Free Lecture on Autism in Sacramento2/13/2013
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Catherine Lord, director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, will discuss "Longitudinal Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder" during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation.
The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the MIND Institute auditorium at 2825 50th St., Sacramento. It is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required.
Lord has long been involved in the development of standardized diagnostic instruments for ASD with colleagues in the United Kingdom and United States, including the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), which have been critically important in providing standardized methods for research on the genetics and neurobiology of autism.
Lord holds degrees in psychology from UCLA and Harvard University and completed a clinical internship at Division TEACCH at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A licensed clinical psychologist with specialties in diagnosis, social and communication development and intervention in ASD, she has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, in addition to numerous books and chapters.
Future Distinguished Lecturer Series speakers include Paul Patterson, the Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, discussing "Gut-Brain-Immune Connections: Modeling an Environmental Risk Factor for Autism" on March 13. Bradley L. Schlaggar of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will explain "Development of the Brain's Functional Networks" on April 10, and additional series presentations will take place on May 8 and June 12.
All Distinguished Lecturer Series presentations are free and open to the public, with no reservations required. The MIND Institute Resource Center, specializing in information and resources relating to neurodevelopmental disorders and related conditions, is open one hour before and 30 minutes after each presentation.
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