Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the University of Florida/Jacksonville and Nemours Children’s Clinic are pleased to invite interested persons to The Second Annual Autism Symposium: Current Medical Evidence and Interventions Regarding Autism.
This symposium will provide attendees with knowledge on sleep disturbances, complementary/alternative medicine and transition to adulthood issues. There will also be discussions on up-to-date advances on autism research, as well as educational challenges and solutions. Please click here for a detailed schedule of the day’s events.
DATE: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
TIME: 9am – 5pm.
WHERE: University Center, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Drive (click here for driving directions)
COST: $25 per person. Lunch is included.
Pre-registration is required.
Robert Schultz, PhD – the director of the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Robert Schultz, PhD.Philadelphia. He is the immediate past president of INSAR (The International Society for Autism Research) and a member of the executive board. INSAR is a scientific and professional organization devoted to advancing knowledge about autism spectrum disorders.
Dr. Schultz is an associate editor of INSAR’s journal, Autism Research. He serves on a number of other scientific boards, including Autism Speaks and the United Kingdom’s MRC Neuroimaging Consortium on Autism.
Max. Wiznitzer, MD – a pediatric neurologist and autism expert at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Max Wiznitzer, MDHospital in Cleveland. Dr. Wiznitzer is director of the Rainbow Autism Center and is an associate professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Wiznitzer’s special interests include: neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders, pediatric stroke, and neuroelectrophysiology. Dr. Wiznitzer serves on many boards. He has lectured extensively on a national and international basis.
Connie Kasari, PhD – a professor of Psychological Studies in Education and Psychiatry at Connie Kasari, PhD.UCLA, where she is the principal investigator for several multi-site research programs, including the Autism Intervention Network for Behavioral Health funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and Characterizing Cognition in Nonverbal Individuals with Autism Intervention Network by Autism Speaks. She is a founding member of the Center for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA.
Dr. Kasari has been published widely on topics related to social, emotional, and communication development and intervention on autism. She is on the Treatment Advisory Board of the Autism Speaks Foundation, and regularly presents to both academic and practitioner audiences locally, nationally and internationally.
If you are a parent, caregiver, special needs teacher, psychologist, nurse, speech therapist, occupational therapist, behavioral therapist, marriage and family therapist, physical therapist, mental health educator or a clinical social worker, then you don’t want to miss this.
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For more information please visit www.wolfsonchildrens.org/autism.
For general questions, call 904.202.6039.