AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

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Past, Present and Future of Early Intervention: A view through the ASD Lens

Presenter:  Sally Rogers, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: January 1, 2016

Length: 1:05:04


Applying evidence-based strategies to classrooms serving children with autism spectrum disorder

Presenter: Aubyn Stahmer, PhD

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2015

Length: 56:07

Summary: Keynote Address from 2015 Summer Institute. Methods are needed to support teachers serving children with autism in public school settings. An example of active collaboration and partnership between researchers and teachers, which can lead to more effective practice, will be presented. Proximal and distal outcomes and benefits and barriers to collaborative research will be discussed.


The epidemiology of autism: Investigating perinatal risk factors

Presenter:  Lisa A. Croen, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Date: October 14, 2015

Length: 1:11:45

Abstract: Croen Abstract »


Reading development and instructional practices for students with high functioning autism

Presenter: Emily Solari, MA, PhD and Nancy McIntyre, BS, Doctoral Candidate

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2015

Length: 1:05:49

Summary: This presentation will discuss reading development in individuals with autism. Data from a large study of reading with students (grades 2-12) will be presented. The development and pilot implementation of a reading intervention for individuals with autism will be described.


From play dates to romantic dates: Social skills training for individuals with autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan

Presenter: Mina Park, PhD, BCBA-D

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: August 7, 2015

Length: 55:34

Summary: Social deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are evident in early childhood and persist across development. This presentation will review social functioning in ASD across the lifespan and explore how the PEERS®, an evidence-based social skills intervention, aims to enrich the social lives of individuals with ASD.


Learning and the Human Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Peter Mundy, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 18, 2015

Length: 1:28:00

Synopsis: The symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are most often described in terms of differences in social-engagement and communication. However, ASD also involves basic differences in the nature of learning. This presentation will discuss how recognizing the nature of these differences in learning have helped to advance research, assessment and, most importantly, interventions for affected children.


Pathways for Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.

Affiliation: Columbia University

Date: February 11, 2015

Synopsis: VanderWeele Abstract »

Length: 1:15:59


How the Diagnosis of Autism Helps Us Learn More About Autism

Date: December 10, 2014

Presenter: Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, San Diego

Synopsis: Natacha Abstract »

Length: 1:03:15


Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Student with ASD

Presenter: Ann England, M.A., CCC-SLP-L

Affiliation: California Department of Education

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:06:53

Summary: This presentation will help participants understand how the CCSS influence classroom instruction and what challenges the student with ASD may encounter in the academic setting.


Feasibility, Effectiveness, and Outcomes of children in Early Start Denver Model group-based intervention

Presenters: Cynthia Zierhut, PhD and Giacomo Vivanti, PhD

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 50:16

Summary: The ESDM is an early intensive behavioral intervention program for young children with an autism spectrum disorder that has been shown to be effective in the context of a 1:1 intensive implementation. Despite the importance of these results, concerns are often raised regarding the sustainability of the ESDM in community based and group settings.

Evidenced Bases Practices Across the School Years:
One Child’s Journey

Presenters: Gina Grecian, RN, Kandis Lighthall, MA, and Ethan Grecian

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:19:03

Summary: Participants will learn the story of an inspiring young man with autism who went from severe behaviors and communication delays, to active participation in his school plan, then finally leading his own Individualized Education Program and post high school life. At the end, this young man will present his own story, “My Life My Way”.


Applied Behavior Analysis as a Behavioral Health Service for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Primer for Referring Physicians, Providers and Families

Presenters: Robin Hansen, MD, Patricia Schetter, MA, BCBA, and Robin May, LCSW, Ed.M

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute, ALTA

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:07:53

Summary: With the passage of SB 946 (Autism Insurance Legislation), there is a requirement for health care service plans and health insurers to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for autism, but what exactly does this mean? This presentation will provide a basic overview of what “behavioral health treatment” is, including the evidence based practices on which it is based.


Implementing social interventions for high school students with autism: A recipe for success!

