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Default Autism conference on Staten Island set for April 11

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Autism conference on Staten Island set for April 11
Staten Island Advance By Staten Island Advance
on April 01, 2013 at 3:02 PM, updated April 01, 2013 at 3:08 PM
The sixth annual Elizabeth A. Connelly Memorial Conference, Autism Throughout the Lifespan, is hosted by the Institute for Basic Research on April 11. Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A conference for people affected by autism from professionals to parents, caregivers and people with autism spectrum disorder will be hosted by the Institute for Basic Research on April 11.

The sixth annual Elizabeth A. Connelly Memorial Conference, Autism Throughout the Lifespan, will feature four presentations by internationally recognized experts on the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and on the development and functioning of individuals with autism during adolescence and adulthood.

AUTISM THROUGHOUT
THE LIFESPAN

What
A conference with presentations by internationally recognized experts on autism spectrum disorders and on its effect during adolescence and adulthood.

When
April 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where
Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Ave., Bloomfield.

How
Registration and further information www.regonline.com/2013-Connelly-Conference

It will allow OPWDD to disseminate essential information about autism to individuals, families, fellow researchers, and service providers that forwards the agencys mission of helping people with developmental disabilities live richer lives, said Courtney Burke. She is commissioner of the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) which is sponsoring the event with Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton and the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene which directs the research of scientists at IBR and two other state institutes.

The event is tailored for medical and health professionals; psychologists; psychiatrists; researchers; education professionals, including teachers, special education teachers, and speech pathologists; staff members of service provider agencies; parents and caregivers; and adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

*Dr. Catherine Lord, professor and director, Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, White Plains, N.Y.

*Dr. Marsha R. Mailick, professor and director, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

*Dr. Ami Klin, professor and director, Marcus Autism Center, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta; Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.

*Dr. Susan L. Hyman, medical doctor and professor, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, N.Y.

TOPICS

*The new criteria for diagnosing autism in the forthcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

*The transition to adulthood for individuals with autism

*Emerging tools for diagnosis of autism in infancy

*Complementary and alternative treatments for autism
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