Advances in autism

. February 11, 2013.

Views of developmental disorders are always changing, as are their treatments. The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio presents a workshop, Recent Advances in Understanding and Treating Autisms: Research That Matters for Caregivers and Affected Individuals, this December. The workshop, presented by Thomas Frazier Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, will benefit caregivers, parents, educators, therapists and others working with autism. The presentation will review the research findings from the last three years and discuss new models of autism, focusing on genetic and biochemical factors, brain structure and function, as well as cognitive findings in autism. The workshop will draw out the implications of these findings regarding treatment and educational planning. The discussion takes place on both Wednesday, December 1, from 6:30pm to 9pm and on Thursday, December 2 from 9:30am until noon. The presentations are conducted at the Toledo Hospital Education Center Auditorium, Jobst Tower,  2142 N. Cove in Toledo. To register, contact The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio. 419-578-2766.