Presenter: Aimee Bord, MA, CCC-SLP

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 45:00

Summary: This presentation will report on the successful collaboration of MIND Institute staff and educators implementing evidence based social skills interventions in an inclusive high school program.


From Genes to Biology in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Matthew W. State, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco

Date: May 21, 2014

Synopsis: State Abstract »

Length: 1:09:59


Autism Research and Clinical Updates

Presenters: Sally Rogers, Ph.D., Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.,
Fallon O’Neill and Antoinette O’Neill

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 16, 2014

Length: 58:04

Synopsis: A panel of researchers, clinicians and community members will present new autism research from the MIND Institute, addressing identification of biomarkers for autism risk, and the effects of early autism inventions. Community members will share their experiences with autism and the transition to adulthood.


Autism Spectrum Disorders as a Emerging Global Public Health Priority

Presenter: Maureen S. Durkin, Ph.D., Dr.P.H.

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin

Date: April 12, 2014

Synopsis: Durkin Abstract »

Length: 1:06:12


Motor and Social Skill Function: Connecting Learning and Brain Function in Autism

Presenter: Stewart H. Mostofsky, M.D.

Affiliation: Kennedy Krieger Institute &
Johns Hopkins University

Date: March 12, 2014

Synopsis: Mostofsky Abstract »

Length: 58:51


Storming the Ivory Tower: Using Community Partnerships, Policy Levers, and Other Sneaky Tricks to Improve Outcomes for People with Autism

Presenter: David S. Mandell, Sc.D.

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania, Perlman School of Medicine

Date: February 12, 2014

Synopsis: Mandell Abstract »

Length: 1:16:37


Gut-Brain Interaction in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What language do they speak, and do they understand each other?

Presenter: Alessio Fasano, M.D.

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital

Date: January 8, 2014

Synopsis: Fasano Abstract »

Length: 1:23:44


Motivated for Change: Rethinking Models of Social Brain Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: James C. McPartland, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Yale University, Yale Child Study Center

Date: November 13, 2013

Synopsis: McPartland Abstract »

Length: 1:13:12


Linking Genes, Brain and Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Susan Y. Bookheimer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UCLA

Date: October 9, 2013

Synopsis: Bookheimer Abstract »

Length: 1:09:11


Detection of Clinically Relevant Variants in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Stephen W. Scherer, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Date: June 12, 2013

Synopsis: Scherer Abstract »

Length: 1:22:40


Autism Outcomes and Risk Factors: What Can We Learn from Health Care Claims?

Presenter: Craig J. Newschaffer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Date: May 8, 2013

Synopsis: Newschaffer Abstract »


Longitudinal Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder: From 2 to 22

Presenter: Catherine E. Lord, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Weill Cornell Medical College

Date: February 13, 2013

Synopsis: Lord Abstract »

Length: 1:07:46


From Early Detection to Early Intervention: Bridging the Gap in Autism Services

Presenter: Wendy L. Stone, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Washington

Date: January 9, 2013

Synopsis: Stone Abstract »

Length: 58:00


On the Origins and Development of Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Boston University School of Medicine

Date: December 12, 2012

Synopsis: Tager-Flusberg Abstract »

Length: 1:01:50


Culture and Autism: Anthropological Perspectives on the U.S., Korea, and South Africa

Presenter: R. Richard Grinker, Ph.D.

Affiliation: The George Washington University

Date: November 14, 2012

Synopsis: Grinker Abstract »

Length: 1:18:31


Autism Subtypes: Impact on Research and Clinical Care

Presenter: Judith H. Miles, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Missouri

Date: June 13, 2012

Synopsis: Miles Abstract »

Length: 1:24:11


Using Stem Cells to Study Autism

Presenter: Ricardo Dolmetsch, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Stanford University

Date: February 8, 2012

Synopsis: Dolmetsch Abstract »

Length: 1:12:16

Engaging Autism: Developmental Implications for Early Intervention

Presenter: Connie Kasari, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UCLA

Date: October 12, 2011

Synopsis: Kasari Abstract »

Length: 1:02:23


Neural Signatures of Atypical Brain Development in Autism

Presenter: Kevin A. Pelphrey, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Yale University

Date: October 13, 2010

Synopsis: Pelphrey Abstract »

Length: 1:18:39


Epigenetics and the Environment: Why Grandmothers are Important

Presenter: Dian Baker, Ph.D., APRN-BC, PNP

Affiliation: California State University, Sacramento

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:14:49

Summary: Understanding epigenetics, the contributions of the maternal environment, and possible mechanism for prevention of behavioral disorders.


