Meeting Street Events – Parent Seminar 12/9

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Free Lecture Series on Autism

The Schwartz Center for Children in Dartmouth, MA will be holding another session in a free lecture series. This next presentation addresses autism in very young children. Please feel free to include in any newsletters you may have, or forward to any families that might be interested in attending. Thank you so much for your time.

Schwartz Center for Children Free lecture series

“Recognition of Autism in Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers”

Presented by: Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf, Brown University

Date: Monday, January 25, 2010

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Schwartz Center for Children, 1 Posa Place, Dartmouth, MA 02747

RSVP: Lauren Moreau, 508-996-3391 x427, lmoreau@schwartzcenter.org

This session will review the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders and how it is adapted for diagnosing infants and toddlers.  Recent  advances in early screening and diagnosis as well as some of the current limitations to early diagnosis will be discussed. A review of on-going research at Brown will be used as an example of  efforts to identify signs of autism in very early infancy.

Finally, we will discuss the impact of early diagnosis on families, and the process and challenges for early screening in Early Intervention programs.