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Perspectives on Multidisciplinary Care for Children with Autism Lecture: "Aim High: Launching Developmental (Autism) Communities of Care Worldwide"

Date: December 02, 2022

Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Location: Online - Register for Zoom link


Perspectives on Multidisciplinary Care for Children with Autism Speaker Series Lecture: Aim High: Launching Developmental (Autism) Communities of Care Worldwide
Friday, December 2, 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Presented online and in-person in DOT 10135 Conference Room, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, TN

Presented by Eric M. Flake, MD/FAAP Col, MC, USAF, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Associate Professor USUHS, USAF Pediatric SG Consultant, Joint Base Lewis McChord

Novel approaches in identification, evaluation, and treatment of neuro-developmental disorders are necessary to care for military families anywhere in the world.

The children of active and reserve military serve alongside their parents. It is our nation’s responsibility to ensure that all children—including those serving in the military—are provided the best care wherever they live. This presentation will discuss innovative and best practices that enable families to receive timely identification, evaluation, and treatment for neuro-developmental disorders anywhere in the world.

About the speaker: Col(r) Eric Flake M.D. is a team member of Olympia Pediatrics the largest independent pediatric group in Thurston County. He is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians and created the Developmental-Behavioral Family Readiness Center for the DoD. He is faculty at the Department of Defense (DoD) Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship located at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Tacoma Washington. He founded the only DoD Autism Center - JBLM Center for Autism Resource, Education and Services (CARES). He attended the military medical school (USUHS) graduating in 2001. Dr. Flake has published numerous articles and presentations regarding childhood resiliency, autism and the psychosocial effects of deployment on children. Dr. Flake is an Associate Professor at the Uniform Services University and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington. He current serves in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is on science advisory board for the Military Child Education Coalition.

This speaker series will focus on research and service/training models designed to make developmental care more accessible for children with autism and their families, presenting perspectives from a range of pediatric disciplines. Conducted via interactive webinar. All lectures, unless otherwise indicated, start at 12:00 p.m. CST and will occur quarterly.

This series is hosted by VUMC’s Division of Developmental Medicine.

Target audience: supporting healthcare providers and disability service professionals who work with children with autism and other developmental differences/variations

Contact Jeff Hine for more information, or subscribe to receive email alerts at https://mailchi.mp/vumc/dbp.

Learn more about the Perspectives on Multidisciplinary Care series at https://vkc.vumc.org/vkc/triad/perspectives-series/.


For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).