4567 Saint Johns Bluff Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32224
8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Who Should Attend?Parents, caregivers, special needs teachers, psychologists, nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists, behavioral therapists, marriage and family therapists, physical therapists, mental health counselors and clinical social workersObjectives/Attendees will:Understand the basic contribution of genetics to autism.Appreciate the overlap between autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability, epilepsy and ADHD.Gain understanding of biological, psychological, and social aspects of intervention for individuals affected by autistic syndromes over the life course.Recognize essential elements of effective behavioral modification plans at each stage of development.Appreciate how genetic findings can inform the development of therapies.Gain appreciation for elements of advocacy regarding educational and occupational support that can be effective in promoting the highest level of adaptive functioning.Learn how rapid quantitative approaches characterizing autism have led to new ways social development can be feasibly mapped over the life course, and in response to treatment.Gain understanding of origins and signs of treatable comorbid psychiatric conditions in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.Be apprised of methods to treat psychiatric conditions that commonly co-occur with autism.Speakers:Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD, director of the Neurogenetics Program and the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) and co-director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine.Dr. Geschwind is also the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics and a professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. The Geschwind Laboratory focuses on integrating basic neurobiology, genetics and genomics with translational studies of human diseases.John N. Constantino, MD, (who spoke at the 2011 Autism Symposium), the Blanche F. Ittleson professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine.Dr. Constantino also is director of the William Greenleaf Elliott Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, associate director of the Intellectual and Disability Research Center, and co-director of the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention at the George Warren School of Social Work, also at Washington University.Schedule:8:30- 9:30amRegistration9:30 - 9:40amIntroductions9:40 - 10:40amConnecting Genes to Brain and Cognition in Autism Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD10:40 - 11:00amQuestions and Answers11:00 - 11:10amBreak11:10am - 12:10pmDevelopment of Comprehensive Intervention Strategies for Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders/Series Presentation John Constantino, MD12:10 - 12:30pmQuestions and Answers12:30 - 1:15pmLunch1:15 - 2:15pmClinical Neurologic Perspective on Autism Spectrum Disorders Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD2:15 - 2:40pmQuestions and Answers2:40 - 2:50pmBreak2:50 - 3:50pmSerial Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Comorbid Conditions in Clinical and Educational Settings: Ensuring Continous Surveillance for Opportunities for Effective Intervention John Constantino, MD3:50-4:30pmQuestions and Answers
General Public/Non-Employee Autism Symposium at UNF 50.00