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To answer parents' questions about autism spectrum disorders, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a collection of interviews with pediatricians, researchers and parents.

Autism Research, Diagnosis and Treatment

James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP


(Recorded January 2013)

Dr. James M. Perrin is the president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics and will be the 2014 president of the Academy. He is a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and heads the division of General Pediatrics at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Dr. Perrin leads the Clinical Coordinating Center for the National Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network to improve care for children with autism and other developmental disorders.


  

Autism Screening and Diagnosis

Susan Levy, MD, FAAP


(Recorded February 2010)

Dr. Susan Levy is a developmental pediatrician and medical director of the Regional Autism Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Subcommittee. Research interests include early identification and treatment of autism, and complementary and alternative medical treatments of autism.

 

  
Prevalence and Causes of Autism
Max Wiznitzer, MD, FAAP


(Recorded February 2010)

Dr. Max Wiznitzer is a pediatric neurologist at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and an associate professor of pediatric neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is a liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities.

 

  
Common Autism Therapies
Patricia Manning-Courtney, MD, FAAP


(Recorded March 2010)

Dr. Patricia Manning-Courtney is a developmental pediatrician and is director of the Kelly O'Leary Center for Pervasive Developmental Disorders at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, a multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Subcommittee.

 

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Autism
Susan Hyman, MD, FAAP

(Recorded February 2010)

Dr. Susan Hyman is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. She is chief of the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong at the University of Rochester. She is chairperson of the Autism Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to clinical practice, her research relates to diagnosis and treatment of autism and related disorders.

 

  
A Father Learns About Autism After His Son is Diagnosed
Ken Reibel


(Recorded April 2009)

Ken Reibel is the father of a son who has autism spectrum disorder, and the creator of the blog Autism News Beat.


 
Autism: A Discussion with Experts
Simon Baron-Cohen, PhD
Susan Hyman, MD, FAAP
Catherine Rice, PhD


(Recorded August 2007)

Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen is professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is director of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) in Cambridge.

Dr. Catherine Rice is a behavioral scientist at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her current work at CDC involves tracking the rates of ASD in Atlanta and working with state partners to establish ongoing monitoring systems for ASD around the United States.

Dr. Susan Hyman is chief of the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong at the University of Rochester. She is chairperson of the Autism Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
This audio recording was originally created for PREP Audio, the continuing medical education program developed by AAP to help pediatricians stay current on topics relevant to their practice.

Click here to listen to entire interview.
For an edited transcript, click here.

 

Last Updated
8/7/2013
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