What We Know About Autism Today

Date: October 15th, 2007
Location: Washington, DC

Autism and the autism spectrum have become the subject of great discussion and perhaps misunderstanding in the popular press recently. This program educated journalists on the complexities of what is known, and what is not known. The program was underwritten by the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation. As with all National Press Foundation programs, this one was on-the-record, with plenty of time for Q & A.


  • Defining Autism [download]
    Martha Herbert, M.D. [read bio]
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Clinical Pediatric Neurologist, Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Identifying Autism [download]
    Wendy Stone, Ph.D. [read bio]
    Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at Vanderbilt University
  • Living with Autism [download]
    Douglas Biklen, Ph.D. [read bio]
    Dean, Syracuse University School of Education, Professor of Education, Syracuse University.

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