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Tune in: Research and health-related webcasts of interest to the autism community

A regularly updated listing of meetings, webchats, webinars and podcasts of interest to the autism community
January 12, 2018

Advances in autism research and healthcare

Webinars sponsored by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network & the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health

Advances in Autism Research & Care (AARC) is a free, monthly webinar series sponsored by the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) and the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN). Webinar topics alternate between research reports by ATN/AIR-P investigators and trending topics in autism healthcare. Though aimed primarily at educating healthcare providers, the webinars are open to the public. We extend a special welcome to members of the autism community.

Upcoming webinars for 2018 include:

Sexuality and Sexual Health in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Thursday, Jan. 25, from 2 to 3 pm Eastern (other time zones) Register here.

Transition and Youth with ASD: Opportunities and Barriers
Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 2 pm Eastern (other time zones) Register here.

Autism Around the Globe
Tuesday, March 20, from 1 to 2 pm Eastern (other time zones) Register here.

Send us your topic suggestions:

We would love your input on topics and presenters for our autism healthcare and research series. Our goal is to identify relevant topics and broaden our audience – starting with you. We are excited to collaborate and hear about your various research interests. If you have an autism-related topic that you want to learn more about, please fill out this short survey. Find links to all our past webinars here.  

You're invited: April 19 meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee


The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
(IACC) will hold its next quarterly meeting on April 19, 2018, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, with a live webcast. The full-day meeting is open to the public and includes a public comment period. The IACC coordinates federal efforts related to autism.

Autism Speaks encourages members of the autism community to participate and make their views known. Learn more and register to provide public comment here.

Watch archived recordings of past ATN/AIR-P webinars here. Email Megan Eaves for more information about this webinar series.

Past AARC webinars include: "Peer relationships in school: Student characteristics and response to interventions," on Tuesday, Nov 21, at 2 pm EST, led by renowned autism researcher and educator Connie Kasari. Dr. Kasari is an Autism Speaks-funded researcher and the heads the federally funded Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health, at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Facebook Live Chat: The Autism Speaks Strategic Plan for Science 2018-2020

 

 

 

On December 14, 2017, Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Tom Frazier and Chief Program and Marketing Officer Lisa Goring discussed Autism Speaks’ newly released Strategic Plan for Science 2018-2020 and took your questions.

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Past meetings of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)

The federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) holds quarterly meetings at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The full-day meeting is open to the public and includes a public comment period. It can also be viewed via live webcast from 9 am to 5 pm. The IACC is charged with overseeing and coordinating autism-related research and services across federal agencies and departments within the National Institutes of Health. Autism Speaks encourages members of the autism community to participate in the meeting and make their views known.

Register to attend here.

Find meeting agendas  here.

View archived webcasts here.

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Thanks to those who joined the July 18 "Autism and Health" Facebook LIVE chat with Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Thomas Frazier. If you missed it, here's the archived webcast:

 

 

 


On June 2nd, Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Thomas Frazier answered questions about autism research during a Facebook LIVE Chat with the Autism Speaks community. View the archived webcast below.

 

 

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On Feb. 22nd, Donna Murray, Autism Speaks vice president for clinical programs and head of our Autism Treatment Network, hosted a Facebook Live chat, answering questions related to "Improving healthcare for people on the autism spectrum." You can view the archived webchat below or by clickinghere. Check out the comment section for related resources and links.

 

 

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On Jan. 25, Autism Speaks VP for Genomic Discovery Mat Pletcher hosted a Facebook Live chat about the Autism Speaks research program. View the archived chat - including an extended question and answer session below.

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