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The Help Group Summit on Autism, Learning Disabilities, and ADHD Features State-of-the-Art Research and Best Practices in Education and Treatment
Date:10/7/2009

California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg receives The Help Group Champion for Children Award

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Help Group Summit 2009 - Advances and Best Practices in Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD took place on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. This cutting edge conference featured more than 20 leading experts from across the country. Generously sponsored by First 5 California and First 5 LA, this year's Summit was a record breaking success, with more than 600 professionals and parents in attendance.

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The two-day conference was co-chaired by Dr. Barbara Firestone, President and CEO of The Help Group, 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.

Congressman Brad Sherman (D - 27th) joined Dr. Firestone to convene the Summit. In his comments, he noted that, "The Help Group not only serves 1300 students on a daily basis, but they are a model for this country on how to provide treatment and education for an array of disabilities, especially autism spectrum disorders." To mark this special occasion, Sherman presented The Help Group with an American flag flown over the Capitol building on Independence Day.

The Help Group presented its Champion for Children Award to California Senate President pro Tem, Darrell Steinberg (D - 6th), in appreciation of his outstanding efforts to address the health and well being of children with autism and other special needs in California. Senator Steinberg recently announced the establishmen
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