Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the University of Florida/Jacksonville and Nemours Children’s Clinic are pleased to invite interested persons to The 6th Annual Autism Symposium
When: March 12, 2014, 8:30am (check-in) – 5 pm
Where: University Center at the University of North Florida (driving directions)
Sponsors: Wolfson Children’s Hospital, University of Florida and Nemours Children's Clinic
Who: Parents, caregivers, special needs teachers, psychologists, nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists, behavioral therapists, marriage and family therapists, physical therapists, mental health counselors and clinical social workers
Cost: $60 (lunch is included)
Continuing Education: click here for details for each discipline.
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The 2014 speakers include autism experts:
|Celine A. Saulnier, is Clinical Director of Research at the Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.
|William Sharp, PhD, is Director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at the Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Assistant Professor in the Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, at Emory University School of Medicine.
The Marcus Autism Center is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism and related disorders, treating approximately 5,000 children a year and is an affiliate of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The Marcus Autism Center staff of highly trained pediatric professionals is supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Center was awarded the prestigious ACE (Autism Center of Excellence) designation by the NIH in 2012, funded by a grant of more than $8.3 million to Emory University from the NIH.
The ACE is one of only three such centers nationwide (the other being UCLA and Boston University) and brings together more than 25 researchers and physicians in eight laboratories in the three Atlanta institutions along with collaborators in Florida State University. The ACE studies risk and resilience for autism in infants and toddlers through fundamental research and new screening programs in early infancy. This innovative research program in setting the stage for changing autism’s course even before there is obvious disability. The Marcus Autism Center is the largest center of clinical care for individuals with autism and their families in the country.