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Malow appointed to new Tennessee autism task force

Dec. 3, 2015, 9:05 AM

Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., has been appointed to the Tennessee Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force, a new entity created to study and make recommendations to the Tennessee General Assembly regarding ways to improve access to programs and services for early screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Tennessee.

Beth Malow, M.D.

Malow is Burry Professor of Cognitive Childhood Development, professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator. She also is a member of the Tennessee Autism Summit Team, which made recommendations to assemble an ASD Task Force in its 2014 Tennessee Autism Plan.

The Tennessee Autism Summit Team was established in 2009 to spur development of a statewide plan to improve the identification, assessment, service coordination and provision of services for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.

It is jointly coordinated by the Vanderbilt Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training (LEND) program and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and the University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities LEND and UCEDD.

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