Autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex, brain-based disorder that is characterized by (1) impairments in reciprocal social communication and social interaction and (2) by restricted or unusual patterns of activities or interests. Symptoms of ASD appear early in life but the specific pattern of behaviors and the severity of the effect on daily life differs from person to person. There is also great variation in cognitive skills, with some individuals with ASD having an intellectual disability and others having very advanced cognitive skills. Individualized interventions are important to promote optimal social interaction, communication, learning, and functioning in the family and community.

News items related to the topic: Autism spectrum disorder

Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: "Can't Fight This Feeling: Understanding and Remediating Anxiety in Teens with Autism"
Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: "Can't Fight This Feeling: Understanding and Remediating Anxiety in Teens with Autism"

Online learning platform extends TRIAD and other VKC training outreach
Training community professionals and family members across Tennessee is a mission that spans TRIAD and other Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) programs. Now an online learning platform will bring video training to learners in their workplaces and homes, from urban to rural locations.

Clinical & Translational Research Lecture: "Introducing the Vanderbilt Center for Autism & Innovation"
Clinical & Translational Research Lecture: "Introducing the Vanderbilt Center for Autism & Innovation"

Upcoming events related to the topic: Autism spectrum disorder

Families First Nashville, TN Workshop: Doctors, Therapists and Schools - Oh My! Building An Effective Team
A monthly workshop series for parents of young children with an autism spectrum disorder.

Families First Jackson, TN Live-Stream: Doctors, Therapists and Schools - Oh My! Building an Effective Team
A monthly workshop series for parents of young children with an autism spectrum disorder.

Families First Birmingham, AL Live-Stream: Doctors, Therapists and Schools - Oh My! Building an Effective Team
Families First Birmingham, AL Live-Stream: Doctors, Therapists and Schools - Oh My! Building an Effective Team

Families First Woodstock, GA Live-Stream: Doctors, Therapists and Schools - Oh My! Building An Effective Team
Families First Woodstock, GA Live-Stream: Doctors, Therapists and Schools - Oh My! Building An Effective Team

Families First Taos, New Mexico Live-Stream Workshop: Doctors, Therapists, and Schools-Oh My! Building an Effective Team
Families First Taos, New Mexico Live-Stream Workshop: Doctors, Therapists, and Schools-Oh My! Building an Effective Team

Families First Chattanooga, TN Live-Stream Workshop: Doctors, Therapists, and Schools-Oh My! Building an Effective Team
Families First Chattanooga, TN Live-Stream Workshop: Doctors, Therapists, and Schools-Oh My! Building an Effective Team

Families First Wilmington, Delaware Live-Stream Workshop: Doctors, Therapists, and Schools-Oh My! Building an Effective Team
Families First Wilmington, Delaware Live-Stream Workshop: Doctors, Therapists, and Schools-Oh My! Building an Effective Team

TRIAD Classroom Management Webinar Series
TRIAD Classroom Management Webinar Series

Families First Wilmington, Delaware Live-Stream Workshop: Improving Mealtime Routines
Families First Wilmington, Delaware Live-Stream Workshop: Improving Mealtime Routines

Families First Chattanooga, TN Live-Stream Workshop: Improving Mealtime Routines
Families First Chattanooga, TN Live-Stream Workshop: Improving Mealtime Routines

Families First Bowling Green, KY Live-Stream Workshop: Improving Mealtime Routines
Families First Bowling Green, KY Live-Stream Workshop: Improving Mealtime Routines

Families First Taos, New Mexico Live-Stream Workshop: Improving Mealtime Routines
Families First Taos, New Mexico Live-Stream Workshop: Improving Mealtime Routines

Families First Woodstock, GA Live-Stream: Improving Mealtime Routines
Families First Woodstock, GA Live-Stream: Improving Mealtime Routines

Families First Jackson, TN Live-Stream: Improving Mealtime Routines
A monthly workshop series for parents of young children with an autism spectrum disorder.

Families First Nashville, TN Workshop: Improving Mealtime Routines
A monthly workshop series for parents of young children with an autism spectrum disorder.

TRIAD Classroom Management Webinar Series
TRIAD Classroom Management Webinar Series

SENSE Theatre August 23 Performance: The Year of the Ladybug
A live performance by young people with autism spectrum disorders and their typically developing peers.

SENSE Theatre August 24 Performance: The Year of the Ladybug
A live performance by young people with autism spectrum disorders and their typically developing peers.

TRIAD Classroom Management Webinar Series
TRIAD Classroom Management Webinar Series

TRIAD Classroom Management Webinar Series
TRIAD Classroom Management Webinar Series

TRIAD Classroom Management Webinar Series
TRIAD Classroom Management Webinar Series

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) Clinical Training, October 2019 Application
Training for psychologists, pediatricians, behavioral specialists, speech & language pathologists, and others who regularly assess children with autism or developmental disabilities.

ADOS-2 Research Reliability Training, December 2019
Training for psychologists, pediatricians, behavioral specialists, speech-language pathologists, and research assistants who have completed the ADOS-2 clinical training and regularly assess individuals with ASD.

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Emelyne Bingham
Senior Lecturer in the Teaching of Music

Jim Bodfish, Ph.D.
Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Stephen M. Camarata, Ph.D.
Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Erik Carter, Ph.D.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Special Education

Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Blythe A. Corbett, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Psychology

Kevin Ess, M.D., Ph.D.
Gerald M. Fenichel Chair in Neurology; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Neurology; Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology

Isabel Gauthier, Ph.D.
David K. Wilson Chair and Professor of Psychology; Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences

Rachel Hundley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Psychologist, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Learning Assessment Clinic

A. Pablo Juarez, M.Ed., BCBA
Senior Associate in Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, & Special Education; Director, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)

Ann P. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development; Professor of Special Education and Psychology

Maithilee Kunda Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering; Deputy Director of Psychometrics, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

Jennifer Ledford, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education

Miriam Lense, Ph.D.
Research Instructor in Otolaryngology

Whitney Loring, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist; TRIAD Families First Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Beth Malow, M.D., M.S.
Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development; Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Director, Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Division

Julia Noland, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development

Ned A. Porter, Ph.D.
Stevenson Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Biochemistry

Nilanjan Sarkar, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Professor of Computer Engineering; Deputy Director of Assistive Technologies, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

James Sutcliffe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director, IDDRC Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core E

Anne Marie Tharpe, Ph.D.
Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Chair of the Department; Professor of Otolaryngology; Associate Director, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center

Frank Tong, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology; Deputy Director of Psychometrics, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

Richard Urbano, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Pediatrics; Epidemiology Database Director, IDDRC Clinical Translational Core B; Bioinformatics and Database Specialist, IDDRC Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core E

Timothy Vogus, Ph.D.
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management; Deputy Director, Organizational Research and Interventions, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

Mark Wallace, Ph.D.
Louise B. McGavock Endowed Chair; Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology; Dean, Vanderbilt University Graduate School

Zachary E. Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Special Education; Executive Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD); Director, Autism Research, Department of Pediatrics and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Autism Research Registry Faculty Director, IDDRC Clinical Translational Core B; Deputy Director of Community Engagement, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

Amy Weitlauf, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Tiffany Woynaroski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences

Paul J. Yoder, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education

Qi Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

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