Event Details:
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Autism: Looking Beyond Cause and Cure

Susan M. Wilczynski and Brenda Smith Myles with James T. Brett

Presented by Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University and the National Autism Center

Thursday, October 29, 2009
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University
55 Temple Street, Boston, Mass.

Refreshments and book-signing to follow.

Over the last decade, communities across the country have seen a surge in the number of children diagnosed with autism. With this increase, there has been a tremendous amount of confusing and often misleading information coming from the media, the Internet and even from Hollywood. The result? More questions than answers.

What does the latest research tell us about treatments for autism?

What strategies work best for families trying to integrate the treatment into the family dynamic?

It can’t hurt to try a number of different treatments – can it?

Susan M. Wilczynski, Ph.D., BCBA, is the Executive Director of the National Autism Center and holds a joint appointment as Senior Vice President of Autism Services at May Institute.

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., is an author and consultant with the Ziggurat Group. Parents of children with autism.

James T. Brett is President & CEO of the New England Council and current chair of the Governor’s Commission on Developmental Disabilities. He will moderate the panel, which will discuss critical questions surrounding one of today’s greatest healthcare challenges.

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