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NAAR Announces Tri-State Lecture Series

Toxicology, Genes, Language and Diet Therapy Are the Focus of First Event on Nov. 21
April 23, 2007

NAAR has planned a Tri-State Autism Lecture series that includes five research-based seminars designed for parents, therapists, researchers, physicians and service providers interested in learning the latest in autism research.

The series will include lectures in Manhattan, Northern New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut and kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 21 with a full day seminar beginning at 10 a.m. at the Marriott at Glennpointe in Teaneck, NJ. This lecture will focus on four key areas of research focusing on determining the cause of autism and finding effective treatments:

10 a.m.Toxicology & the Environment, presented by Dr. George Lambert, director of the Center for Childhood Neurotoxicology and Exposure Assessment; associate professor & director, Division of Pediatric Pharmacology and Toxicology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

11 a.m.The New Jersey Language Study, presented by Dr. Linda

Brzustowicz, associate Professor, Department of Genetics

at Rutgers University; associate professor, Department of Psychiatry at New

Jersey Medical School

12 p.m.- Buffet Lunch

1 p.m.- Dietary Treatment for Children with Autism, presented by Dr. Susan

Hyman, associate professor of Pediatrics, Strong Center for Developmental

Disabilities at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2 p.m.- Latest Research Focusing on the Genetics of Autism, presented by

Dr. Andy Shih , chief science officer at NAAR .

There is a $10 fee for this event and seating is limited. For reservations or more information, please contact Dina Schwab at (888) 777-6227 ext. 15 or

Click here to register for the Tri-State Lecture Series Part 1 on Nov 21st

The Tri-State Lecture Series continues, on January 6, 2005 with New Developments in Diagnosis, Neurobiology and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, a lecture from Dr. Eric Hollander of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. This free lecture will take place in New York City on 1425 Madison Avenue (East Building Seminar Room) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This is a FREE lecture. For reservations or more information, please contact Stacy Fass at (888) 777-6227 ext. 34 or

Download and print the Tri-State Lecture Series: Part 2 Flyer

The Third Installment of the Tri-State Lecture Series will take place on Sunday, January 23, 2005 with Dr. Kasia Chawarska of The Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Chawarska will discuss her research with NAAR's High Risk Baby Siblings Project during a lecture entitled Autism In Infants and Toddlers. This lecture will be held at the JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, New York from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

This is a FREE lecture. To reserve seats for this event, please contact Valerie Zygmont at (203) 552-8980 or

Click here to register for the Tri-State Lecture Series Part 3 with Dr. Chawarska on January 23, 2005

The Tri-State Lecture Series concludes in Great Neck, NY on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 with an Autism Tissue Program Lecture by Dr. Isabelle Rapin of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Rapin will discuss the importance of tissue donation and what it means for our children's future. Join us to hear of Dr. Rapin's current research and the heartfelt story of the Sciametta family who gave “the gift of hope” in donating their late son Jonathan's brain to the Autism Tissue Program (ATP). This event will be held from 7:30 pm to 10 pm at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Executive Conference Room 1, 2, and 3, on 145 Community Dr in Great Neck, NY.

This is a FREE lecture. To reserve your seats, please contact Renee Rosner at (516) 327-4646 or

Click here to register for the Tri-State Lecture Series Part 5 Autism Tissue Program talk with Dr. Rapin on March 8th