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Autism Symposium at UJA-Federation

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Fifth Annual UJA-Federation of New York Hilibrand Autism Symposium
Culture and Community: Exploring the Changing Dynamics of Living with Autism

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

As children with autism transition into late-adolescence and adulthood, society must re-examine and attune its understanding of how these individuals and their families will seek fulfillment in life's activities — such as working, studying, socializing, and volunteering. The culture in which one is a member plays a vital role in how an individual with autism is embraced by the community, as well as what supportive services they receive. Dr. Richard Grinker will provide a keynote address focusing on how various international cultures define autism, as well as some best practices regarding service delivery, advocacy, and community awareness he has uncovered through his worldly research.

Keynote Address
Roy Richard Grinker, Ph.D., Anthropologist, Professor, Parent, and Author of Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism
"Cultural Perspectives on the Social Lives of Individuals with Autism"

Review the program and speaker biographies, and read about this year's event.

Learn more about UJA-Federation’s work with autism and people with special needs.