention program for young children with an autism spectrum disorder that has been shown to be effective in the context of a 1:1 intensive implementation. Despite the importance of these results, concerns are often raised regarding the sustainability of the ESDM in community based and group settings.

Evidenced Bases Practices Across the School Years: One Child’s Journey

Evidenced Bases Practices Across the School Years:
One Child’s Journey

Evidenced Bases Practices Across the School Years:
One Child’s Journey

Presenters: Gina Grecian, RN, Kandis Lighthall, MA, and Ethan Grecian

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:19:03

Summary: Participants will learn the story of an inspiring young man with autism who went from severe behaviors and communication delays, to active participation in his school plan, then finally leading his own Individualized Education Program and post high school life. At the end, this young man will present his own story, “My Life My Way”.


Applied Behavior Analysis as a Behavioral Health Service for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Primer for Referring Physicians, Providers and Families

Applied Behavior Analysis as a Behavioral Health Service for Autism Spectrum Disorders:
A Primer for Referring Physicians, Providers and Families

Applied Behavior Analysis as a Behavioral Health Service for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Primer for Referring Physicians, Providers and Families

Presenters: Robin Hansen, MD, Patricia Schetter, MA, BCBA, and Robin May, LCSW, Ed.M

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute, ALTA

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:07:53

Summary: With the passage of SB 946 (Autism Insurance Legislation), there is a requirement for health care service plans and health insurers to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for autism, but what exactly does this mean? This presentation will provide a basic overview of what “behavioral health treatment” is, including the evidence based practices on which it is based.


Implementing Social Interventions for High School Students with Autism: A Recipe for Success!

Implementing Social Interventions for High School Students with Autism:
A Recipe for Success!

Implementing social interventions for high school students with autism: A recipe for success!

Presenter: Aimee Bord, MA, CCC-SLP

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 45:00

Summary: This presentation will report on the successful collaboration of MIND Institute staff and educators implementing evidence based social skills interventions in an inclusive high school program.


From Genes to Biology in Autism Spectrum Disorders

From Genes to Biology in Autism Spectrum Disorders

From Genes to Biology in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Matthew W. State, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco

Date: May 21, 2014

Synopsis: State Abstract »

Length: 1:09:59


Autism Research and Clinical Updates

Autism Research and Clinical Updates

Autism Research and Clinical Updates

Presenters: Sally Rogers, Ph.D., Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.,
Fallon O’Neill and Antoinette O’Neill

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 16, 2014

Length: 58:04

Synopsis: A panel of researchers, clinicians and community members will present new autism research from the MIND Institute, addressing identification of biomarkers for autism risk, and the effects of early autism inventions. Community members will share their experiences with autism and the transition to adulthood.


Autism Spectrum Disorders as a Emerging Global Public Health Priority

Autism Spectrum Disorders as a Emerging Global Public Health Priority

Autism Spectrum Disorders as a Emerging Global Public Health Priority

Presenter: Maureen S. Durkin, Ph.D., Dr.P.H.

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin

Date: April 12, 2014

Synopsis: Durkin Abstract »

Length: 1:06:12


Motor and Social Skill Function: Connecting Learning and Brain Function in Autism

Motor and Social Skill Function: Connecting Learning and Brain Function in Autism

Motor and Social Skill Function: Connecting Learning and Brain Function in Autism

Presenter: Stewart H. Mostofsky, M.D.

Affiliation: Kennedy Krieger Institute &
Johns Hopkins University

Date: March 12, 2014

Synopsis: Mostofsky Abstract »

Length: 58:51


Storming the Ivory Tower: Using Community Partnerships, Policy Levers, and Other Sneaky Tricks to Improve Outcomes for People with Autism

Storming the Ivory Tower: Using Community Partnerships, Policy Levers, and Other Sneaky Tricks to Improve Outcomes for People with Autism

Storming the Ivory Tower: Using Community Partnerships, Policy Levers, and Other Sneaky Tricks to Improve Outcomes for People with Autism

Presenter: David S. Mandell, Sc.D.

