Anxiety in Autism: Mechanisms, Measurement, and Treatment

Session Chairs: Mikle South, Amy Van Hecke, Alana McVey Symptoms of anxiety significantly increase individual impairment and the burden of care on families and communities. We have organized our meeting around three broad topics of a) basic research including physiology and imaging; b) measurement groups including international collaborations to review existing instruments and those in progress; c) clinical treatment groups including both behavioral and medication treatments. Smaller groups will meet for a short time to identify priorities and mechanisms for future collaboration then present findings to the whole group for discussion. Graduate student Alana McVey will work as a liaison for matching student and group member interests within the SIG and discuss issues and career opportunities in this area.
Friday, May 15, 2015: 7:15 AM-8:45 AM
Savoy (Grand America Hotel)