STAATSBURG, N.Y. -- Anderson Center for Autism has opened registration for Autism Tomorrow, a one-day conference on Saturday, May 14.
The Staatsburg-based center will bring together a group of experts and advocates to discuss autism spectrum disorders from different perspectives. The conference will be held on the Anderson Campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. opening with a welcome by Anderson’s Chief Operations Officer and incoming CEO, Patrick Paul, and includes morning, lunchtime and afternoon speaker sessions.
Conference visitors will have opportunities to tour the renovated Anderson Center campus by registering in advance. During the day attendees will be able to mix freely, participate in the Vendor Fair, and view a musical performance by the Children’s Program.
The Autism Tomorrow conference speakers include the following:
- Frederico Bolognani, Neuroscience Drug Development Physician, Roche Pharmaceuticals . Bolognani has been living in Basel, Switzerland working on drug development in the pharmaceutical industry. Currently, he is developing new medicines for Neurodevelopment Disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Nathan Briggs, coordinator of Adult Residential Services, Anderson Center for Autism. Briggs joined Anderson Center for Autism in 2006. In his current position he has taken opportunities to implement new ideas, create new systems, and analyze functions to optimize quality of life for adults living on the spectrum.
- Kristie Patten Koenig, associate professor and chair, New York University. Koenig examines the efficacy of interventions utilized in public schools for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Koenig is the principal investigator of the NYU Steinhardt's ASD Nest Program, an inclusive program for children and adolescents with autism in the New York City Department of Education.
- Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and best-selling author Suskind, a reporter and senior national affairs writer for The Wall Street Journal, is the author of six best-selling books, including "Life, Animated, A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism," which documents his family’s two-decade struggle with regressive autism.
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