Volunteer for the SOCIAL for Adults with Autism (ages 16 & up) & Their Caregivers
GAN Volunteers Needed

GAN volunteers are needed to host caregivers at the upcoming SOCIAL at the University of California – Irvine.  You will introduce caregivers to each other and enjoy the company of other GAN members.  Student volunteers will observe how autism affects three generations in families.

Join us at the UCI Student Center at 1:00 p.m. for a brief volunteer orientation.  We promise you a fun and very rewarding afternoon!   Contact bonnie@ganinfo.org if you can help.  Download the event flyer and driving directions.


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Recent Advances in Autism Research and Implications for Treatment
Review of the Top Ten Research Studies in 2014

With so many research studies investigating diverse paths to better understand autism spectrum disorder, it can be difficult for anyone to stay up-to-date on the latest scientific findings. This educational seminar will help 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 2014” as well as current research taking place at the MIND Institute. Dr. Amaral will review the difficulties in finding pharmaceutical treatments for autism spectrum disorder and discuss the Autism BrainNet which utilizes postmortem brain donations to facilitate autism research. David G. Amaral, Ph.D, is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, with an appointment to the Center for Neuroscience and as an investigator at the California Regional Primate Research Center. 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.

Pre-registration REQUIRED.  Download flyer and send in registration form and check for registration fee.  Fee includes Subway boxed lunch.  See flyer for fees for professional CEU’s and additional information.

Autism Seminar- Dr. Amaral

  • Past Events

    • Autism Speaks’ Town Hall on Housing
    • SOCIAL for Adults with Autism (16 & Up) & Caregivers
    • The HELP GROUP SUMMIT 2014
    • Autism Education 6 Week Series (Tuesdays 6:30-8 pm)