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Johns Hopkins Wendy Klag Center to Host Autism Symposium on June 4

The Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities, which is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is hosting a symposium on Monday, June 4,

“Why Counts Count: Today’s Autism Numbers, Tomorrow’s Projections.”

The symposium will be webcast live at www.jhsph.edu/autism. The event Is open to the public. Registration details below.

The CDC now estimates that 1 in 59 children have an autism spectrum disorder. Speakers will discuss prevalence trends; service and policy needs as these children age into adulthood; and future projections of adult autism prevalence in Maryland and the U.S.

The agenda includes:

  • Presentation of new Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) data, by Li-Ching Lee, PhD, principal investigator of the Maryland site and an associate scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Perspective of an autism services agency: Mission and overview of services for teens and adults, by Eric Salzano, executive director of CSAAC, a nonprofit service provider in Maryland
  • Projections of autism prevalence into adulthood in Maryland and the United States, by Li-Ching Lee and Qingfeng Li, PhD, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • A panel discussion will follow, featuring Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., C.R.C., manager of programs and education at the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism; Terri Savage, Ed.D, acting executive director of Howard County schools’ Department of Special Education; Maureen Van Stone, Esq., interim director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities; and Eric Salzano, CSAAC executive director.

“Why Counts Count: Today’s Autism Numbers, Tomorrow’s Projections.”

1:30 – 4 PM
Monday, June 4

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

615 N. Wolfe Street, Sheldon Hall (W1214)

Baltimore, MD  21205

The symposium is open to the public. Guests who are not affiliated with Johns Hopkins: must register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-counts-count-todays-autism-numbers-tomorrows-projections-tickets-46126750352