Building Bridges: Science and Community Forum presented by the SDSU Center for Autism

SDSU’s Autism Scientists will share their findings with the community they serve. Come for talks, Q&A, a Resource Fair, and to better connect with the local community. Members and Allies of the Autism Community are invited to attend this Free and Educational Event!

The Building Bridges: Science & Community Forum is an opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge autism research at SDSU, and for the SDSU scientists and faculty to share their discoveries with the community they serve. It is also an opportunity for the members of this diverse community to mix, mingle, and network. Come and learn about the latest science discoveries to which many of you, your children and loved ones have contributed first hand! Anyone who is part of the autism community (families, service providers, scientists, clinicians, teachers and educators, policy makers and advocates, donors, and allies and friends) is welcome to attend.

Event schedule includes:

5:00-5:30 pm Meet & Greet
5:30-7:00 pm Presentations by the SDSU Center scientists, and Q&A Panel
7:00-8:00 pm Refreshments & Social

Our Panelists and Presenters are:

Dr. Inna Fishman, Department of Psychology, College of Sciences

In search for early brain markers of autism

Dr. Ralph-Axel Müller, Department of Psychology, College of Sciences

Brain images of autism – why should we care

Dr. Ruth Carper, Department of Psychology, College of Sciences

Life goes on – Aging in autism

Dr. Laura Hall, Department of Special Education, College of Education

Collaborating with, and in schools to enable the implementation of evidence-based practices

Dr. Jessica Suhrheinrich, Department of Special Education, College of Education

Intra-agency collaboration to enhance community services for individuals with autism

Richie Ploesch, MA, BCBA, Program Director and Co-Founder, Unscripted Learning

Improvisational theater intervention for teens and young adults with autism

Vinton Omaleki, MPH, Community Outreach Director, SDSU Center For Autism

Promoting Community Engagement and Opportunities for Partnership

Location: Storm Hall West, Lecture Hall 12 & West Patio

Questions? Contact Vinton at VOMALEKI@SDSU.EDU

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