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Mysteries of Autism: Anxiety and the Brain

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Two internationally recognized and published speakers will provide participants with current research and practical implications for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and or anxiety. This conference is appropriate for anyone who is interested in learning the most up-to-date information on autism and anxiety disorders. Dr. Amaral will begin by providing participants with an update on the top 10 autism research findings then discuss his important work on distinguishing autism subtypes by examining neural and other biological features. This includes seminal work being conducted at the M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kendall will address anxiety symptoms in youth with and without autism and recommend empirically supported strategies for intervention. Dr. Kendall is one of the most highly cited individuals in social and medical sciences.

Morning Session — David Amaral, Ph.D. - An Update on Recent Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder
Top 10 autism research findings and Defining subtypes of autism spectrum disorder.

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain a broader understanding of modern advances in the understanding of behavioral, biological and treatment research related to Autism Spectrum Disorder.
2. Recognize neural and other biological features that potentially distinguish different forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
3. Appreciate limitations in research approaches that have delayed a deeper understanding of the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Afternoon Session — Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., ABPP - Addressing Anxiety in Youth with and without

Learning Objectives – At the completion of this session participants will:
1. Be able to identify anxiety symptoms and disorders in youth
2. Recognize the developmental, cognitive, and familial factors influencing anxiety in youth
3. Describe the empirically supported strategies for intervention for youth suffering from anxiety
4. Recognize what we know and what we do not yet know about effective treatment of anxiety in youth