The Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.,and The Help Group of Los Angeles convened leading experts for a December 16, 2005 conference entitled "Autism and Hope." The half-day program, held in the nation's capitol, focused on autism, autism treatments, and national autism policy issues. The event was co-sponsored by Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks with the further support of the Karmazin Foundation and Michael Fux. For a rundown of the event and online presentations, click here. For a conference report, click here. And for more autism resources, click here. Plus, see an essay on autism by conference host Michael O'Hanlon of Brookings here.