Autism Seminar Series

2023-24 Autism Seminar Series

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Connor Kerns, PhD, University of British Columbia

"Distinct Expressions of Anxiety in Autistic Youth (and Why They Matter)"

Wed., May 1, 04:00 PM Eastern Time

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Dr. Connor Kerns (virtual)

University of British Columbia

Previous 2023-24 Seminars
Autism Seminar Series presentations are not recorded. 

  • April 3, 2024 - Mr. Hari Srinivsan, Vanderbilt University: Autism Acceptance Month Event - Redefine the Table
  • Mar 6, 2024 - Patrick Dwyer, PhD, La Trobe University, "Community Views of Neurodiversity and Intervention: Mixed Methods Reveal Shared Goals and Key Tensions"
  • Feb 7, 2024 - Micheal Sandbank, PhD, University of North Carolina, "Project AIM: Summarizing the Rapidly Transforming Evidence Base on Early Childhood Autism Intervention"
  • Jan 10, 2024 - Evdokia Anagnostou, MD, University of Toronto, "Precision Health in Neurodevelopmental Conditions"
  • Dec 6, 2023 - Stephen Sheinkopf, PhD, University of Missouri, "Cry, Sleep, Arousal, and the Autism Prodrome"
  • Nov 1, 2023 - Christine Nordahl, PhD, University of California, Davis, "Sex Differences and Early Brain Development in Autism"
  • Oct 11, 2023 - David Mandell, ScD, University of Pennsylvania, "Applying Implementation Science in Autism Research"
  • Sep 13, 2023 - Aubyn Stahmer, PhD, University of California, Davis Petrus de Vries, MBChB, PhD, University of Cape Town, Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Perspectives on Autism Service Implementation in South Africa and the United States

Past Events

  • May 3, 2023 - Dora M. Raymaker, PhD, Portland State University and Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE), "Margin to Center: A Critical Examination of 20 Years of Inclusive Autism Research"
  • April 12, 2023 - Trabian Shorters, "Asset-Framing for Equity & Autism"
  • March 1, 2023 - Sarah Edmunds, PhD, University of South Carolina, "NDBIs: Prioritizing 'Active' Ingredients in Implementation"
  • Feb. 1, 2023 - Kristen Bottema-Beutel, PhD, Boston College, "Reflections on Ableism, Language, and Autism Research"
  • Jan. 4, 2023 - John Constantino, MD, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, "ADHD and the Path from Genes to Brain to Behavior in Autism"
  • Dec 7, 2022 - Jessica Bradshaw, PhD, University of South Carolina, "Infant Predictors of Social Communication & Autism: A Developmental Cascades Perspective"
  • Nov 2, 2022 - Steven Kapp, PhD, University of Portsmouth,"Strengths of Speech Delay: Unmasking the Sensorimotor Complexity of Autism"
  • Oct 5, 2022 - Jennifer McLaren, PhD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, "The Integrated Mental Health Treatment Guidelines for Prescribers in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities"
  • Sept 7, 2022 - Giacomo Vivanti, PhD, AJ Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University, "Applying a Public Health Approach to Autism Early Intervention: A Framework for Action"
  • June 2, 2022 - Brian Boyd, PhD, University of Kansas, "Understanding Implicit Racial Bias within the Context of ASD"
  • May 4, 2022 - Brenna Maddox, PhD, University of North Carolina, and Lisa Morgan, M.Ed., CAS, "Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Suicide Prevention for Autistic People"
  • April 14, 2022 - Rep. Jennifer Benham, D-PA, Keynote Presentation for 2022 Autism Acceptance Month, "Overcoming Stigma, Not Autism: Why Being Autistic Makes Me a Great Legislator"
  • March 2, 2022 - John Strang, PsyD, Children's National Hospital, "The Intersection of Autism and Gender Diversity"
  • Feb. 2, 2022 - Sudha Arunachalam, PhD, New York University, and Rhiannon Luyster, PhD, Emerson College, "Learning Words from Overheard Language in Children on the Spectrum"
  • Jan. 5, 2022 - Sophy Kim, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical Center, "Tracking Treatment Response in Children with ASD" 
  • Dec. 1, 2021 - Matthew Lerner, PhD, State University of New York Stony Brook, "Catch Me If You Can: Novel Mechanisms of Social Functioning and Intervention in Youth with ASD"
  • Nov. 3, 2021 - Staci Bilbo, PhD, Duke University, "Microglia, Microbes, & Development of the Social Brain: Implications for ASD" 
  • Oct. 6, 2021 - Maya Corneille, PhD., Co-Director, Collective Health and Education Equity Research, "Approaches for Building Equity and Empowerment for Families with Autistic Children"
  • Sept. 1, 2021 - Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD, Stanford University, "The Stanford Neurodiversity Project: A Multi-faceted Approach to Advance Neurodiversity Advocacy and Research in Academic Psychiatry"
  • May 12, 2021 - Danai Fannin, PhD., NC Central University, "Rural Health Disparities in ASD"
  • March 3, 2021 - Jill Locke, PhD, University of Washington, "Applying Implementation Science Methods to Support Evidence-based Practice Use for Children with Autism in Schools"
  • Feb. 3, 2021 - Giulia Righi, PhD, Brown University, "A Partial Hospital Program for Children & Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities & Psychiatric Co-morbidities: Lessons from the Trenches" 
  • Jan. 6, 2021 - Vanessa Bal, PhD, Rutgers University, "Assessment of Minimally Verbal Children and Adults" 
  • Dec. 2, 2020 - Fred Shic, PhD, University of Washington, "Visual Attention in ASD: Explorations Across Development" 
  • Nov. 4, 2020 - Darren Hedley, PhD, La Trobe University, "From Employment to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: Reflecting on Five Years of Research with Autistic Adults"
  • Oct. 7, 2020 - Chris Chatham, PhD, & Kevin Sanders, MD, Roche,“Challenges in Developing Novel Interventions for Autism at the Global Scale”