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UC San Diego/Rady Children’s Autism Research and Practice Monthly CME Seminar

Seminars are held on the fourth Friday of the month from 8-9 a.m. via Zoom only.

Course Director: Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D.

Course Coordinator: Dayna Stout

Please contact Dayna Stout for updated information on presentations, monthly Zoom links and to receive CME credit at

Upcoming Seminars

September 24, 2021: Kelsey Dickson, Ph.D. (SDSU), and Allison Jobin, Ph.D., BCBA-D. (CSUSM/UCSD). Characterizing Interventions, Intervention Adaptations and Implementation Outcomes in Mental Health Interventions for Autistic Youth

October 22, 2021: Mary Baker-Ericzen, Ph.D. (SDSU). Transition-Age Youth on the Autism Spectrum in San Diego: Information from Local Studies and New Programming

November 26, 2021: No seminar

December 24, 2021:  No seminar

January 28th, 2022: Suzy Requarth, M.Ed. (San Diego Regional Center). An Overview of Self-Determination for Individuals with Autism

February 25th, 2022: Sarah Rieth, Ph.D., BCBA-D (SDSU). Project ImPACT for Toddlers: Community Trial Update and Lessons Learned.

Past Seminars

August 27, 2021: Sandy Magaña, Ph.D., M.S.W. (University of Texas). Parents Taking Action Overtime: Maintenance Results and Adaptation to New Communities

July 23, 2021: Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D. (UC San Diego/Rady Children’s ), Jessica Suhrheinrich, Ph.D. (SDSU), Colby Chlebowski, Ph.D. (UC San Diego), Themba Carr, Ph.D. (Rady Children’s), and Rita Maldanado, M.P.H. (MCHB). The San Diego Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Other Related Disabilities (LEND) Program – Program Kick Off. View presentation slides.

June 25, 2021: Kristen Wigby, M.D. (UC San Diego/Rady Children’s). Precision Genomic Medicine for Developmental Brain Disorders: Incorporating Genomic Sequencing into Multi-Disciplinary Care

May 28, 2021:  Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D. (UC San Diego/Rady Children’s) and Kassandra Martinez, M.S. (SDSU/UCSD). Testing the Effectiveness, Implementation and Cultural Adaptation of An Individualized Mental Health Intervention for ASD

April 23, 2021: Paul Luelmo, Ph.D. (SDSU). Randomized Pilot Study of a Special Education Advocacy Program for Latinx Parents of Children with Autism

March 26, 2021: Kristin Gist, M.S., Abbey Hye, M.A., BCBA, and Dayna Stout, B.A. (Rady Children’s). Implementing an Autism-Friendly Health System Initiative at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

Feb. 26, 2021: Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D., M.B.A. (UC Davis). Specifying and Treating Anxiety in Autism Research: The STAAR Trial of CBT and Sertraline vs. Pill PlaceboView presentation slides.

Jan. 22, 2021: Kelsey Dickson, Ph.D. (SDSU/CASRC). Adapting An Executive Functioning Intervention for ASD:  Implementing Unstuck and On Target in Mental Health Services 


CME Accreditation: The University of California San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of California San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • To increase knowledge of the latest research and practice innovations related to the causes, assessment, treatment, or services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
  • To identify applications of evidence-based diagnostics and treatment practices to routine care for individuals with ASD.
  • To understand approaches to navigate complex community services for ASD.

Target Audience: Medical professionals nurse practitioners, neurologists, developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists, community practitioners, psychologists, social workers and behavioral specialists who specialize in autism.