MEDICAL ISSUES AND GROWING CHILD CONFERENCE PRESENTSADVANCEMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTISMThis conference will review advancements in the treatment of autism. We will discuss the important link between fragile x syndrome and autism, and the development of new medical treatments for both conditions. Implications for early diagnosis and treatment of autism will be discussed in the context of recent advances in newborn screening and early predictors of autism spectrum disorders in high-risk infants.We will hear directly from parents of children with autism to understand what they believe is important for professionals to know when working with their families. The credibility of various dietary interventions to treat behavioral symptoms of autism will be explored. We will examine how to select and use mobile devices and communication apps to build communication skills for individuals with complex language impairments. Medication and treatment for depression, anxiety, attention problems and other psychiatric disorders that often accompany autism will be reviewed. Agenda 9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions Jeffrey Brosco, UM Pediatrics 9:15 AM Medical Breakthroughs in FXS/ASD Randi Hagerman, MIND Institute10:15 AM Break10:30 AM Advancements in Genetics Michael Cuccaro, Hussman Institute11:15 AM Early Predictors of ASD Daniel Messinger, UM Psychology12:00 PM Lunch12:30 PM Parent Perspectives Julie Jacobs, Alice Coutinho, Mark Jacobs, Parent Panel 1:15 PM Tablets, Apps, and Communication Skills Robin Parker, UM-NSU CARD2:30 PM Break2:45 PM Dietary Interventions Sheah Rarback, UM Pediatrics 3:30 PM Medication for Co-Morbid Psychiatric Disorders Susan Folstein, UM Psychiatry 4:30 PM Adjourn
Dr. Hagerman has financial relationships with Novartis, Roche, Caremark, and Seaside Therapeutics. All other presenters have no relevant financial or nonfinancial conflicts to disclose. This course is offered for 6.5 ASHA CEUs. (Intermediate level; Professional area)Continuing Education Units: CEUs are also offered for Psychology and Social Work Refreshments, Lunch, and Parking Vouchers will be provided.
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Registration Fee 50.00