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From Numbers to Action: Understanding the New Autism Prevalence Estimates & How YOU Can Help Families Take Action

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Meeting Description:

CDC recently reported the increasing prevalence of autism. By studying the number of people diagnosed with an ASD over time, we can find out if the number is rising, dropping, or staying the same. This also makes it possible to compare the number of children with ASDs in different areas of the country and different groups of people. Join us to hear about the latest findings from the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network!

 This webinar will also discuss CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Program, which offers free tools and other educational materials to help parents and professionals monitor a child’s early development and take action on concerns. Learn how you can use or help promote these free resources to help families in your community identify developmental delay and get their child the services and support they might need, at the earliest age possible.

Date: Tue, Apr 17, 2012
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Phuong Nguyen
 Presenter Information
Jon Baio

Jon Baio is an Epidemiologist with the Developmental Disabilities Branch in the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he has worked since 1996. He currently serves as Team Lead for Developmental Disabilities Surveillance and Principal Investigator on the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, studying the prevalence of autism and other developmental disabilities in several communities throughout the U.S.

Katie K. Green

Ms. Katie Green is a Health Communication Specialist with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

Ms. Green provides health communication expertise to CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program—a national program to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Ms. Green’s communication work focuses predominantly on the research, development and dissemination of informational tools and resources to help parents learn about development milestones, early warning signs of developmental delay, and the importance of acting early on developmental concerns.