On Monday Sept 26 ASF will live tweet the NIH Workshop: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Autism Research. Our twitter feed is the next best thing to being there! Click to follow ASF on twitter.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) and the NIH Autism Coordinating Committee (ACC) are pleased to be sponsoring the upcoming workshop: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Autism Research. Leading community stakeholders, bioethicists, and scientific researchers will address topics such as ethical implications of genetic and environmental risk factor research, ethical issues in genetic testing, risk communication, ethical issues in childhood and adult diagnosis, and effective partnering with families and the self advocacy community to advance treatment/intervention and services research. The goal of the workshop will be to define possible approaches for conducting future studies of ethical, legal, and social implications of ASD research, taking into consideration how these types of issues have been approached in related medical conditions.

View the workshop agenda