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Autism: Emerging Concepts

As part of the Simons Foundation Lectures, the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series brings together scientists and scholars to discuss diverse and important topics in autism research.

The events take place in the Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium at the Simons Foundation headquarters (160 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY), and are open to the scientific community. A reception with the speakers follows each event.

Upcoming lectures:

Watch previous lectures:

  • Lecture: New approaches to treating Rett syndrome
    23 April 2014
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    Watch: Gail Mandel presents the complex pathology of Rett syndrome, as part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

  • Lecture: An attempt at redefining autism
    10 March 2014
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    Watch: Ami Klin presents two new infant and toddler behavioral measures of social behaviors, as part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

  • Lecture: New genetic insights into autism
    5 March 2014
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    Watch: Matthew State discusses genetic discoveries in autism research and the challenges that lie ahead, as part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

  • Lecture: Imaging early brain development in autism
    28 January 2014
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    Watch: David Amaral discusses different types of altered brain development among children with autism, as part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.

  • Lecture: Infants' grasp of others' intentions
    16 October 2013
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    Watch: Amanda Woodward discusses the nature and origins of children’s social understanding, as part of the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.