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- How Common is Autism?
- Early Signs of Autism
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- Beware of Non-Evidence-Based Treatments
- Statement on Use of Medical Marijuana for People with Autism
- Autism and Vaccines
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On April 14, 2016, the Autism Science Foundation held its third annual Day of Learning. The event included the autism community’s annual TED-style science conference, featuring seven thoughtful, 15-minute distillations of critical issues in autism and mental health. Speakers focused on the real issues facing families, such as treating anxiety in autism, transformative technologies for the classroom, genetic discoveries, determining the recurrence risk for autism in children of siblings and an update on where autism research stands today.
Autism Research: Where are We Now?
Dr. Gerald Fischbach – Simons Foundation
Pathways to Progress: From Gene Discovery to Treatment
Dr. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele – Columbia University
Are Females Protected from Autism?
Dr. Peter Szatmari – University of Toronto, Canada
Technologies Transforming Teaching and Learning in Autism Classrooms
Dr. Theresa Hamlin – Center for Discovery, Monticello, N.Y.
Determining Recurrence Risk for Autism in Children of Siblings
Dr. John Constantino – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Autism
Dr. Alex Kolevzon – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
What Can We Learn from Animal Models of Autism?
Dr. Jacqueline Crawley – University of California at Davis