Calendar of Event
 Event Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders from 12 months to 30 years: Diagnosis and Phenotypes across the Lifespan
 Date: 6/19/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1051 Riverside Drive - 1st Flr Auditorium

Speaker: Catherine Lord, PhD
Director, University of Michigan
Autism and Communication Disorders Center
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
University of Michigan,
College of Literature, Science and the Arts

Description: *Adult Psychiatry Grand Rounds*

Catherine Lord, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist whose research focuses on the development of children and adults with autistic spectrum disorders, and who is world renowned for her longitudinal studies of children with autism and for taking the lead in developing the autism diagnostic instruments used in both practice and in research. The Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised, and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule have been critically important in providing standardized methods for research on the genetics and neurobiology of autism because they provide psychometrically valid and reliable tools for identifying and quantifying the behaviors that define autism.

Dr. Lord received her B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Ph.D. in psychology and social relations from Harvard University. She is Senior Research Scientist at The Center for Human Growth and Development, Director of the University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center, and Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Currently Dr. Lord is serving as the interim Director of the recently established Asperger Institute at The NYU Child Study Center.

Dr. Lord has published over a hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals in addition to numerous books and chapters. She received the Irving B. Harris Early Childhood Lecture Award in 2004 and was a Finalist for the New York University Child Study Center Scientific Achievement Award in 2005.