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania, Perlman School of Medicine

Date: February 12, 2014

Synopsis: Mandell Abstract »

Length: 1:16:37


Gut-Brain Interaction in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What language do they speak, and do they understand each other?

Gut-Brain Interaction in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What language do they speak, and do they understand each other?

Gut-Brain Interaction in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What language do they speak, and do they understand each other?

Presenter: Alessio Fasano, M.D.

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital

Date: January 8, 2014

Synopsis: Fasano Abstract »

Length: 1:23:44


Motivated for Change: Rethinking Models of Social Brain Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Motivated for Change: Rethinking Models of Social Brain Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Motivated for Change: Rethinking Models of Social Brain Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: James C. McPartland, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Yale University, Yale Child Study Center

Date: November 13, 2013

Synopsis: McPartland Abstract »

Length: 1:13:12


Linking Genes, Brain and Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Linking Genes, Brain and Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Linking Genes, Brain and Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Susan Y. Bookheimer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UCLA

Date: October 9, 2013

Synopsis: Bookheimer Abstract »

Length: 1:09:11


Detection of Clinically Relevant Variants in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Detection of Clinically Relevant Variants in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Detection of Clinically Relevant Variants in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Stephen W. Scherer, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Date: June 12, 2013

Synopsis: Scherer Abstract »

Length: 1:22:40


Autism Outcomes and Risk Factors: What Can We Learn from Health Care Claims?

Autism Outcomes and Risk Factors: What Can We Learn from Health Care Claims?

Autism Outcomes and Risk Factors: What Can We Learn from Health Care Claims?

Presenter: Craig J. Newschaffer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Date: May 8, 2013

Synopsis: Newschaffer Abstract »


Longitudinal Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder: From 2 to 22

Longitudinal Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder: From 2 to 22

Longitudinal Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder: From 2 to 22

Presenter: Catherine E. Lord, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Weill Cornell Medical College

Date: February 13, 2013

Synopsis: Lord Abstract »

Length: 1:07:46


From Early Detection to Early Intervention: Bridging the Gap in Autism Services

From Early Detection to Early Intervention: Bridging the Gap in Autism Services

From Early Detection to Early Intervention: Bridging the Gap in Autism Services

Presenter: Wendy L. Stone, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Washington

Date: January 9, 2013

Synopsis: Stone Abstract »

Length: 58:00


On the Origins and Development of Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder

On the Origins and Development of Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder

On the Origins and Development of Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Boston University School of Medicine

Date: December 12, 2012

Synopsis: Tager-Flusberg Abstract »

Length: 1:01:50


Culture and Autism: Anthropological Perspectives on the U.S., Korea, and South Africa

Culture and Autism: Anthropological Perspectives on the U.S., Korea, and South Africa

Culture and Autism: Anthropological Perspectives on the U.S., Korea, and South Africa

Presenter: R. Richard Grinker, Ph.D.

Affiliation: The George Washington University

Date: November 14, 2012

Synopsis: Grinker Abstract »

Length: 1:18:31


Autism Subtypes: Impact on Research and Clinical Care

Autism Subtypes: Impact on Research and Clinical Care

Autism Subtypes: Impact on Research and Clinical Care

Presenter: Judith H. Miles, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Missouri

Date: June 13, 2012

Synopsis: Miles Abstract »

Length: 1:24:11


Using Stem Cells to Study Autism

Using Stem Cells to Study Autism

Using Stem Cells to Study Autism

Presenter: Ricardo Dolmetsch, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Stanford University

Date: February 8, 2012

Synopsis: Dolmetsch Abstract »

Length: 1:12:16

Engaging Autism: Developmental Implications for Early Intervention

Engaging Autism: Developmental Implications for Early Intervention

Engaging Autism: Developmental Implications for Early Intervention

Presenter: Connie Kasari, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UCLA

Date: October 12, 2011

Synopsis: Kasari Abstract »

Length: 1:02:23

Social Skills Training in High-Functioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Important Issues and Future Directions

Social Skills Training in High-Functioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Important Issues and Future Directions

Social Skills Training in High-Functioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Important Issues and Future Directions

Presenter: Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 28, 2010

Length: 1:25:48

Synopsis: Dr. Solomon discusses her current research and community efforts in social skills training of adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders at the MIND Institute.

