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Autism and the Family is the Topic for July 11th Conference in Washington, DC
Date:7/8/2008

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael E. Kerr, MD, Director of the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, and a psychiatrist in private practice, will address the topic of autism in the family.

ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) has become one of the most widely discussed and intensively researched clinical entities in medicine. Passionate debate exists about the reasons for a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed to be on the autistic spectrum. Many clinicians and parents are so allergic to hints of blaming the family that, beyond saying it is difficult for families to cope with an ASD child, families are rarely discussed. The conference will use educational material and taped interviews with the parents of ASD children to describe the family emotional process involved in ASD. Ample time will be allowed throughout the day for questions and discussion.

The conference is sponsored by the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, an educational, clinical and research non-profit organization established in 1975.

Details: To make arrangements to attend the conference, please call the Center at 202-965-4400. The conference will be held from 9:30am to 3:30pm at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. Free parking is available in the church parking lot.


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