Updates in autism to be discussed April 16

UofL child psychiatrists will cover recent advances in understanding autism

Parents of children who are on the autism spectrum will have the opportunity to learn about recent advances in understanding the causes and detecting signs of the condition from a University of Louisville psychiatrist and a child psychiatry fellow on April 16. The physicians also will discuss updates in the treatment of autism.

“Autism 2015:  Updates and Roadmaps for Hope” will be presented by W. David Lohr, M.D. and Allison Yoder, M.D., on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Lohr and Yoder will discuss recent advances in understanding the causes and the ability to detect signs and symptoms of autism, as well as present updates in treatment. Families also may learn steps to maximize chances for success for their children with autism.

Lohr is an assistant professor of child psychiatry in UofL’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and clinical co-director of the UofL Autism Center at Kosair Charities.

Yoder is a fifth-year fellow in child psychiatry in the UofL Department of Pediatrics.

The lecture is a part of the “Building Hope” public lecture series sponsored by the UofL Depression Center, Kentuckiana’s leading resource for depression and bipolar disorder treatment, research and education.

For more information, contact the UofL Depression Center at 502-588-4886.