News & Events

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Autism Diagnosis a Long Wait for Georgia Families
GPB Radio News - 8/7/2018
The wait time for getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis in Georgia is often upwards of six months, and sometimes as long as 14 months for young kids and teenagers. Director of the Autism Center at Emory University Catherine Rice said there is a shortage of child psychologists. Making the problem worse: a lack of confidence in the diagnosis process, especially with younger kids whose possible signs of ASD can be similar to normal deviations in infant behavior.

EAC to Host ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop
Emory - 7/16/2018
The Emory Autism Center (EAC) is pleased to announce a three-day clinical training course on using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule–2nd edition (ADOS-2) to identify people with ASD.

Emory Autism Center to Host Autism and the Law Seminar
Emory - 6/6/2018
The Emory Autism Center will host the Autism and the Law Seminar: Community Policing and the Criminal Justice System on Friday, June 22, from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm.  The event will be held at the Emory Brain Health Center's Executive Park 12 location in Training Room B on the first floor.

Autism Prevalence Jumps 16 Percent, CDC Says
Scientific American - 4/27/2018
The new findings do not necessarily mean the actual number of children with autism in the U.S. is rising, says Catherine Rice, director of the Emory Autism Center in Atlanta and principal investigator for the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network from 2001 to 2010. “The current ADDM report seems to indicate that awareness of [autism] characteristics is broadening and this contributes to increases in [autism] prevalence overall,” Rice says.

New Report Shows Slight Uptick in Autism Prevalence
Spectrum News - 4/26/2018
About 1 in 59 children in the United States has autism, according to data released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Four times as many boys as girls have the condition, according to the report.

Autism Prevalence Increases: 1 in 59 US Children
CNN - 4/26/2018
One in 59 US children has autism, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new estimate is a prevalence rate of 1.7%, up from one in every 68 children (1.5%) in the 2016 report, which was based on data from 2012.

EAC to Host Autism Awareness Month Event
Emory - 3/28/2018
The Emory Autism Center is hosting an event for Autism Awareness Month on Wednesday, April 18, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Emory Brain Health Center's Executive Park 12 location.  The event, titled Beyond Rainman: Autism on the Stage and Screen, will look at autism represented on stage and screen.

Support the Emory Autism Center in April at City Barbeque
Emory - 3/28/2018
To help celebrate World Autism Awareness Month, grab lunch and/or dinner at City Barbeque (Decatur) any Wednesday in April and support the Emory Autism Center (EAC)! Show this voucher when you order and 25% of the proceeds will benefit the EAC’s Child Assessment and Behavioral Support Programs!

Carlos Museum, Emory Autism Center Work to Make Museum Visits More Inclusive
Emory - 3/13/2018
Making sure that the 16,000 young people who visit Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum annually for field trips, camps and special programs maximize their museum experience is a top priority for the museum’s Office of Educational Programs. Experienced at customizing programs to suit the interests and needs of visitors, Alyson Vuley, manager of educational programs, spotted an opportunity for growth when she met Kelsey Bohlke, a counselor at the Emory Autism Center (EAC).

Walden/Early Emory Reunion
Emory - 3/12/2018
The Emory Autism Center and Early Emory Center for Child Development and Enrichment will be hosting a Walden/Early Emory Reunion on Friday, July 20th, from 12:00 - 3:30 pm at Wisteria Lanes of the Emory Conference Center.  

Optimism, Confusion Greet Federal Fast Track for Autism Drug
Spectrum - 2/14/2018
Regardless of what happens with this drug, the ruling is a positive development in autism therapy, says Larry Young, professor of psychiatry at Emory, who also was not involved in the Roche study. “Whether [the results] are positive or negative, they’ll still move the field along a little bit.”

Georgia Autism Assessment Collaborative Cohorts Trained by EAC
Emory - 2/5/2018
The Georgia Autism Assessment Collaborative (GAAC) is a project funded by the Georgia Department of Public Health and implemented by the Emory Autism Center (EAC), with cooperation from the Georgia Psychological Association.  The purpose of the GAAC is for invested professionals to network and learn together to deepen the capacity for early diagnostic assessment of Georgia’s young children under the age of three suspected of having an ASD.