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On Thursday June 7th Autism Speaks Head of Medical Research Joe Horrigan, M.D., a clinical child and adolescent psychiatrist, was joined by guest hosts Dan Coury, M.D., medical director of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and ATN Program Director Nancy Jones, Ph.D., for our monthly 'The Doctors Are In' webchat. Here's the full transcript. 

 

 

This post is by Sheri Mellott

My husband Franklin retired after 23 years in the United States Navy, a decorated naval aviator and test pilot whose combat missions including flying in the opening strike of the Gulf War. During his final 24 months on active duty, all three of our children were diagnosed with special needs including two who were diagnosed on the autism spectrum. It was a blow to the family like we have never experienced nor ever could have imagined. Our dreams for the future began unraveling faster than we could anticipate.