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Past Webinars

December 2021
Portraits of Cathy Lord and Tony Charman.

Webinar: Tony Charman and Catherine Lord on the Lancet Commission and ‘profound autism’

 /  26 January 2022

On 26 January, Catherine Lord, distinguished professor of psychiatry and education at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Tony Charman, chair of clinical child psychology at King’s College London in the United Kingdom, will speak about the Lancet commission’s recommendations and the use of the term ‘profound autism.’

November 2021
Portrait of Ari Ne-eman

Webinar: Ari Ne’eman on the ethical challenges of clinical outcome measures in autism

 /  29 November 2021

Ari Ne’eman spoke about ways to assess clinical progress in autistic people that don’t also promote that they ‘pass’ as non-autistic.

October 2021
A black and white photo of Zachary J. Williams

Webinar: Zachary J. Williams on autism, alexithymia and outcome measurement

 /  28 October 2021

On 28 October, Zachary J. Williams, a medical and doctoral student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, spoke about measuring alexithymia in autistic people and the importance of developing and validating measures for specific populations.

August 2021
Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele headshot

Webinar: Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele on the state of autism drug development

 /  28 September 2021

On 28 September, Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, spoke about goals for developing new drugs for autism — and the barriers researchers may encounter.

July 2021
Portrait of Laurent Mottron

Webinar: Laurent Mottron on the need for radical change in autism research

 /  31 August 2021

On 31 August 2021, Laurent Mottron, professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal in Canada, discussed his June 2021 commentary in Autism Research.

Ariel Lyons-Warren

Webinar: Ariel Lyons-Warren on olfactory challenges in autism

 /  19 July 2021

On 19 July, Ariel Lyons-Warren, instructor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, spoke about olfactory deficits in neurodevelopmental conditions. Watch the replay.

June 2021
Portrait of Kate MacDuffie

Webinar: Kate MacDuffie on the ethics of predicting autism in infancy

 /  30 June 2021

On 30 June, Kate MacDuffie, bioethics fellow at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Washington, spoke about the benefits, risks and ethics of predictive testing of autism.

May 2021
Shafali Jeste and Nicole McDonald portraits

Webinar replay: Shafali Jeste and Nicole McDonald on going beyond baby siblings in autism research

 /  26 May 2021

Watch the replay of the Shafali Jeste and Nicole McDonald webinar, who discussed expanding the definition of ‘high-risk infants’ in autism research.

April 2021
Stephen Kanne and Gaia Novarino

Webinar: Stephen Kanne and Gaia Novarino on autism research and clinical practice, one year since COVID-19

 /  26 April 2021

On 26 May, Stephen Kanne and Gaia Novarino spoke about autism research and clinical practice one year since the pandemic began.

January 2021
Portrait of André Fenton.

Webinar: André Fenton on rethinking dysfunction in fragile X model mice

 /  10 February 2021

On 10 February, André Fenton spoke about rethinking dysfunction in fragile X model mice.


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