Sigan Hartley, PhD – Slide of the Week

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) report elevated parenting stress. The current study examined bidirectional effects between parenting stress and three domains of child functioning (ASD symptoms, internalizing behavior problems, and externalizing behavior problems) across four time points in 188 families of children with ASD (originally aged 5 to 12 yrs).

Connecting research and clinics to help those with autism

One of the goals of the study is to discover how genetic variations in young people with ASD are related to brain changes that lead to clinical symptoms of the disorder, such as impaired social interaction and repetitive behaviors.

“If you think about it, in between genes and clinical symptoms [of ASD] are changes in brain development,” says Lainhart. “Genes first impact brain development, and as a result of changes in how the brain develops, there are clinical manifestations of what we recognize as ASD.”

Managing Threatening Confrontations

Registration begins at 8:45 am. Time includes a one hour lunch break, on your own. Please note that the training will be held at Community Living Connections on Watts Rd. Instructor: Josh Lapin Managing Threatening …

Managing Threatening Confrontations

Registration begins at 8:45 am. Time includes a one hour lunch break, on your own. Registration Fee: $75 per person Please note that the training will be held at Community Living Connections: 6515 Watts Road, …

Families Navigate An Autism Diagnosis With Interventional Services, Networks

Waisman Center social workers Paola Perez and Erin Thomson were featured guests on the Larry Meiller Show on Wisconsin Public Radio’s the Ideas Network. Perez and Thomson discussed a broad range of autism-related topics including …

Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick, PhD – Slide of the Week

As a large wave of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosed in the 1990s enters adulthood and middle age, knowledge about the patterning of lifetime health problems will become increasingly important for prevention efforts. We retrospectively analyzed diagnostic codes associated with de-identified electronic health records using a machine learning algorithm to characterize diagnostic patterns in decedents with ASD and matched decedent community controls.

Managing Threatening Confrontations

Registration begins at 8:45 am. Time includes a one hour lunch break, on your own. Registration Fee: $75 per person Please note that the training will be held at MARC South: 901 Post Rd. Madison. …

Navigating the Transition to Adulthood

Parenting Your Child with Autism Series Presents: Title: Navigating the Transition to Adulthood About the Talk: The transition of a student out of high school into the adult world can be a stressful time for …