Advances in Pediatric Autism Assessment

San Diego, California
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Advances in Pediatric Autism Assessment
Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)

San Diego County Office Of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, California 92111
United States

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The speaker is Dr. Karen Pierce, PhD, Professor, Department Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Co-Director, UCSD Autism Center of Excellence (ACE)

Dr. Pierce has been studying autism for the past 20 years and is a leading expert on the neural and clinical phenotype of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her research spans a range of topics from early screening and detection to eye tracking and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Dr. Pierce’s early detection approach, called the 1-year Well-Baby Check-Up Approach, has identified several hundred ASD toddlers around their first birthday and has resulted in rapid treatment access. Using eye tracking and brain imaging technology within this early-detected population, Dr. Pierce’s work has revealed unusual patterns of eye gaze and brain activity that helps elucidate the behavioral and biological heterogeneity of ASD. 


The attendee will be able to:

  1. Discuss at least two modalities in the assessment process of a child with probable Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Describe how the “eye gaze” examination is utilized to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  3. State how Sleep fMRI is utilized as a research tool to study functional brain development.   

1.5 contact hours will be offered. 
California School Nurses Organization is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP #04269.

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Payment Instructions

  • Registration MUST be pre-paid by check or credit card. 

    Mail checks to: CSNO SDI,
    Attn- Maggie West, 850 F Avenue, 
    Coronado, CA 92118

    Pricing is as follows:

    • CSNO Member $35
    • CSNO member retiree, student or board member: $25
    • Non CSNO member: $50
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