The Autistic Child: The Benefits Of An Academic Medical Center


The Autistic Child: The Benefits Of An Academic Medical Center


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How does the Emory Autism Center benefit from its connection to a major academic medical center? Dr. Michael Morrier, Assistant Director of the Emory Autism Center, answers the question in detail, talking about how doctors can learn about autism and how research is being done to learn about autism. Background The Emory Autism Center is a component of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. The program was opened in 1991 as a public, private and University collaboration. Since opening, the Emory Autism Center has become a national model for diagnosis, family support and innovative treatment, as well as a vital source of professional training. Emory Autism Center http://www.psychiatry.emory.edu/PROGRAMS/autism/ Related Articles "The autism family album" Emory Health magazine, Spring 2009 http://whsc.emory.edu/home/publications/health-sciences/emory-health/spring09/autism-family-album.html


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