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Sleep and Autism: Helping Families Get the Rest They Need

Date Published: June 2019

In this webinar, Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., shares more about research on sleep and autism. She also gives practical tips and resources related to sleep. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

Who is Beth Malow?

Dr. Malow is Professor of neurology and pediatrics, Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development, and director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Division. After completing a combined undergraduate and medical school program at Northwestern University, she served as a neurology resident in the Harvard-Longwood Program and as a fellow in clinical neurophysiology at the National Institutes of Health. She was on faculty at the University of Michigan before coming to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2003.

Dr. Malow’s clinical, educational, and research programs focus on the impact of treating sleep disorders on neurological disease throughout the lifespan. She serves as the principal investigator for Vanderbilt’s Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network site, one of 12 regional centers across North America funded to develop standards of medical care for children with autism and has carried out federally-funded trials of melatonin and behavioral sleep education.

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