News & Events

Dr. Black is often asked to speak both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to autism spectrum and related disorders. Many of his talks focus on applying the latest research to address practical challenges associated with raising and educating children with autism and related disorders. One of Dr. Black’s particular areas of interest is the transition to adulthood, understanding the unique challenges associated with this developmental stage, and developing comprehensive plans to address all aspects of this unique time in life. Some of Dr. Black’s recent talks are listed below.

Past Presentations

Dr. David Black – Supporting Optimal Outcomes for a Neurodiversive Community

  • Date: April 12, 2019
  • Location: 2019 Diamonds in the Rough Conference

Dr. David Black – The Neuropsychology of Dysregulation: Understanding and Supporting Students Who Learn Differently

Dr. David Black – Education students with autism spectrum and related conditions

  • Date: November 28, 2017
  • Location: Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
  • Professional In-service

Dr. David Black  What Comes Next? Preparing Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum for Life

  • Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 1-4 pm
  • Location: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia 8900 Little River Turnpike, Falls Church, Virginia 22031
  • Cost: Free
  • View Flyer


Dr. David Black  New Perspectives on Brain Difference and Secondary Education

  • Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
  • Location: Walter Johnson High School
  • Presentation to teachers and staff at Walter Johnson High School


Dr. David Black & Hope Harris-Black, MSW  What Comes Next? Preparing Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum For Life

  • Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 10 am – noon
  • Location: 0135 Lefrak Hall, University of Maryland
  • RSVP: Call 301-405-8561 or
  • *Free childcare available for pre-registered attendees*
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DaveASD in Later Life- A Think Tank Round Table on the Effects of Aging in Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Date: October 28-29 2017
  • Location: Key Note Address: Vancouver, BC, Canada- Pacific Autism Family Network




DaveOn or Near the Autism Spectrum: Supporting Adolescents and Their Families Through the Perils of Transition to Adulthood | Dr. David Black

  • Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 7 pm
  • Location: Key Note Address: Montgomery-Prince Georges Pediatric Society


Dr. David Black, PhD and Dr. Dan Griffin, PhD

  1. A Critical/ Evidence-based Review of Social Skills Programs (with a special focus on the UCLA PEERS Program)
  2. On or Near the Autism Spectrum; Supporting Adolescents and their Families through the Perils of Transition to Adulthood
  • Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Location: BG-NOS, Developmental Professionals Meeting


Dr. David Black – Social Challenges of Tweens and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Adolescence can be a highly social time in children’s lives when social interactions become increasingly complex and, consequently, create significant challenges for students on the autism spectrum. Dr. David Black will discuss social skills development in adolescents, focusing on how the challenges for this age group differ from those experienced by younger children. Dr. Black will introduce the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS), a social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults, including research that supports its efficacy. Strategies that can be implemented at home will also be discussed.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7-9 pm
  • Location: Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville MD 20850
  • Cost: Free to members; Non-members: $15


Dr. David Black – National Webinar: Young Adults and the Autism Spectrum, What Comes Next? Post-Secondary Transition

  • Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1-2 pm
  • Locaion: Webinar sponsored by Autism Research Institute (ARI)

View this past event here or at Dr. Black ARI Webinar ASD and Transition


Dr. Black – Autism, Meditation & Stress

  • Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • Location: Webinar sponsored by David Lynch Foundation, Joey Lowenstein Foundation and Center for Autism Assessment and Treatment.

View the event here or at


Understanding the PEERS Social Skills Program.  Dr. David Black, PhD 

  • Date: Spring 2013
  • Location: The Auburn School, Silver



Autism Spectrum Disorders: Transition to Adulthood.  Dr. David Black, PhD 

  • Date: 2012
  • Location: The Forbush School at Prince Georges County, Sheppard Pratt



High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Over the Lifespan.  Dr. David Black, PhD 

  • Date: 2011
  • Location: Spring Grove Hospital Center Psychology Lecture Series



The Brain and the Autism Spectrum: Educating and Raising Children with ASD.  Dr. David Black, PhD 

  • Date: 2011
  • Location: Auburn School Speaker Series



Understanding the Way People with Autism Spectrum Disorders See the World: Lessons from Brain Science and Neuropsychology.  Dr. David Black, PhD 

  • Date: 2011
  • Location: Ivymount Model Asperger Program: Lecture Series



Learning Disabilities in Autism Spectrum Disorders.   Dr. David Black, PhD 

  • Date: 2011
  • Location: Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Children’s National Medical Center



Autism Spectrum Disorders in School Age Children: Social Perception, Cognition, and Intervention.   Dr. David Black, PhD 

  • Date: 2011
  • Location: Frederick County Public Schools, School Psychologists



Information Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders.   Dr. David Black, PhD 

  • Date: 2011
  • Location: Take2 Summer Camp



Including Every Learner: How Schools, Families, and Experts Can Educate Young Children with Challenges   Dr. David Black, PhD and Laura Keneally

Teachers and treatment providers of non public preschools. Invited talk, organized by National Child Research Center Preschool and St. Columba’s Nursery School.

  • Date: 2010
  • Location: St. Columba’s Nursery School

DaveEvaluating Autism Spectrum Disorders with the ADOS.   Dr. David Black, PhD 

  • Date: 2009
  • Location: In-service to the faculty and staff of the Model Asperger Program at the Ivymount School

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