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Webcasts of interest to the autism community

A regularly updated listing of presentations on new research and autism health care - including archived podcasts and videos of past webinars
June 02, 2017

... Archived webcasts ...



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 above.  


Learn how research on epigenetically regulated genes provides insights into autism’s gene/environment interactions.

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On March 13, Mark Zylka, of the University of North Carolina Neuroscience Center, described his research using genetic analysis to gain insights into environmental risk factors for autism, with a panel discussion and comment period led by Valerie Hu, of George Washington University, with time allotted for audience questions. It was moderated by Autism Speaks Interim Chief Science Officer Mathew Pletcher and Autism Science Foundation Chief Science Officer Alycia Halladay, as part of an ongoing webinar series supported by the Escher Fund for Autism, Autism Speaks and the Autism Science Foundation. 

View the archived webinar below.






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 clicking here. 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 - above.

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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” is a monthly webinar series sponsored by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network as part of its federally funded role as the nation’s Autism Intervention Research on Physical Health. In focus, the webinars alternate between research reports by ATN/AIR-P investigators and trending topics in autism healthcare.

Though focused on educating healthcare providers, the webinars are open to the public. Members of the autism community are particularly welcome.

Research webinars feature current AIR-P research study investigators, while care focused themes cover hot topics in the field of autism, and promote idea generation for future research.

Watch archived recordings of past ATN/AIR-P webinars here.

Contact Audrey Wolfe for more information about this webinar series.

The potential role of epigenetics in sex differences in autism



Presented on Nov. 15, 2016, by neuroscientist Tracy Bale, of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, with an introduction by neurodevelopmental neuroscientist Donna Werling, of the University of California-San Francisco. Watch the archived webcast hereThis webinar is part of the Environmental Epigenetics of Autism Webinar Series co-organized by Autism Science Foundation, Autism Speaks and the Escher Family Fund for Autism.


Quarterly meetings of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)

The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) invites the public to attend its quarterly meetings at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, or view their live webcasts. The committee is charged with overseeing and coordinating autism-related research and services across agencies and departments of the National Institutes of Health. 

View archived webcasts here.

Look for information on upcoming meetings here.



Listen to the archived podcast here

Autism BrainNet is dedicated to advancing the highest quality research on autism through the generous post-mortem donation of brain tissue from families affected by the disorder. To learn more about the program – including information about registering your family – click here.