On March 30, 2017, the Autism Science Foundation held its fourth annual Day of Learning. The event included the autism community’s annual TED-style science conference, featuring eight thoughtful, 15-minute distillations of critical issues facing families, such as improving housing options for adults with autism, handling challenging sensory behaviors, improving communication between parents and teachers, and understanding autism’s female protective effect.

Autism Research: Where Are We Now?
Dr. Wendy Chung – Simons Foundation

Developing Clinical Biomarkers
Dr. James McPartland – Yale University

New Technologies to Improve Autism Diagnosis
Dr. Robert Schultz – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Housing Options for Adults with Autism
Amy Lutz – EASI Foundation

Understanding the Female Protective Effect
Dr. Donna Werling – University of California, San Francisco

Understanding Modifiable Autism Risk Factors
Dr. Craig Newschaffer – Drexel University

Improving Communication Between Parents of Children with Autism and Teachers
Dr. David Mandell – University of Pennsylvania

Helping People with Autism Develop Practical Skills
Dr. Celine Saulnier – Emory University

Click here to view photos from the event!