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Disparities in the Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

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August 19, 2010



8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D.
NICHD Director, NIH

Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, NICHD, NIH

Regina Smith James, M.D.
Director, Division of Special Populations, NICHD, NIH

8:15 a.m.

ASD Overview
Catherine Lord , Ph.D.
University of Michigan

9:15 a.m.

ASD Early Diagnosis
Amy Wetherby, Ph.D.
Florida State University

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

ASD Screening: Use of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)
Deborah Fein, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut

11:30 a.m. 


12:30 p.m.

How Race, Gender, Socioeconomic Status, Culture, and Communication Affect Diagnosis
Olga Solomon, Ph.D.
University of Southern California

1:30 p.m.

Detection of ASD in Children from Bilingual Families
Pilar Bernal, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Kaiser of Northern California

2:20 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion

  • Gaps and Barriers to Assessments
  • Future Directions: Development of Sensitive and Efficient Clinical Diagnostic Tools


  • Catherine Lord , Ph.D.
  • Amy Wetherby, Ph.D.
  • Deborah Fein, Ph.D.
  • Olga Solomon, Ph.D.
  • Pilar Bernal, M.D.

4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m.


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