Autism, Social Attention & Virtual Reality Treatment Applications for Higher Functioning Children with Autism

Presenter: Peter Mundy, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:24:05

Summary: An overview of behavioral, developmental, and neuroscience perspectives on social attention problems in autism, and new research at the MIND Institute on related virtual reality treatment methods.


Early Visual Processing Deficits in Fragile X and Autism

Presenter: Susan Rivera, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:25:35

Summary: Overview of early sensory development and neural underpinnings of visual processing strengths and weaknesses.


Can We Identify and Treat Autism in Infancy?

Presenter: Sally Rogers, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:18:57

Summary: Emerging research on the developmental trajectories of early autism symptoms and the quest for preventative treatments.


Evidence Based Practices in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenters: Patricia Schetter, M.A., BCBA & Aaron Stabel, M.A., BCBA

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute Center for Excellence and Disabilities, National Professional Development Center on ASD

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:18:34

Summary: Resources for training and strategies for implementing national standards for autism treatment.


Nonverbal Cognitive Impairments in Various Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Implications for Learning

Presenter: Tony Simon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:20:16

Summary: Emerging research on overlapping patterns of cognitive function in fragile x, Turner, and chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndromes and their implications for intervention.

Oxidative Stress and the Metabolic Pathology of Autism

Presenter: S. Jill James, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Date: June 9, 2010

Synopsis: James Abstract »

Length: 1:23:42


Making SENSE of Autism Through Peers, Play, and Performance

Lecturer: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: June 4, 2010

Length: 1:21:51

Synopsis: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D. discusses her work at the MIND Institute regarding video modeling, cortisol and stress, and a unique therapeutic intervention -- SENSE Theatre -- that allows children with autism to participate with age-matched peers in theatrical musical performance.


Imaging the Developing Brain

Presenter: Jay N. Giedd, M.D.

Affiliation: National Institute of Mental Health

Date: May 12, 2010

Synopsis: Giedd Abstract »

Length: 1:25:08


The Genetic Epidemiology of Autism

Presenter: John N. Constantino, M.D.

Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine

Date: April 14, 2010

Synopsis: Constantino Abstract »

Length: 1:13:40


Mouse Models of Autism to Discover Causes and Develop Treatments

Presenter: Jacqueline N. Crawley, Ph.D.

Affiliation: National Institute of Mental Health

Date: March 10, 2010

Synopsis: Crawley Abstract »

Length: 1:15:46


El Autismo: Investigaciones receientes y opciones en el tratamiento, Parte 1

Lecturer: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D.

Affiliation: Policlinica Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian, Spain

Date: February 27, 2010

Length: 1:13:07

Synopsis: Joaquín Fuentes, MD de España, ofrece una visión maravillosa del autismo y el autismo de investigación en curso en su totalidad en el idioma español (Parte 1 de 2). Grabado sáb, 27 de febrero 2010. English Translation: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D. from Spain, gives a wonderful overview of autism and current autism research entirely in the Spanish language (Part 1 of 2).

 


El Autismo: Investigaciones receientes y opciones en el tratamiento, Parte 2

Lecturer: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D.

Affiliation: Policlinica Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian, Spain

Date: February 27, 2010

Length: 1:49:39

Synopsis: Joaquín Fuentes, MD de España, ofrece una visión maravillosa del autismo y el autismo de investigación en curso en su totalidad en el idioma español (Parte 2 de 2). Grabado sáb, 27 de febrero 2010. English Translation: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D. from Spain, gives a wonderful overview of autism and current autism research entirely in the Spanish language (Part 2 of 2).


