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.

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TRIAD Families First Webinar - Neurodiversity [Virtual]
A monthly workshop series for parents of young children with an autism spectrum disorder.

SENSE Theatre® Performance: HATS

SENSE Theatre® Performance: HATS

STAT-MD Training
STAT-MD Training is designed to teach enhanced diagnostic consultation and screening procedures to pediatric medical providers serving young children.

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Elizabeth E. Biggs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education

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

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

Blythe A. Corbett, Ph.D.
James G. Blakemore Chair and Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Psychology; Director, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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; Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Learning Assessment Clinic

A. Pablo Juárez, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Co-Director, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD); Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VKC UCEDD); Director of Behavioral Analysis, Division of Developmental Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Senior Associate in Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, & Special Education

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.
Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology

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

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

Jena McDaniel
Assistant Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences

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; Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VKC UCEDD)

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.
Centennial Professor of Psychology; Deputy Director of Psychometrics, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

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; Director, IDDRC Behavioral Phenotyping Core (Core D)

Zachary E. Warren, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Developmental Medicine, Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Special Education; Executive Director, VKC TRIAD; Director, Autism Research, Department of Pediatrics and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Autism Research Registry Faculty Director; Deputy Director of Community Engagement, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation

Amy Weitlauf, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; TRIAD Associate Director of Research

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

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

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