Symposium Will Explore “Trends In Autism” April 20 In Edison

EDISON — Children’s Specialized Hospital will present “Trends in Autism: Hear From the Experts,” the 26th Annual Autism Symposium, on Friday April 20 at the Pines Manor in Edison.

Participants will learn practical strategies to assist with daily functioning for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program is geared towards healthcare providers, mental health professionals, adults with ASD, parents/caregivers, school personnel, therapists and other professionals interested in autism.

Presenters include Ari Ne’eman founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and presidential appointee to the National Council on Disability. Ne’eman is the first person with an ASD to serve on the council. Catherine Lord, Ph.D. is the Director of the Institute for Brain Development, a subsidiary of Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Lord is an internationally known leader in autism research and is one of the developers of the “gold standard” autism diagnostic tools.

Additional presenters include well-known experts, advocates and parents of children with ASD. Presentations to include discussion about longitudinal studies; disability rights, neurodiversity and self-advocacy; dental office tips; parent perspective; sleep solutions; dating and relationships and feeding/eating issues.

The fee is $140 for professionals and $50 for adults with ASD/parents/caregivers. Registration deadline is April 6. For more information, or to register visit:

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