Clinical, Biological, and Cultural Perspectives

Friday, April 26, 2019

Norris University Center
1999 Campus Drive, Evanston IL 60208

Northwestern University’s 5th annual CSDConnect conference brings field leaders together to present on breakthroughs and barriers in diagnosis and identification, underlying biology, and cultural considerations related to autism. Researchers, clinicians, and other stakeholders are invited to attend and participate!

Through the workshops and follow-up discussions at this conference, as well as future events, the Northwestern Autism Research and Clinical Collaborative aims to build a community of translational researchers and professionals who will advance change along the research-practice-policy continuum affecting individuals with autism, their families, and their broader communities.

Featured speakers

Alison Singer
Cofounder and president of the Autism Science Foundation

Kevin Pelphrey
Harrison-Wood Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine; and

Sandy Magaña
Professor in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.

More great speakers still to be announced

Learn more

This year’s Connect conference is hosted by Northwestern University faculty:
Molly Losh, the JoAnn and Peter Dolle Chair of Learning Disabilities; Megan Roberts, the Jane Steiner Hoffman and Michael Hoffman Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders; and Elizabeth Norton, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of the Language, Education, and Reading Neuroscience (LEARN) Lab.

This event is generously funded by the Lambert Family Conference Gift.

To be eligible for ASHA CEU’s, attendees must be present for the ENTIRE DAY of the event; no partial credit is available for this course.

This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).