“Autism: The Benefits of Early Diagnosis and Intervention” features experts from the Stony Brook Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders on Tuesday, April 19, from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A.
In toddlers 18 months or older, delays in language development and the lack of desire to communicate may be reasons to seek a professional evaluation to determine if your child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recognizing ASD and providing interventions early can help a child reach their full potential.
At this dinner/panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to meet, learn from and ask questions of several Stony Brook experts. They will be on hand to explain what the early signs are, how ASD is diagnosed and the many ways in which early diagnosis and early intervention help. Also on the panel is a parent who has nine years of experience raising a child who was diagnosed with autism at the age of four.
All are welcome. A buffet dinner will be served. The panel discussion will be of special interest to parents, pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, social workers and school administrators.
The event is free, but registration is required. Register at stonybrookmedicine.edu/autism-event. For more information, call (631) 444-4000.
Host: Paul Mitrani, MD, PhD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Moderator: Judith Crowell, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Naomi Angoff Chedd, LMHC, BCBA, Child and Family Therapist/Autism Specialist
Jennifer Keluskar, PhD, Child and Adolescent Psychologist
Jill Miller-Horn, MD, Pediatric Neurologist
Matthew D. Lerner, PhD, Autism Researcher, Clinical Psychologist
Zoya Popivker, DO, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Click here for speaker bios.