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Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD Experts Convene at the Help Group Summit
Date:9/24/2008

Two-day seminar for professionals and parents to present cutting edge information in research and best practices.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2008 -- On Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27, 2008 at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, The Help Group will host its Summit 2008, Advances and Best Practices in www.thehelpgroup.org [Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD]. This cutting edge conference features more than 20 of today's leading experts and will feature the latest information for parents and professionals including topics such as:

  • The convergence of science, advocacy and public policy: the current California and federal legislative agendas
  • Social robots for kids? Exploring socially assistive robotics for autism intervention
  • Evidence based treatments for toddlers with ASD: What we know now and new research directions
  • Current psychopharmacological approaches to the treatment of ADHD
  • Lessons learned from research: Early identification and multiple component remediation for children and adolescents with reading disabilities
Summit Co-Chairs are Dr. Barbara Firestone, President and CEO of The Help Group, Vice Chair of the California Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism, Dr. Paul Satz, Professor Emeritus, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and Dr. Peter Whybrow, Director, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at The Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The Help Group Summit 2008 is generously sponsored by First 5 California and First 5 LA and will be attended by more than 500 professionals and parents.

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