Saturday, July 9, 2011

Event Summary for the Week of July 11, 2011

Check out the AutMont Calendar to see all of the activities for this week as well as those coming up!

Monday, July 11:

NIMH Research Study Looking for Participants

The National Institute of Mental Health is currently recruiting participants for a research study identifying the characteristics of children with autistic disorder (not PDD or Asperger's). NIMH is recruiting children ages 7-17 who have a diagnosis of autism and average-range intellectual functioning.

Children will receive a partial neuropsychological assessment and evaluation of autism symptoms and will complete an MRI and an overnight EEG (requiring an overnight hospitalization). The results of study assessments, including the neuropsychological testing, are shared with families.

Participation in the study is free, and children are compensated for their participation (up to about $400 if they participate in all components of the study).

Interested families can contact principal investigator David Black at 301-435-6205 or

LDAMC Parent Connection July 2011

The Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County will hold its next Parent Connection support meeting on July 20 from 7-8:30 p.m.

The July meeting will focus on mathematics.

The meeting will take place at Flower Valley Elementary School (4615 Sunflower Drive) in Rockville. This meeting is being limited to 12 participants. For more information or to RSVP, call 301-933-1076 or email