Category: Autism Lectures

Autism Candles – Autism Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC) | CPDC Lecture Series

Officer Roger White, Quincy (MA) Police Department talks about ALEC training program for community first responders. http://www.arcsouthnorfolk.org/alec-first-responder-training.html Children’s…

Autism Candles – Social Learning: Implications for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Conceptualizing autism as a social learning disability, with implications for potential innovations in education. Series:

Autism Candles – CARTA: Human Origins: Autism Spectrum Disorders – Simon Baron-Cohen: The Fetal Androgen Theory

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Autism affects males much more often than females. The explanation for this must either lie in diagnostic practice, hormones, genetics, or (most likely) a mix of…

Autism Candles – When One Twin Has Autism

More MIND Institute video: http://www.uctv.tv/mind UCTV’s Autism playlist: http://www.youtube.com/course?list=EC49E827A9F033CB3B UCTV Prime: http://www.uctv.tv/prime Researchers at the UC Davis…

Autism Candles – CARTA: Human Origins: Lessons from Autism Spectrum Disorders – V.S. Ramachandran

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) V.S. Ramachandran (UC San Diego) explains how his interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) stems from an earlier, and broader, interest in mirror neurons and…

Autism Candles – What Causes Autism?: The Role of Environmental Exposures

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD, MPH examines the role of environmental exposures in autism. Series:

Autism Candles – Linking Genes Brain and Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is known to have a strong genetic component. However little is known about how autism risk genes relate to brain differences found…

Autism Candles – On the Origins and Development of Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Impairments in language and communication are among the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These impairments are often the first symptoms to emerge…

Autism Candles – Culture and Autism: Anthropological Perspectives on the U.S. Korea and South Africa

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Although Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) appears to be universal, the contexts in which it occurs are distinctive. Yet little research has been conducted on ASD…

Autism Candles – Detection of Clinically Relevant Variants in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Visit: http://seminars.uctv.tv/) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) demonstrates high heritability, familial clustering and ~4:1 male to female bias, yet the causes are only partially understood,…

Autism Candles – Reversing Autism in the Lab with the Help of Stem Cells and the Tooth Fairy

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) People with autism have difficulty with language and social interaction as if they are trapped inside their own brains. There is no cure. Dr. Alysson Muotri of…

Autism Candles – Red Flags: Early Screening and Diagnosis of Autism

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Recognizing the early signs of autism and seeking early intervention can improve outcomes. UCSF Clinical Professor Dr. Barbara Bennet explains the signs that may…

Autism Candles – Motor and Social Skill Function: Connecting Learning and Brain Function in Autism

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Findings reveal that: 1) children with autism show a distinctly anomalous pattern of motor learning, with a bias towards reliance on proprioceptive, rather than…

Autism Candles – The Genetics of Autism

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) The CDC estimates the rate of Autism to be 1/5%. This developmental neurological impairment has a dramatic impact on the life of the family. Stephen Sanders shares…

Autism Candles – Autism Spectrum Disorder: Many Questions Many Answers

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a developmental disorder that often interferes with a person’s ability to communicate with and relate to others, affects about 1…

Autism Candles – UCTV Monthly Promo February 2017 (Brain Development; Trauma Care; Autism)

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) UCTV This Month: Explore new series on adolescent to adult brain development; discover the latest advances in trauma care; watch the latest Autism programs on The…

Autism Candles – Differential Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Neurologist’s Perspective

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Elliott H. Sherr, MD, PhD. Institute of Human Genetics, UCSF. Series:

Autism Candles – Key Features of Autism

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) What is autism? Karen Pierce, PhD, co-director of the UC San Diego Autism Center of Excellence joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss the neurodevelopmental disorder,…

Autism Advocacy – Like Oil & Water?

Our Autism Community – Introducing Nathan Young Autism became recognized as an autism spectrum officially a few years ago. However I had heard the phrase around twenty years ago. Summed up the autism spectrum is similar developmental onset behaviors which involve delays and differences in communication, cognitive-adaptive ways of being and attention found developmentally with no known cause. Personally I ...

The Basic Aspects of Autistic Dentistry Needs

This video lecture by the Yale Child Center summarizes for dentists, parents and professionals the basic aspects of autism and dentistry needs.  It is estimated that only around ten percent of dentist feel comfortable providing care to individuals with special needs including those with autism. This lecture helps dentists understand how children (and when applicable ...

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder? The National Center for Learning Disabilities answer this question in this 9 minute video, covering the following conditions and domains: PDD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Childhood Disintegration Disorder. The Social Interaction Domain Eye Contact Facial Expression Body Posture Emotional Signals Reciprocity Interest in sharing enjoyment Attention to the achievements of others Understanding others’ feelings Peek-A-Boo ...

The CDC Grand Rounds Public Session on Autism

The April 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Grand Rounds Public Session. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Prevalence of autism, according to the CDC have increased twenty-to thirty-fold since studies forty-fifty years ago. According to Dr. Tim Frieden, director the the CDC, ...

Autism Behavior to Biology

Dr. Robin Hansen is the Director of Clinical Programs at the UC Davis MIND Institute in California and in this lecture she explains the etiological heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorders and gives a review of contemporary autism research. She covers a variety of behaviors seen in autism and correlates them with the biology. Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of ...

Temple Grandin Thinking in Pictures Lecture

Temple Grandin has a PHD in Animal Science and is also a professor at the Colorado State University. As a best selling author and a world renowned autism advocate who also has autism she crafts amazing lectures inciting understandings of autism. In this lecture Temple Grandin explains visual thinking styles in autism.

A Lifetime Perspective of Autism

Patricia Howlin is a professor of clinical child psychology at the institute of psychiatry of King’s College London. In this lecture Dr. Howlin gives gives a Stockholm Psychiatry Lecture titled “A Lifetime Perspective of Autism” concerning autism from childhood to late adulthood.

Temple Grandin – The Autistic Brain Lecture

Temple Grandin is arguably the most famous autism self-advocate on the planet. Her teachings have proven useful for professionals, families and other self-advocates. She is also a leading expert on animal behavior and a semi-biographical movie has been made about her life. In this lecture, she talks about the autistic mind.

Lecture on Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism

Here’s a lecture giving a basic overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), by Elyse Wiseman, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). ABA is an evidence-based practice to reduce autism behavior symptoms.