Autism Consortium of Texas

The purpose of the autism consortium is to network and foster autism-related research and program collaborations at the University of Texas at Austin and in the Central Texas area. The autism consortium meets monthly during the academic year to share information on autism-related research, training programs, and services, present research findings, and network with the goal of developing and collaborating on research proposals and projects. This consortium was formed in December of 2017 and is very informal. It is open to faculty, staff, and students at UT and other nearby campuses, community organizations that serve people with autism, parents of children on the spectrum, and adults on the spectrum who are interested in learning about or promoting research on autism.

The Autism Consortium generally meets once per month during the academic year.

You are invited to attend the June webinar of the Autism Consortium of Texas!

Date: Friday, June 9, 2023

Time: 12-1:30 pm CST on Zoom

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Topic: Impact of Improving Feeding on General Development for Children with ASD

A significant number of children with ASD experience feeding difficulties which can impact their health and nutrition along with parent-child interactions, family stress, social interactions, and ability to fully access education. This presentation will highlight research indicating treatment of feeding challenges can have positive impacts across several areas of development. Hypotheses for why this relationship may exist and implications for professionals working with autistic children and their families will be discussed.   

About the speaker: Kaitlyn Mosher, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist in the Department of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology and the Comprehensive Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She provides evidence-based assessment and intervention services for children with feeding difficulties due to medical and developmental complexities, environment, and psychological factors in the intensive day treatment program as part of a transdisciplinary team as well as in multiple outpatient roles. Both her clinical and research interests focus on feeding treatment with children with ASD and other developmental disabilities, the role of parent-child interactions in feeding, and impacts of feeding difficulties on development. 


Flyer for Autism Consortium of Texas June Webinar to be held on Friday, June 9, 2023 at 12PM CST