Submitted by Hyun Uk Kim on April 9, 2010

Dr. Hyun Uk Kim was granted a fellowship in the spring of 2009 to the Bundang Seoul National University Hospital in Korea.

From June to November 2009 she trained psychiatrists, medical school students, and mental health professionals on various topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through workshops and presentations. In addition, she offered a month-long workshop to preschool, daycare teachers, and parents on early identification markers of ASD, intervention strategies, and the importance of family involvement for successful interventions.

During her fellowship in Korea, Dr. Kim witnessed an enormous need for the education of professionals about ASD. As a result, she plans on offering an international collaboration workshop on ASD in the near future. Psychiatrists and mental health professionals from Korea will be invited to attend a summer institute at Fairfield University, where they will collaborate on program development and learn how best to help children and families affected by ASD in Korea.

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