Autism Speaks and CAAAC host research conference for Chinese American community

December 2, 2022
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This Sunday, December 4, 2022, the Chinese American Association for Autistic Community (CAAAC), in collaboration with Autism Speaks, is hosting its inaugural conference on autism across the life span.

CAAAC is a nonprofit organization founded to unite and serve Chinese Americans in the autism community. CAAAC consists of researchers, clinicians, caregivers and people with autism who are committed to working together to improve research, education, services and ultimately the quality of life of those impacted by autism in the Chinese American community.

"Autism Speaks is proud to support our colleagues in the CAAAC as they work to raise awareness of autism in the Chinese American community and improve services and care for this population,” says Andy Shih, chief science officer at Autism Speaks.

In this weekend’s Inaugural Community Meeting of CAAAC on Autism Across the Lifespan, a panel of researchers will share the latest research on topics including:

  • Early childhood screening
  • Parent strategies to promote early social emotional learning and address severe and distressing behaviors
  • Community-based and group-based interventions for parents and caregivers
  • Advocating for services
  • Depression and mental health in autistic adults
  • Charles B. Wang Community Health Center’s implementation of the WHO Caregiver Skills Training program
  • And more!

The event will also feature a panel of parents and self-advocates who will speak to their unique experiences as Chinese Americans in the autism community.

The conference will be held virtually and in-person at the Four Points Sheraton in Flushing, Queens, NYC, with most sessions held in Chinese. Register here.

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