Ep 87 #Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Flora R. Howie, M.D., is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, with specialty interest in autism. Her clinical focus includes: Expertise in evaluation and management of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities such as ADHD, cognitive delay, or genetic syndromes. Care for patients from infancy to 18 years of age. Providing care in Mayo Clinic's Dana Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program for comprehensive family centered care. Listening to patients and determining their parent's concerns and expectations in order to develop the best management plan for the family. In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Howie is active in advocacy, research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows. Resources COVID-19 Autism Spectrum Disorder Resource List Link for information about autism or schedule an appointment with the Mayo Clinic, Dana Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program for concerns about your child’s development or concerns about autism: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/autism-spectrum-disorder/doctors-departments/ddc-20352937 RT Autism Awareness Foundation (RTAAF): Located in Rochester, MN. The RTAAF is a community resource for education and support. This includes the CARES (Community Autism Resource, Education and Support) program. CARES is a 12 week intensive training program for parents of children who have been diagnosed with autism within the last year. Parents meet weekly for 12 weeks in a small group of 4-6 other parents. http://www.rtaaf.org/ Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidelines for daily life and coping during COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/index.html Autism Speaks: COVID-19 resources for families https://www.autismspeaks.org/covid-19-information-and-resources-families Talking to children about Covid-19- a Parent’s Resource from National Association of School Psychologists: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource Free apps while school’s closed https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/?fbclid=IwAR2peRnRjiVrlk569bbK7qJvXbsL2-aQQKKxSPXqJd--pCVVpHMb3Al6JYs Scholastic’s free website while school is closed https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html Pobble.com: List of non-screen activities to do at home https://medium.com/pobble/simple-and-fun-non-screen-activities-that-children-can-do-at-home-115543cb3b9c UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center for calming self- https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/mindful-meditations Family & Children’s Center videos for anxiety & feeling cooped up- https://www.fcconline.org/fcc_announcement/managing-stress-and-anxiety-during-covid-19/

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