Autism Awareness – Knowing Can Make A Difference

Service: Topics: Organization:
Miller Children`s & Women`s Hospital Long Beach
Featured speaker:

Gary S. Feldman, MD

Medical Director, Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach
Specialties:
  • Developmental & Behavioral - Pediatric

Dr. Feldman received his bachelor of medicine and surgery degree from the University of Cape Town School of Medicine in South Africa. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Red Cross Children's Hospital and University of Cape Town in South Africa and worked in primary care pediatrics for five years prior to moving to the United States in 1999. He completed a fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Feldman has been the medical director of the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller Children’s since 2004.

Podcast Summary

Autism is a complex developmental disability.

The condition is the result of a neurological disorder that has an effect on normal brain function, affecting development of the person's communication and social interaction skills.

Approximately 1 in 88 children in the United States has an Autism Spectrum Disorder – a ten-fold increase over the past 40 years.