The Marcus Autism Center: Translating Science into Clinical
Practice, Professional Training and Community Viable
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Vision: Maximize potential for children today…
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Scientific collaborations focused on
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Autism Center of Excellence
Social visual
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Social vocal engagement:
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ACE Network:
The Under-Represented
Bringing it all together…
This is not just theoretical

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Science of Clinical Care

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Marcus Autism Center is an affiliate of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Contact Information for
Marcus Research
• Chris Watts, MSW:
– Research Recruitment Coordinator
– Phone: 404-785-7600
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The Marcus Autism Center: Translating Science into Clinical Practice, Professional Training and Community Viable Solutions

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This powerpoint presentation was put together by Jennifer L. Stapel-Wax, Psy.D., Associate Professor, Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, and presented on December 5 at our Georgia Children's Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) Off-Session Policy Series. This month our panelists discussed the complex topic of autism, it's diagnosis, treatment and coverage.

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  • Historically: Marcus has been isolated, siloed, treatment program centeredTentative world connectionsMany pressures:WaitlistCostlyBut still, good qualityFuture:Optimized, Integrated within Marcus and within community, Advancing treatmentsCare coordination: family centered approach integrates and optimizes our resourcesDiagnose children earlier, working with Pediatricians,Navigator tool – new treatments in the community that are proven in scienceEducational outreach program reaches kids in schoolsResearch and evaluation through clinical trials will be advancing treatments
  • Bringing it all together, This is not just theoretical
  • The Marcus Autism Center: Translating Science into Clinical Practice, Professional Training and Community Viable Solutions

    1. 1. The Marcus Autism Center: Translating Science into Clinical Practice, Professional Training and Community Viable Solutions Georgia Children's Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) Panel OCTOBER 5, 2013 Jennifer L. Stapel-Wax, Psy.D Associate Professor Division of Autism and Related Disorders Emory University School of Medicine Director, Infant and Toddler Clinical Research Operations Marcus Autism Center Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
    2. 2. Vision: Maximize potential for children today… Future Pediatricians Device Care Coordination Autism Navigator Diagnosis & Evaluation Treatment & Intervention Educational Outreach Research Community Engagement Clinical Trials Telemedicine Infrastructure Unique science Translational Partnerships Transformational Public-Private 2
    3. 3. Our model CLINICAL PROGRAM ADVOCACY & DISSEMINATION 3 RESEARC H TEACHING & TRAINING Locally, Regionally, Nationally, & Internationall Marcus Autism Center is an affiliate of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. ©2006 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Inc. All rights reserved.
    4. 4. Marcus Research Enterprise • Scientific • Public-Private Collaborations Partnerships Behavior Neurobiology Clinical Services • Modeling & Animal Models 4 galvanizing science and community transformation Genetics
    5. 5. Scientific collaborations focused on promoting infant and toddler development Marcus Foundation Woodruff/Whitehead Foundations
    6. 6. Autism Center of Excellence Social visual engagement: infants (0 to 36 months) Social vocal engagement: infants (0 to 36 months) Treatment: infants & toddlers (12 to 14 months) Behavioral Neuroscience: infant rhesus monkeys
    7. 7. ACE Network: The Under-Represented
    8. 8. Bringing it all together… This is not just theoretical 8
    9. 9. Science of Clinical Care Atlanta 2014 Marcus Autism Center is an affiliate of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. ©2012 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Inc. All rights reserved. 9
    10. 10. Contact Information for Marcus Research • Chris Watts, MSW: – Research Recruitment Coordinator – Phone: 404-785-7600 – Email: marcusresearch@choa.org • Marcus Webpage: – www.marcus.org/research

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