Recent Advances in Autism Research and Implications for Treatments: Review of the Top Ten Research Studies in 2015

With literally hundreds of studies published each year reporting new research on autism spectrum disorder, it can be difficult for anyone to stay up-to-date on the latest scientific findings. This educational seminar will inform both parents and professionals with an interest in autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Amaral will highlight findings from his own research, from colleagues at the MIND Institute and from the world autism research community. The presentation will review the “Top 10 Research Findings of 2015” as well as current research taking place at the MIND Institute. Dr. Amaral will also summarize new nationwide initiatives to study large numbers of families living with autism.

4 CE hours (SLP, SLPA, LCSW, Psychologists, MFT, RN) (You must be here for the 4 hours)

About the Presenter
David G. Amaral, Ph.D, is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He is also the research director at the MIND Institute, an affiliate of UC Davis, engaged in interdisciplinary research into the causes and treatment of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. There will be plenty of time for the audience to ask questions about the reviewed research or any other issue related to autism research.

Hosted by:
Regional Center of Orange County, Orange County Department of Education, Orange County Health Care Agency, and Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Southern California

Pre-registration: REQUIRED

Date: February 18th from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Cost: $30.00 per person (includes Subway boxed lunch) $30 additional fee for CE hours

Location: Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) Tustin Centre Tower Building
1525 North Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA  92705

Please register with this attached flyer.

No confirmation of registration will be provided. You will only be notified if your registration cannot be accepted. Registrations accepted until capacity is reached. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Casteel (714)796-5330

Sexual Safety Issues for People with ASD’s
Grandparents, Caregivers & Adults with ASD's Welcome

Regardless of your grandchild’s age, this topic should be of interest to you, caregivers and your adult grandchildren.  Learn about sexual safety issues for people with autism in dating relationships, at the workplace and in the community.  Marlene Driscoll, MA, LMFT has worked with people with ASD’s for over 20 years.  She will discuss areas of difficulty, risk assessment, practices and guidelines related to sexual behavior.

Come at 5:00 p.m. to meet other GAN members and their families. Light refreshments will be served.  The presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. and there will be a Question and Answer session from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Free admission -No reservations needed.  See the flyer for additional details.

Sexual Safety Flyer

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