14th Annual Autism Update Saturday, March 20, 2021

Autism through the Lifespan

A one-day conference for parents, educators and care providers of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Our annual update will focus on new research and services for individuals with autism to optimize their long term functioning. Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:45am-4:30pm (Pacific Standard Time). This conference will be virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Keynote Speakers:

Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD, Boston University"Explorations of Language in Autism"  

Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD, UC San Diego,  "Designing Autism Interventions for Community Services"

Laura Grofer Klinger, PhD, UNC School of Medicine"Autism in Adulthood: How can we Support Positive Outcomes?"


Brief Presentations:

Andrea Samson, PhD, Unidistance Suisse & University of Fribourg, Switzerland"Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic: An emotion regulation perspective"

Joachim Hallmayer, MD, Stanford University, "Modeling autism using induced pluripotent stem cell"

John Hegarty, PhD, Stanford University, "Genetic and environmental influences on brain structures in twins with autism"

Daniel Panyard, PhD, Stanford University"A multiomics, precision health pilot study of autism spectrum disorder"

Janet Bang, PhD, San Jose State University, "Language nutrition for language health in autism"

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD, Boston University"New Approaches to assessing language in                    autism”"  

Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD, UC San Diego, "Strategies for navigating mental health services"

Laura Grofer Klinger, PhD, UNC School of Medicine, "Transitioning to college: Strategies for supporting students with ASD" 

Registration Fees: We are offering "pay what you can" registration fees:

Free Attendance: $0.00

Suggested donation to cover registration fees: $10.00

Suggested donation to cover registration and administrative fees: $25.00

To register, click here