Strong Kids

Autism research conference focuses on the school-aged child

Mar. 20, 2015

schoolThe fourth annual Autism Speaks-Autism Treatment Network Research Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center (300 East River Road). Organized by the Department of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital, the free conference is titled "The School-Aged Child with ASD: From Core Symptoms to Classroom and Community Care." 

Registration and breakfast start at 8 a.m., followed by the program at 9 a.m.

Topics for the conference include:

  • Communication and audiovisual processing
  • Parenting stress and intervention
  • How skills and challenges vary in autism spectrum disorder
  • Community partnered research with the Rochester City School District 

brainAlthough there is currently no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorder, there is an increasing demand for the treatment and support of the disease. Autism affects one in every 68 children in the U.S., and we are now diagnosing autism in children as young as two years of age. With your help, we will search for the most effective treatments and understand the medical and behavioral symptoms and their causes, while also training the next generation of clinicians how to care for children with autism.


Not sure where the conference is? Here are directions. For more information, contact Alyssa Zelter by email at or call (585)275-6693. 

Learn more about how your gift can help us unlock the mysteries of autism spectrum disorder.