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Cure Autism Now's Science Director Goes on the Road: Philadelphia and Chicago Dates Scheduled

August 23, 2009

Sophia Colamarino, Ph.D., Cure Autism Now's Science Director, is currently conducting a series of lectures in cities across the United States. Her first two stops will be in Philadelphia (March 1st) and Chicago (March 2nd). Dr. Colamarino came to Cure Autism Now three months ago and is poised to become an invaluable resource for families struggling with autism. Dr. Colamarino serves as Cure Autism Now's liaison between scientists and families, interpreting autism research findings for those who haven't had the benefit of years in

the lab. Dr. Colamarino's lectures will focus on the relationship between fields of autism research, rather than one single area of study.

"When people are faced with so many different stories about the causes of autism, the tendency is to think that only one can be true and therefore the other findings must be false. But science is not black or white--a finding in one area does not disprove another. The key is in understanding how the many pieces fit together. I'm trying to explain the bigger picture and to help parents see the connections so that they will be able to make sense out of all the information they see," states Dr. Colamarino.

Utilizing her expertise in developmental biology, Dr. Colamarino will continue to review important research concerning the nature and treatment of autism. In addition to her nationwide speaking engagements, she will be releasing a series of science summaries that will be featured in "Connections" and on the Cure Autism Now website--all translated from "SciSpeak" to language everyone can understand. (See this weeks' story on White Matter).

We encourage you to join us for one of these informative and interactive lectures from Dr. Colamarino:

Philadelphia, PA
March 1, 2005
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Please contact Lisa Hill (888-828-8476, x38 or for more information and to RSVP.

Chicago, IL
March 2, 2005
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Please contact either Stacie McManus (847-842-0848 or or Eleni Schoenbeck (847-361-1263 or for more information and to RSVP.

Additional dates and locations are being scheduled and will be announced in future editions of "Connections," our bi-weekly e-newsletter, and will be listed in our online Calendar.