Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Medical Mondays: The Developmental Approach to Children with Autism

Monday, March 12, 2012, 6:00 p.m. — DR. DIANE CULLINANE, a developmental pediatrician and Executive Director of the Pasadena Child Development Associates, will discuss various intervention approaches and services for children and their families facing the challenges of autism on Monday March 12, as part of Crowell Library’s Medical Mondays series. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates an average of 1 in 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) http://www.cdc.gov/Features/CountingAutism/. Communities participating in the study observed an increase in identified ASD prevalence ranging from 27 percent to 95 percent, with an average increase of 57 percent. Clearly this condition has affected many families and is a topic of concern. Dr. Cullinane has specialized in child development for more than 25 years. Her areas of specialty include the evaluation of children with possible delays in development, premature infants, attention and learning difficulties, behavioral issues, autism, cerebral palsy, and children with complex medical issues and atypical behavior. Dr. Cullinane is board certified in Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. She has been a lecturer and speaker at conferences on autism and other development delays in children throughout the country and was a guest speaker at recent autism conference in China. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Baylor College of Medicine. Whether autism has touched your life or you just wish to learn more about this condition, Crowell Library offers a free, informative hour.