Tremendous progress has been made in our understanding of autism, with major contributions coming from a variety of research fields, including genetics, neuroscience and psychology. Other changes afoot include a revamping of the clinical definition of autism in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Such evolutions in conceptual views of autism in turn affect the future of autism research, and the development of interventions.

September 26, 2013: Evolving Perspectives on Autism

September 26, 2013, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Eastern
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium at the Simons Foundation
160 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Cathy-Lord-Photo-webClinical psychologist Catherine Lord and neuroscientist Steven Hyman present their conceptual frameworks of autism, and their recommendations for moving the field forward.

Commentator Eric London, of the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, provides post-discussion commentary from a physician’s perspective.


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