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In alignment with the Maryland Governor's recommendations and following CDC recommendations for social distancing, Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) has decided to postpone all Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) Trainings for the month of April. This step is being taken out of an abundance of caution as we strive to maintain the safety of Kennedy Krieger Institute's patients, staff members, and community

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Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) Training


This is an introductory training for parents, family members, caregivers, and clinical providers of a child with autism. Attendees will gain an understanding of the prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in autism, reasons why GI issues are so common in this population, the impact GI symptoms has on the person with autism and their surrounding community, and how to identify and help manage GI symptoms. Attendees will also hear an overview of the latest research on the gut-brain connection, including the gut microbiome, in autism.


  • Describe the potential pathways linking GI symptoms/gut dysregulation with ASD.2. Identify approaches to identifying and managing GI symptoms in individuals with ASD

  • Learn about the latest gut-microbiome research in autism.


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About the Presenter:

Calliope Holingue, MPH, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). She received her MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and her PhD in Mental Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her training is in psychiatric epidemiology and her research interest is the intersection between physical and mental health, particularly the gut-brain connection, in individuals with psychiatric disorders or developmental disabilities.