Immunological Factors, Genes, and the Environment in Autism: from Research to Treatment

Immunological Factors, Genes, and the Environment in Autism: from Research to Treatment 
Saturday, June 01, 2013 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Join us for this live, half-day meeting to learn insight into research and current trials that point to the potential benefit of medical treatments to address environmentally-triggered impairments associated with autism spectrum disorders. Physicians, other healthcare professionals and parents are invited to attend.

Topics Include:

  • Environmental Risk Factors in the Development of ASD – Pamela Lein, Ph.D.
  • Biomarkers, Immune-Mediated Disorders and Autism – Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.
  • Current Medical Treatment Trials for Autism – Reymundo Lozano, MD, Ph.D.
  • Panel Roundtable Discussion with audience Q&A

Free, online preregistration is required for both online and in-person attendees. Continuing medical education (CME) for medical professionals and general Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for non-medical professionals for a processing fee. Presentations will be videotaped and uploaded for public viewing at a later date.

To register, click here: Immunological Factors, Genes, and the Environment in Autism: from Research to Treatment | Event Information | powered by RegOnline.

It’s Time for School: Building Quality Education Programs for Students with ASD

School Districts across the country are struggling to meet the needs of students with ASD. Budgets are tight making it is hard to think about being proactive when there are not enough dollars to even cover day-to-day operations. However, districts have found that developing quality education programs for students with autism can actually result in substantial savings. During this presentation Dr. Leaf will discuss factors that contribute to the development of classrooms that provide effective educational for students with ASD. Dr. Leaf will share what he has found to be indicators of a “good” school district, teacher and classroom. 

Dr. Ronald Leaf is a licensed psychologist who has over thirty-five years of experience in the field of autism; he worked with Ivar Lovaas while receiving his undergraduate and doctorate degrees at UCLA. He is co-author of: A Work in Progress; Building Quality ABA Educational Programs for Students with ASD; Sense and Nonsense in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism and Crafting Connections. Dr. Leaf has consulted nationally and internationally with families and school districts; he is Director of Autism Partnership. 

When: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Click here for Registration.

It’s Time for School: Building Quality Education Programs for Students with ASD

School Districts across the country are struggling to meet the needs of students with ASD. Budgets are tight making it is hard to think about being proactive when there are not enough dollars to even cover day-to-day operations. However, districts have found that developing quality education programs for students with autism can actually result in substantial savings. During this presentation Dr. Leaf will discuss factors that contribute to the development of classrooms that provide effective educational for students with ASD. Dr. Leaf will share what he has found to be indicators of a “good” school district, teacher and classroom. 

Dr. Ronald Leaf is a licensed psychologist who has over thirty-five years of experience in the field of autism; he worked with Ivar Lovaas while receiving his undergraduate and doctorate degrees at UCLA. He is co-author of: A Work in Progress; Building Quality ABA Educational Programs for Students with ASD; Sense and Nonsense in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism and Crafting Connections. Dr. Leaf has consulted nationally and internationally with families and school districts; he is Director of Autism Partnership. 

Register for this webinar here: Registration.

A Parent’s Guide To Assessment 2: My Child Has Been Evaluated, Now What? Putting Results In Motion

This webinar is about how to better understand assessment results, as well as how to use ongoing assessment to guide treatment planning and implementation. Understanding common assessment scores, the importance of individualized treatment recommendations, and measuring progress will be covered.

Presented by Claire Schutte, Psy.D., BCBA-D, Psychologist at the Johnson Center

Register for this upcoming webinar: A Parent’s Guide To Assessment 2: My Child Has Been Evaluated, Now What? Putting Results In Motion.