Individual Differences in Autism: Developmental Outcomes and Treatment Response

Individual Differences in Autism: Developmental Outcomes and Treatment Response

Individual Differences in Autism: Developmental Outcomes and Treatment Response

Presenter: Peter Mundy, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: October 28, 2009

Length: 57:33

Synopsis: Dr. Mundy presents an overview of current research and theory on the nature of individual differences and diagnostic subgroups in autism. His research findings help parents and professionals understand how executive functions and temperament contribute to individual differences in autism.

Immunologic Abnormalities in ASD & Convergence of Genetic & Environmental Mechanisms Conferring Autism Risk.

Immunologic Abnormalities in ASD & Convergence of Genetic & Environmental Mechanisms Conferring Autism Risk.

Immunologic Abnormalities in ASD & Convergence of Genetic and Environmental Mechanisms Conferring Autism Risk

Presenters: Daniel Braunschweig, Isaac Pessah, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 16, 2009

Length: 1:32:00

Synopsis: Dan Braunschweig discusses the current research regarding the immune abnormalities found in children with autism and their potential correlation with the development of autism. Dr. Pessah focusses on how certain genetic markers may make the body more susceptible to certain environmental triggers which could cause developmental problems like autism.


What We Learn About Autism from Studying Fragile X Syndrome

What We Learn About Autism from Studying Fragile X Syndrome

What We Learn About Autism from Studying Fragile X Syndrome

Presenters: David Hessl, Ph.D., Lisa Cordeiro

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: Jan 22, 2009

Length: 54:22

Synopsis: Individuals with autism and fragile X syndrome share many symptoms and there may be common neurobiological abnormalities underlying these symptoms. Dr. Hessl will share recent findings from his laboratory and others focusing on this topic and discuss implications that the overlapping features may have for the treatment of both conditions.

Cortisol: A Clue into the Rhythms and Reactions of Children with Autism

Cortisol: A Clue into the Rhythms and Reactions of Children with Autism

Cortisol: A Clue into the Rhythms and Reactions of Children with Autism

Presenter: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: July 17, 2008

Length: 1:40:47

Synopsis: Cortisol is often referred to as "the stress hormone" because it is secreted during the "fight or flight" response and it is involved in various stress-related changes. Learn more about the work of a MIND Institute researcher who is investigating cortisol as a biological marker of stress and dysregulation in children with autism. The presentation will include recent findings and comparisons of cortisol to social and emotional behavior, brain structure and function, and the symptoms of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.


   High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnosis, Current Research, and Treatment Options

High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnosis, Current Research, and Treatment Options

High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnosis, Current Research, and Treatment Options

Presenters: John Brown, Ph.D., Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D., MBA, & Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 17, 2008

Length: 1:36:16

Synopsis: In this "Minds Behind the MIND" session, three clinicians and researchers who are experts in HFA and Asperger's syndrome discuss the distinctions between these two disorders and other types of autism. They also address the best ways to support and maximize the success of children and adults living with these diagnoses.

Uncovering the Mysteries of Autism

Uncovering the Mysteries of Autism

Uncovering the Mysteries of Autism

Presenters: David G. Amaral, Ph.D., Sally Rogers, Ph.D., Robin Hansen, M.D., Christine Wu-Nordahl, Ph.D., Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: July 19, 2007

Length: 1:47:10

Synopsis: Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means that it affects those diagnosed with it in a wide variety of ways. By identifying the variations on the autism spectrum, better treatment and diagnostic practices will emerge. Discover what the Autism Phenome Project is doing to help define the various types of autism, while ultimately lead to a better understanding of causes, treatments and preventions.