August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania

Identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder in Very Young Children

Thursday, August 7, 2014 -
1:15pm to 2:15pm

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, most children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age four or older. However, recent scientific research has shown that children can be identified as early as 12 months of age. Given the extensive evidence indicating that early detection and intervention can significantly improve the prognosis for children on the autism spectrum, identifying these children as early as possible is crucial. The present workshop will review research studies seeking to identify the behavioral characteristics of infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder, evidence-based assessment tools to use, and guidelines regarding “next steps” when a very young child is found to be on the autism spectrum.

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Act 48
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All Participants