Former First Lady and Mental Health Advocate Rosalynn Carter and NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel, as well as leading autism researchers and service providers, will give Ted-style talks at the Autism Science Foundation’s (ASF) second annual “Day of Learning” conference for the autism community on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. EST at the New York Athletic Club: 180 Central Park South, Manhattan. The 15-minute talks will cover critical issues in autism and mental health, including gender differences in diagnosis and treatment, genetic testing, adult outcomes, caring for the caregivers, the effectiveness of workplace interventions, and the challenges of communicating science to the public.
Tickets for the “Day of Learning,” which includes lunch, are $100 and available online. Proceeds from the conference will benefit the Foundation’s pre- and post- doctoral autism fellowship programs, which support early career research conducted by the nation’s most promising young autism scientists.
For more information, visit autismsciencefoundation.org.