Cornell University

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses and Primary Interventions

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Biotechnology Building, G10
Central Campus

Supporting our community members with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) requires understanding about ASD and the ability to identify effective support strategies. We have invited Dr. Lauren Kenworthy, a national expert in Autism Spectrum Disorders to present a public lecture for students, faculty, staff and the Ithaca community on college students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Kenworthy is an Associate Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Kenworthy's research interests are in the neuropsychological phenotype of autism. She is an author of over 35 peer reviewed publications documenting non-social deficits in autism. She is a co-author of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF), which has been used in over 200 research publications to document executive functioning in various clinical groups. Her recent publications have focused on the role of executive dysfunction in autism and its treatment. She is author of a school based executive function intervention for children on the autism spectrum, Unstuck and On Target, and is completing a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded trial of the intervention in Fairfax County Public Schools. She also collaborates on functional imaging projects at the NIMH and Georgetown University. A frequent presenter on autism spectrum disorders and executive functions.

The following accessibility features are available for this event: Others are available on request with 72 hours’ notice: Please contact Kappy Fahey, phone: 254-4545, email:
Accessible Parking: Comstock Loading Dock and Teagle Parking Lot with Cornell AP permit or with permit from information booth and accessible municipal permit. Additional information about parking on campus can be found at:

Accessible Entrance: West entrance across from Comstock
Accessible restrooms
Sign language interpreters with 72 hours’ notice
Assistive Listening Devices
Materials in Alternate Formats with 72 hours’ notice

This is a diversity program sponsored by Student Disability Services, Gannett Health Services and the Disabilities Services Troop.

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Kappy Fahey

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Dr. Lauren Kenworthy

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Director of the Center for the Autism Spectrum Disorders, Children's National Medical Center

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