Child Study Center Grand Rounds: "Translating Developmental Social Neuroscience Advances Into Solutions for the Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder"
- Participants will recognize the public health challenges associated with access to early intervention services for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and implications, for family and society, from late diagnosis.
- Participants will learn about new advances capitalizing on eye-tracking research of early social development to generate cost-effective and community-viable solutions to increase access to early detection, diagnosis and assessment for young children with ASD and related social-communication and language delays.
- Participants will learn about the available evidence on efficacy and effectiveness of these emerging technologies.
ASD is the most common complex neurodevelopmental disorder, corresponding to a large portion of the pediatric practice of clinicians in general, and child psychiatrists. Early intervention can optimize outcomes, and yet, societal barriers persist. It is importance for practitioners and investigators alike to be aware of the public health challenges and opportunities associated with ASD, and emerging solutions that could potentially benefit 1 in every 44 children in the country.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of MedicineAmi Klin, PhDDirector, Marcus Autism Center