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Eating Disorders in Autistic Children Topic of Lake Placid Conference

The North Country Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders will host “Feeding Disorders in ASD: Selectivity, Refusal and Inappropriate Behavior” Friday, Nov. 18 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Lake Placid.

Up to 90 percent of children with autism exhibit feeding problems. The conference will address the current state of science related to the identification and remediation of feeding disorders among children with autism, with the goal being to understand the complex, multidisciplinary approach to treatment, how to assess and modify selective food preferences, and assessment and treatment strategies for confronting food refusal and inappropriate mealtime behavior. 

Speakers include Dr. Henry Roane, professor of child development in the Department of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, and Heather Kadey, clinical supervisor and research scientist at Upstate Medical.

Registration is $15. For more information, contact Dr. Pat Egan, 518-564-3374 or [email protected].

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