Archive for September, 2011

Autism/Asperger’s Biomedical Workshop — 9/17/11

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Dear Autism Community,

A new large study investigated the risk of having a child with autism in a family that already has a child with autism. Older research (when autism incidence was lower) put the risk at 3-10%. The latest research, in a large study of 644 infants, published today in Pediatrics, puts the risk of having a 2nd child with autism at 18.7%. The risk is 3x higher for male siblings vs. female siblings.

Families who have a child with autism need to be aware of this much higher risk.

I will discuss this study and many others at our workshop at ASU on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, and also discuss hypotheses on how to substantially reduce the risk. See www.autismconferencesofamerica.com for registration and more information.

One Day Only, Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9:00am-5:00pm

ASU, Lattie F. Coor Hall, Room 174
976 S. Forest Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287

Professional – $95
Parent – $75
2nd Parent/Family member – $50
Zoowalk Team Captains – $35 (Pledge of $100 or More)
People with Autism/Asperger’s -$25

Hope you will join me at this informative workshop!

All proceeds from this workshop will be donated to the Zoowalk for Autism Research.

Sincerely,

James Adams, Ph.D.
President, Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Director, ASU Autism/Asperger’s Research Program