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Children's National Health System Experts Presenting at the International Meeting for Autism Research

Key topics include how autism differs in females, the link between anxiety and autism, and research on the latest behavioral interventions for children and adolescents with autism

Baltimore, Md. — Pediatric autism experts from Children’s National Health System, in Washington, DC, will present more than a dozen sessions during the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) from May 11-14, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.

Experts from Children’s National will discuss their research and other relevant topics over the course of the meeting. Highlights include the following presentation and panel topics:

  • Panel: What is Different About Females with Autism: Where are We and Where Do We Need to Go? Led by Allison Ratto, PhD, and Cara Pugliese, PhD, and moderated by Julia Bascom, of the Autism Self Advocacy Network, from 10:30AM-12:30PM on Friday, May 13, 2016.
  • Presentation: On Target for Life: An Executive Function Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Led by John Strang, PsyD; Laura Anthony, PhD; and Lauren Kenworthy, PhD, from 11:30-1:30PM on Friday, May 13, 2016.
  • Presentation: Treatment Fidelity and the Mainstream Environment: Predictors of Successful Outcomes for Autism Spectrum Disorder Youth. Led by Meagan Wills, PhD and Laura Anthony, PhD, from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM on Friday, May 13, 2016.
  • Panel: Efforts Towards a More Cohesive Understanding of Anxiety in ASD. Led by Cara Pugliese, PhD; Laura Anthony, PhD; and Lauren Kenworthy, PhD, from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
  • Presentation: Differences in Neuropsychological and Behavioral Profiles of White and Asian Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Led by Caroline Luong-Tran, PsyD; Lauren Kenworthy, PhD; Allison Ratto, PhD; and Laura Anthony, PhD, from 11:30AM-1:30PM on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
The Children’s National Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) provides evaluation and treatment services to children and adolescents with atypical or complicated developmental disorders every year. The CASD team is comprised of pediatric autism specialists including developmental/clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and speech and language pathologists. These experts not only provide the best possible care for their patients, but are also deeply involved in leading research to learn more about autism and potential treatment methods. The CASD is part of the Division of Neurology at Children’s National which was ranked number four in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-2016.

The IMFAR is an annual scientific meeting that provides a forum to exchange and disseminate new scientific progress among autism spectrum disorder specialists from around the world. For more information, visit the IMFAR website.

Contact: Lauren Lytle at 202-476-4500


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