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Postponed: POSTPONED: Treating Anxiety in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


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

If you have any questions, please reach out to Hanah Tanenholtz at


Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) Training


This training will teach parents and caregivers of children with ASD how to recognize anxiety in their children. The presenter will also provide an overview of treatments that can be helpful in reducing anxiety symptoms and discuss how these treatments are modified to be successful in children with ASD.


  • To discuss the symptoms of anxiety in children with ASD
  • To appreciate the components of psychological treatments for anxiety commonly used with children with ASD
  • To learn how anxiety treatments are modified to accommodate the needs of children with ASD.


  • Register online at OR
  • Email

About the Presenter:

Amy Keefer, PhD, ABPP, is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a supervising clinical psychologist at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.  Dr. Keefer has worked extensively with children with autism spectrum disorders and their families, serving in both school and clinic settings.  She currently provides individual therapy, conducts diagnostic assessments, and maintains an active research program focused on the phenomenology and treatment of psychiatric comorbidities in youth with ASD.

Thursday, April 16 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm