LoneStar LEND logoThe 3rd Annual LoneStar LEND Conference is scheduled for April 9–10 at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases.

The theme of this year’s conference is “The Changing Face of Autism: Developing a Roadmap for Diagnosis, Treatment and Advocacy.”

This meeting is intended to educate early child providers on routine developmental surveillance and screening for autistic spectrum and related neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD/NDs), thus increasing timely and accurate diagnosis of ASD/NDs. The program will be of interest to primary care physicians, psychologists, residents, fellows, medical students, nurses, OT/PTs, LCSWs, speech language pathologists, educators, ECI and child care providers.

Keynote speaker Dr. Steve Sulkes, professor of pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital University of Rochester Medical Center, will present “Movin’ On Up: Health Transitions and Developmental Disabilities.”

CME, CNE, Family Child Care, and Social Work Credit Hours are available.

The LoneStar LEND Program at the Children’s Learning Institute is part of a national network of Leadership Education in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) programs funded by the Health Resources and Service Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Its purpose is to improve global service delivery, including increased identification and diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (ASD/ND), to Texas children with ASD/ND.

For more information about the LoneStar LEND Program and the Children’s Learning Institute, visit www.childrenslearninginstitute.org.