American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 57th Annual Meeting (October 26-31, 2010) Program Schedule
Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Institute 5 (ticket)
Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Research and Treatment Review for Practitioners
Receiving the news that your child is diagnosed or suspected to have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult information for a parent to absorb, and the family caring for the child with autism faces many challenges with each developmental stage—often without clear guidelines. Obstacles to achieving appropriate care can include parent denial, lack of information, and limited financial resources. Child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians, family practitioners, and other mental health professionals need practical answers to the many questions and situations that present when treating a child with an ASD. Recognition of the diagnostic symptoms of ASD is one thing, certainty on how to proceed is often lacking. This Institute provides working knowledge of basic research and practical information on how to help parents after their child is diagnosed and how to create a treatment plan. Assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and the clinical implications of recent research advances in genetics and neuroimaging are presented, as well as behavioral, educational, and pharmacological interventions. Participants learn how to develop an appropriate, realistic, multi-modal treatment plan that encompasses emotional and educational support for caregivers so the child with ASD can achieve optimum functioning and life skills.
Friday, October 29, 2010: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM  
Introductory Remarks
8:10 AM  
Differential Diagnosis of Autism and Related Disorders
Fred Robert Volkmar, M.D. Yale University, Branford, CT
9:00 AM  
The Neural Basis of Social Awareness in Children with Autism
Bradley Peterson, M.D. Columbia University, New York, NY
9:50 AM  
10:10 AM  
Pharmacotherapy of Autism and Related Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Kimberly A. Stigler, M.D. Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
11:00 AM  
An Unexpected Life: Family Adjustment to Raising a Child with Autism through Adulthood
Alice R. Mao, M.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
11:50 AM  
Brief Question and Answer Session
12:00 PM  
Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM  
Genetics and Autism for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practitioner
Diane E. Treadwell-Deering, M.D. Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
2:20 PM  
Behavioral and Educational Approaches for Increasing Adaptive Functioning Skills
Jolie S. Brams, Ph.D. Brams & Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH
3:20 PM  
3:40 PM  
Considering Complimentary, Alternative, and Biomedical Approaches to Autism Assessment and Treatment with Families
Robert L. Hendren, D.O. University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
4:30 PM  
Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the AACAP Sponsored by the AACAP Autism and Intellectual Disability Committee

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