The GAUTENA Program: Where the Welfare State Meets the Community of Persons with Autism

Lecturer: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D.

Affiliation: Policlinica Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian, Spain

Date: February 26, 2010

Length: 1:22:51

Synopsis: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D. discusses the successful GAUTENA program in the Basque Country of Spain for helping persons on the autism spectrum. Please note: this presentation is in English only.


Social Skills Training in High-Functioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Important Issues and Future Directions

Presenter: Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 28, 2010

Length: 1:25:48

Synopsis: Dr. Solomon discusses her current research and community efforts in social skills training of adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders at the MIND Institute.


Psychosocial and Biological Markers of Stress in the Lives of Mothers of Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Presenter: Marsha Mailick Seltzer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Date: February 10, 2010

Synopsis: Seltzer Abstract »

Length: 1:23:18

The Fetal Androgen Theory of Autism

Presenter: Simon Baron-Cohen, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Cambridge University

Date: December 9, 2009

Synopsis: Baron-Cohen Abstract »

Length: 1:14:38


Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Philippine Experience

Presenter: Alexis L. Reyes, M.D., FPPS, FPSDBP

Affiliation: University of the Philippines

Date: December 4, 2009

Length: 1:07:30


Individual Differences in Autism: Developmental Outcomes and Treatment Response

Presenter: Peter Mundy, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: October 28, 2009

Length: 57:33

Synopsis: Dr. Mundy presents an overview of current research and theory on the nature of individual differences and diagnostic subgroups in autism. His research findings help parents and professionals understand how executive functions and temperament contribute to individual differences in autism.


Automatically Mapping the Language Learning Environment of Young Children with Autism: Implications for Assessment and Intervention

Presenter: Steven F. Warren, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Kansas

Date: October 14, 2009

Synopsis: Warren Abstract »

Length: 1:14:34


Update in Pharmacologic Treatments of ASDs

Presenter: Robert Hendren, D.O.

Affiliation: UC San Francisco

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 55:18

Summary: Symptoms, co-morbidities and monitoring guidelines to inform decisions regarding benefits/risks associated with use of pharmacologic agents to treat behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.


Best Practices for Developmental Screening and Referral: Early Identification Makes a Difference

Presenters: Robin Hansen, M.D. & Gina Guarneri, M.A.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 51:11

Summary: Guidelines for implementing developmental surveillance and screening, using parent report and developmental screen measures.


Managing Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Within the Medical Home

Presenter: Paul S. Carbone, M.D., FAAP

Affiliation: University of Utah

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 59:18

Summary: Family-centered medical home model including features that support the needs of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, and their families.


Social Skills Training in Adolescence: Important Issues and Future Directions

Presenter: Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 58:57

Summary: Models for social skills training with focus on issues encountered when working with adolescents and implications for future research.


The Many Faces of Autism: From Behavior to Biology

Presenter: Robin Hansen, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 50:48

Summary: Current research on the heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorders in terms of both behavior and biology, and advances in our knowledge of etiology and application for treatments.


Assessment and Educational Planning for Children with ASD: Using "Gold Standard" Methods and Tools

Presenters: Patricia Schetter, M.A. & Kristine Strong, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute & Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 59:45

Summary: Standardized as well as non-standardized methods to plan for the educational achievement of students with ASD with a special focus on using assessment to help design goals and provide rationale for placement and educational recommendations.


Complimentary and Alternative Medicine in Autism: Evaluating Efficacy and Safety

Presenters: R. Scott Akins, D.O.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 59:37

Summary: Evidence-based paradigm to evaluate complimentary and alternative medicine treatments for safety and efficacy, i.e. gluten- and casein-free diets, supplements, chelation and antifungal treatments.


Understanding and Educating Higher Functioning Individuals with Autism

Presenter: Peter Mundy, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 59:32

Summary: Social behavioral, emotional and learning characteristics of higher functioning children with autism with emphasis on challenges in school.


