Join us for the 2nd Annual “Supporting Individuals with ASD” conference at the University of Texas at Austin, sponsored by the Department of Special Education
Session 3: Keynote speaker – Dr. Fred R. Volkmar, M.D. Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center, School of Medicine
Dr. Volkmar will be presenting: “The Changing Face of Autism: A Developmental Perspective”
Dr. Fred Volkmar is a prominent researcher and has had a significant impact on the lives of individuals with ASD. Dr. Volkmar was the primary author of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-IV autism and pervasive developmental disorders section. He is the author of several hundred scientific papers and chapters as well as a number of books including Asperger’s Syndrome (Guilford Press), Health Care for Children on the Autism Spectrum (Woodbine Publishing), the Handbook of Autism (Wiley Publishing), and a Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Teacher and Family Members Needs to know (Wiley Publishing).
He currently serves as Editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. He has served as co-chairperson of the autism/intellectual disabilities committee of the American Academy of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition to having directed the internationally known autism clinic, he also served as director of autism research at Yale before serving as chairperson of the department.
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A reception will immediately follow Dr. Volkmar’s talk at 4:45pm
Please RSVP at: https://education.utexas.edu/events/302/2nd-annual-autism-conference-supporting-individuals-autism-spectrum-disorders