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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
June 18, 2018


The International Society for Autism Research invites students, early career investigators and members of the autism community to its “Summer Institute,” a free series of six weekly interactive seminars, June 14 to July 24.

The theme of this year’s institute is “Stakeholder Perspective and Participation,” with each seminar will be led by researchers and community stakeholders who have developed successful partnerships.  

June 14, 10 am ET
Engaging stakeholders for research on adulthood

June 21, 11 am ET
Engaging stakeholders in research: A funder's perspective

June 29, 4 pm ET   
Equitable inclusion of autistic adults as co-researchers

July 5, 9 am ET
Community participatory research and policy making: Initiatives with different set-ups

July 12, 2 pm ET
Stakeholder participation at the systems level

July 24, 12 pm ET
Community-academic partnerships in implementation research
 

Register here

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Gut Health in Autism

Autism Speaks co-hosted a panel discussion on Gut Health in Autism, on Monday, June 4, in Washington, DC. Presentations included early findings from Autism Speaks-funded research on autism-associated changes in the gut microbiome (the intestinal bacteria that play important roles in digestion and immune function), and a question and answer period .

Watch the video recording below (1 hour 18 minutes) 

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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.

Recent webinars include:

Early Brain Development in Autism
June 18, 2018, by neuropsychologist Heather Hazlett, a leading expert on brain development in autism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

 

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 surveyFind links to all our past webinars here.  

 

 

You're invited: Oct 17 meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee


The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
(IACC) will hold its next quarterly meeting on October 17, 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.

 

ARCHIVED WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND PODCASTS 

“New treatments for autism: What’s on the horizon for clinical trials?” 

Listen to a new podcast interview with Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Tom Frazier, hosted by Autism Science Foundation CSO Alycia Halladay.

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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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