Immunologic Abnormalities in ASD & Convergence of Genetic and Environmental Mechanisms Conferring Autism Risk

Presenters: Daniel Braunschweig, Isaac Pessah, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 16, 2009

Length: 1:32:00

Synopsis: Dan Braunschweig discusses the current research regarding the immune abnormalities found in children with autism and their potential correlation with the development of autism. Dr. Pessah focusses on how certain genetic markers may make the body more susceptible to certain environmental triggers which could cause developmental problems like autism.


Presenter: Andrew Zimmerman, M.D.

Affiliation: Kennedy Krieger Institute

Date: April 8, 2009

Synopsis: Zimmerman Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Effects of Fever in Autism: Clues to Pathogenesis and Treatment
4PM Length: 54:08

6PM Lecture: The "Fever Effect" and Search for the Holy Grail in Autism
6PM Length: 53:46


Presenter: John Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco

Date: February 11, 2009

Synopsis: Rubenstein Abstract »

4PM Lecture: FGF Signaling and Neocortical Patterning
4PM Length: 52:25

6PM Lecture: What Causes Autism? Two Short Stories
6PM Length: 55:14


Presenter: Pat Levitt, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University

Date: January 14, 2009

Synopsis: Levitt Abstract »

4PM Lecture: The MET Receptor Tyrosine Kinase and Autism Risk
4PM Length: 1:19:38

6PM Lecture: Where Are We With the Autisms?
6PM Length: 1:23:17


What We Learn About Autism from Studying Fragile X Syndrome

Presenters: David Hessl, Ph.D., Lisa Cordeiro

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: Jan 22, 2009

Length: 54:22

Synopsis: Individuals with autism and fragile X syndrome share many symptoms and there may be common neurobiological abnormalities underlying these symptoms. Dr. Hessl will share recent findings from his laboratory and others focusing on this topic and discuss implications that the overlapping features may have for the treatment of both conditions.


Presenter: Susan E. Levy, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Date: December 10, 2008

Synopsis: Levy Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Are Complementary and Alternative Medical Treatments for Children with Autism Evidence-Based?
4PM Length: 1:05:24

6PM Lecture: How Do or Should Parents and Caregivers Choose Treatments for Children with Autism?
6PM Length: 1:00:45


Presenter: Eric Hollander, M.D.

Affiliation: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Date: November 12, 2008

Synopsis: Hollander Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Intravenous and Intranasal Oxytocin Targets Social Cognition and Repetitive Behaviors in Autism: Behavioral and Imaging Findings
4PM Length: 1:08:02

6PM Lecture: New Developments in Autism Spectrum Disorders
6PM Length: 53:31


Psychiatric Comorbidity and Differential Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2008

Length: 1:16:19


Providing Students with Severe Autism Access to the General Education Curriculum

Presenters: Robin Church, Ed.D., Dawn Ibberson

Affiliation: Kennedy Krieger Institute

Date: August 7, 2008

Length: 1:29:46


Cortisol: A Clue into the Rhythms and Reactions of Children with Autism

Presenter: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: July 17, 2008

Length: 1:40:47

Synopsis: Cortisol is often referred to as "the stress hormone" because it is secreted during the "fight or flight" response and it is involved in various stress-related changes. Learn more about the work of a MIND Institute researcher who is investigating cortisol as a biological marker of stress and dysregulation in children with autism. The presentation will include recent findings and comparisons of cortisol to social and emotional behavior, brain structure and function, and the symptoms of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.


Presenter: Deborah Fein, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Connecticut

Date: June 11, 2008

Synopsis: Fein Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Can Children with Autism "Recover?"
4PM Length: 1:10:43

6PM Lecture: Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders: State of the Science
6PM Length: 1:17:52


Presenter: Christopher J. McDougle, M.D.

Affiliation: Indiana University

Date: May 21, 2008

Synopsis: McDougle Abstract »

4PM Lecture: The Pharmacotherapy of Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
4PM Length: 1:31:22

6PM Lecture: Practical Aspects of Medication Treatment in Autism for Parents and Other Providers
6PM Length:


High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnosis, Current Research, and Treatment Options

Presenters: John Brown, Ph.D., Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D., MBA, & Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 17, 2008

Length: 1:36:16

Synopsis: In this "Minds Behind the MIND" session, three clinicians and researchers who are experts in HFA and Asperger's syndrome discuss the distinctions between these two disorders and other types of autism. They also address the best ways to support and maximize the success of children and adults living with these diagnoses.


