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Autism Speaks annual conference for parents and professionals.

Videoblog: Peter Gerhardt at the National Conference

Meeting the Needs of Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., educational director of the McCarton Upper School and a keynote speaker at the Autism Speaks National Conference, explains the urgency of developing strategies for adolescents and adults with autism.

Videoblog: Amy Hess & Lisa Goring at the National Conference

“Putting It All Together” for Your Child with Autism: Amy Hess, ATN site coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks vice president of Family Services, discuss key points for successfully orchestrating family-centered care and coordinating care across providers. Hess and Goring both have children on the autism spectrum.

 

Videoblog: Managing Challenging Behaviors

From the Autism Speaks National Family Conference in Columbus, Ohio, Daniel Coury, MD, discusses three ways that families can better manage challenging behaviors of their child with autism. Dr.

Videoblog: Discussing GI Issues at the National Conference

Alessio Fasano, MD, professor of pediatrics, medicine and physiology and director of the Mucosal Biology Research Center and the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discusses the three most exciting breakthroughs in gastrointestinal issues in autism at the Autism Speaks National Conference for Families and Professionals in Columbus, Ohio. Dr.