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Diagnosis of Autism in Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Return to listing


"Diagnosis of Autism in Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing"

Sponsored by

The North Carolina LEND Program

(Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities)

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC


The North Carolina EHDI Program

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

Women's and Children's Health Section

Division of Public Health, Raleigh, NC



Robert Nutt, MD

Dr. Nutt is a Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician in the Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC.  Deaf from birth, he is fluent in both ASL and spoken English.  Dr. Nutt's areas of specialization include the interactions between deafness and developmental disabilities, and reduction of health disparities in underserved or socially vulnerable populations. 

Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD

Dr. Yoshinaga-Itano is both a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing and an audiologist. She has conducted research in the areas of language, speech, and social-emotional development of deaf and hard-of-hearing infants and children for over thirty years, and has presented nationally/internationally on diagnosis of autism in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

The meeting will be of interest to:

  • Professionals involved in screening, diagnosis, or treatment of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and who have, or are suspected of having, an autism spectrum disorder
  • Students in a relevant professional discipline



There is no charge to attend this meeting but registration is required. 

CEU's will not be provided but certificates of attendance will be available at the meeting. 

If you have questions or need additional information please contact: Jackson Roush, PhD, Director, NC-LEND jroush@med.unc.edu

  Location: Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill, NC
  Date: Friday, April 06, 2018
  Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  Sponsor: Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD)
  Presenter: Robert Nutt, MD and Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Rebecca Pretzel becky.edmondson@cidd.unc.edu

UNC - Chapel Hill