Presenter: Laura Schreibman, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UCSD

Date: April 9, 2008

Synopsis: Schreibman Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Developing Individualized Treatment Protocols for Children with Autism
4PM Length: 1:11:22

6PM Lecture: The Science and Fiction of Autism
6PM Length: 1:14:04


Presenter: Marco Iacoboni, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: October 10, 2007

Synopsis: Iacoboni Abstract »

4PM Lecture: The Problem of Other Minds: Intersubjectivity and Mirror Neurons
4PM Length: 1:07:24

6PM Lecture: The Mirror Neuron Hypothesis of Autism
6PM Length: 1:02:59


Educational Approaches for Students with Autism, Part 1

Presenters: Linda Brooks, B.A., Kristi Baysinger, M.A., BCBA, Jennifer Kurth, M.Ed., Sharon Hensley, M.A.

Affiliation: Various

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:28:52


Educational Approaches for Students with Autism, Part 2

Presenters: Linda Brooks, B.A., Kristi Baysinger, M.A., BCBA, Jennifer Kurth, M.Ed., Sharon Hensley, M.A.

Affiliation: Various

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:07:41


ASD Guidelines for Effective Intervention

Presenters: Ron Huff, Ph.D., Lynne Huffman, M.D., Rick Ingraham, Susan Wilczynski, Ph.D., BCBA

Affiliation: Various

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:15:16


Limbic-Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical (LHPA) Axis in Children with Autism

Presenter: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:32:39


The Cognitive Basis of Behavior in ASD: Implications for Memory and Learning and for Behavior Intervention

Presenter: Nancy Minshew, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Date: August 2, 2007

Length: 1:34:08


Keynote Address: The Reshaping of the Neurobiology of Autism

Presenter: Nancy Minshew, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Date: August 2, 2007

Length: 1:09:45


Uncovering the Mysteries of Autism

Presenters: David G. Amaral, Ph.D., Sally Rogers, Ph.D., Robin Hansen, M.D., Christine Wu-Nordahl, Ph.D., Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: July 19, 2007

Length: 1:47:10

Synopsis: Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means that it affects those diagnosed with it in a wide variety of ways. By identifying the variations on the autism spectrum, better treatment and diagnostic practices will emerge. Discover what the Autism Phenome Project is doing to help define the various types of autism, while ultimately lead to a better understanding of causes, treatments and preventions.


Presenter: Tony Charman, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University College London

Date: June 13, 2007

Synopsis: Charman Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Looking for Subgroups Amongst Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
4PM Length: 1:08:15

6PM Lecture: The Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Insights and Challenges
6PM Length: 1:16:55


Presenter: Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: April 11, 2007

Synopsis: Bookheimer Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Neural Basis of Social Communication Deficits in Autism: Insights from Functional Imaging
4PM Length: 1:04:27

6PM Lecture: Understanding Emotions in Others: Brain Imaging of Social Communication in Autism
6PM Length: 1:03:04


Presenter: Joseph Piven, M.D.

Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date: March 14, 2007

Synopsis: Piven Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Towards Defining the Autism Phenotype
4PM Length: 1:08:57

6PM Lecture: Imaging the Developing Brain: Insights into the Pathogenesis of Autism
6PM Length: 1:06:19

 


Presenter: Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Colorado State University

Date: February 14, 2007

4PM Lecture: Exploring the Mind of a Visual Thinker: Thinking in Photo-Realistic Pictures
4PM Length: 1:06:52

6PM Lecture: My Experience with Autism
6PM Length: 1:19:12


Presenter: Lawrence Scahill, MSN, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Yale University

Date: January 10, 2007

Synopsis: Scahill Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Designing Clinical Trials in Autism: Keep it Simple, Keep it Real
4PM Length: 1:09:40

6PM Lecture: Medication Treatment in Autism: What Really Works
6PM Length: 1:21:50


Implications of a Redox Imbalance and Oxidative Stress in Autism

Presenter: S. Jill James, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 47:21

Synopsis: An overview of some biochemical research reviewing three interdependent pathways of folate, methionine, and glutathione metabolism that was found to be abnormal in many children on the autistic spectrum.


