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Johns Hopkins Establishes Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has established a new center to tackle the pressing public health challenges presented by autism and developmental disabilities. The Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities will promote research and education regarding the origins, detection, measurement, and prevention of conditions that affect behavioral, socioemotional, and/or cognitive development as well as evaluation of services and policies that support optimal development of affected children and their families. The center will unify and expand current research and education efforts at the Bloomberg School of Public Health focused on autism and developmental disabilities and will consolidate previously unlinked programs including the Wendy Klag Scholars Program, the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Epidemiology (CADDE) in the department of epidemiology, and multiple investigator and student-driven projects. It will also promote expansion of partnerships with the School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.