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NIH Workshop on Nonverbal School-Aged Children with Autism

April 13 – April 14, 2010
Rockville, Maryland
Sponsored by:
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Mental Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Participant List

Grace T. Baranek, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor, Division of Occupational Science
Department of Allied Health Sciences
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

April A. Benasich Ph.D.
Director, Infancy Studies Laboratory
Director, Carter Center for Neurocognitive Research
Professor of Neuroscience, Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Nancy C. Brady, Ph.D.
Department of Speech Language Hearing Sciences and Disorders
University of Kansas

John F. Connolly, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair,  Department of Linguistics & Languages
McMaster University 

Nicole Gage, Ph.D.
Department of Cognitive Sciences
University of California, Irvine 

Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Therapeutic Cognitive Neuroscience
Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Science
Department of Neurology
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Portia Iversen
Author, founder of an online community for families with nonverbal
children with autism spectrum disorders

Connie Kasari, Ph.D.
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
University of California, Los Angeles

Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Janice Light, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Director, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Lab
Pennsylvania State University

Catherine Lord, Ph.D. ABPP
Director, University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center (UMACC)
Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry

E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D., ABPP
Director of Neuropsychology
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Stewart H. Mostofsky, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Director, Laboratory of Neurocognitive and Imaging Research
Medical Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director, Laboratory of Developmental Communication Disorders
Yale Child Study Center
Yale University

MaryAnn Romski, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Social & Behavioral Sciences
Regents Professor, Department of Communication
Director, Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning
Georgia State University

Laura Schreibman, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Department of Psychology
University of California, San Diego

Lawrence Shriberg, Ph.D.
Director, Phonology Project
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Boston University

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Frank Avenilla, Ph.D.
Program Analyst, Research Program on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Division of Developmental and Translational Research
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIH

Judith Cooper, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, NIDCD
Director, Division of Scientific Programs
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH

Lisa Gilotty, Ph.D.
Chief, Research Program on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Mental Disorders Branch
Division of Developmental Translational Research
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH

Dan Hall
Manager, National Database for Autism Research
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH

Alice Kau, Ph.D.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch
Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

Ann Wagner, Ph.D.
Chief, Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Mental Disorders Branch
Division of Developmental Translational Research
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH

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