Understanding Immunological and Neurobiological Susceptibilities Contributing to Autism Risk

Presenter: Isaac Pessah, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 47:45

Synopsis: Dr. Pessah lectures on how environmental factors are affecting neurobiological and immunological mechanisms in children with autism.


Could the Brain Be Downstream? A Whole-Body Systems Approach to Autism

Presenter: Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 48:30

Synopsis: A presentation that discusses how autism may less be a disorder that affects the brain, but one that affects the body that affects the brain and how researchers may want to take a step back and consider the whole body when researching what might be causing autism.


Breaking Self Perpetuating Cycles of Disruption in Autism: Assessing and Addressing Toxic Load Issues

Presenter: John Green, M.D.

Affiliation: Clinician

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 53:06

Synopsis: Dr. Green provides an in-depth look at the many toxins found in the environment and how a build-up of these in a body could be a primary factor in the pathogenesis of autism in children.


The Role of Imagery and Verbal Comprehension, Hyperlexia, and Autism

Presenter: Nanci Bell, M.A.

Affiliation: Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Date: August 11, 2006

Length: 1:24:46


Structural and Functional Neuroimaging of the Amygdala in Children with Autism

Presenter: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 11, 2006

Length: 1:06:03


Best Practices in the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 11, 2006

Length: 1:14:26


Early Assessment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:07:49


The Use of Technology in the Education and Treatment of Children with Autism

Presenter: Linda K. Haymes, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Spectrum Center

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:19:08


Update on Pharmacologic and Biomedical Treatments of Autism Spectrum

Presenter: Robert Hendren, D.O.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:18:38


Children with Autism Show Differences in the Processing of Mental Arithmetic

Presenter: Susan M. Rivera, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:17:11


Presenter: Jan Buitelaar, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Radboud University - Nijmegen

Date: April 12, 2006

Synopsis: Buitelaar Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Population Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Very Early Age: Findings, Prospects and Problems
4PM Length: 1:04:28

6PM Lecture: Population Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Very Early Age: Implications for Clinical Practice and Treatment
6PM Length: 1:01:24


Presenter: Uta Frith, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University College London

Date: February 8, 2006

Synopsis: Frith Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Autism and the Brain's Theory of Mind
4PM Length: 1:18:29

6PM Lecture: How Cognitive Theories Can Help Us Explain Autism
6PM Length: 1:07:34


The Autism Spectrum Disorders: Beyond Behavior - Research and Treatment Implications

Presenter: Margaret Bauman, M.D.

Affiliation: Harvard University & Massachusetts General Hospital

Date: January 11, 2006

Length: 1:40:11


Presenter: Eric Fombonne, M.D.

Affiliation: Montreal Children's Hospital & McGill University

Date: December 14, 2005

Synopsis: Fombonne Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Autism and Immunizations: The Epidemiological Tale
4PM Length: 1:25:36

6PM Lecture: Autism: Have Child Immunizations Created an Epidemic?
6PM Length: 1:40:22


Presenter: T. Conrad Gilliam, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Chicago

Date: November 9, 2005

Synopsis: Gilliam Abstract »

4PM Lecture: Genetic and Genomic Mapping of Autism Loci
4PM Length: 1:10:57

6PM Lecture: Genomics, Pathways, and Disease Genes
6PM Length: 1:01:25


Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Children and Adolescents

Presenter: Robert Hendren, D.O.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 5, 2005

Length: 1:23:30


Alternative Treatments in Autism

Presenter: Robin Hansen, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 4, 2005

Length: 1:22:14


Circumscribed Interests in Autism

Presenter: Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 4, 2005

Length: 53:26


Seizures in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Barry Tharp, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 4, 2005

Length: 1:25:41