TS/Autism: Understanding of the Relationships Among Repetitive Behaviors

May 16, 2018
7:30 – 8:30 PM EST

Presenter:  Kathryn Roberts, Ph.D.

Kathryn Roberts, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe). Dr. Roberts specializes in the assessment and treatment of child anxiety and related repetitive behaviors. She has particular interest in mechanisms that underlie the co-occurrence of such presentations and has performed EEG and fMRI research to understand neural correlates associated with these presentations. Dr. Roberts has presented her research at professional conferences, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and has been published in journals like Psychophysiology and Biological Psychology. Dr. Roberts received her bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware, completing her clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

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The Relationship Between TS and Autism

September 26, 2018
7:30 – 8:30 PM EST

 Presenter:   Roger Kurlan, MD

Roger Kurlan, MD received his BA from the University of Rochester, and MD from Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Kurlan is internationally recognized for his expertise in the clinical care and research of neurological movement disorders, including Tourette’s syndrome (TS). He is the founding and current principal investigator of the TS Study Group (TSSG), a consortium of U.S. and Canadian centers that collaborate to conduct large-scale clinical research studies in TS. The milestone studies this group has conducted has changed the treatment practice for TS worldwide. Dr. Kurlan has published more than 60 articles on TS and has edited a textbook on the illness which is in its second edition.

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