Purdue Honors College Summer Mini-Courses: Trends and Issues in Autism Intervention
This mini-course provides an introduction to early educational and behavioral intervention for children with autism. You will develop an awareness of the evidence-base for autism treatment models and become familiar with current trends and issues related to autism intervention. Specific attention will be given to issues of pseudoscience and fad treatments for autism and to issues surrounding inclusive educational opportunities for children with autism.
Dr. Mandy Rispoli is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Purdue University, the Co-Director of the Purdue Autism Cluster, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral level. Dr. Rispoli’s research explores functional behavior assessments and function-based interventions in educational settings, and innovations in professional development for teachers of young children with autism and challenging behavior.
For more information and to register see https://honors.purdue.edu/community/summermini/
The Purdue Autism Cluster was awarded one of four community-building grants from the Office of the Provost. The grant will fund a research conference to be held in mid-October 2018 at Purdue. The conference will focus on the topic “Measuring and Predicting Change in Autism” with tracks for applied and basic science.
Professor Elizabeth M. Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
October 6, 2016 4pm, MJIS 1001
The talk will describe the clinical characteristics of fragile X syndrome, basic research and animal model work leading to understanding of the roles of FMRP in regulation of dendritic translation and synaptic morphology and plasticity, and aberrant regulation ensuing from absence of FMRP in FXS and FXS models. The development of treatments correcting the cellular translational pathway, synaptic functioning and numerous phenotypes in the animal models will be presented, followed by a discussion of the effort to bring these findings to humans with FXS, including hurdles, lessons learned, and resultant need to develop new paradigms for translation of treatments targeted to mechanisms of neural plasticity in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Two local events will take place in the coming months: On September 19th a three-part presentation on family support waivers, estate planning and wills, and guardianship (see flyer for more information). On October 17th a presentation on tips for addressing behavioral problems in children with ASD (see flyer for more information).