Dr. Joshua Weinstein in The Times of Israel

Dr. Joshua Weinstein

Can Anyone Hear Me?

by Joshua Weinstein, PhD

Perhaps you have met someone who has it.  Maybe you live next door to someone whose life has been affected by it. If not, you have definitely noticed them in line with you at the supermarket or while you wait for your meal at a restaurant. They can be a distant relative, or the child of a close friend. It may even be a member of your immediate family. In any case, your life has definitely been touched by someone affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and you know how much work needs to be done to make the lives of these special people better.

Parents of children with autism must learn the best techniques for nurturing their loved ones. Professional caregivers must be completely up-to-date on the latest technologies so that they can guide families through the difficult obstacles that often accompany the joy of raising children with ASD.

This is why the greatest experts in healthcare, policy and education will gather in Jerusalem on August 1st for at ICare4Autism’s 2012 International Autism Conference. IC4A has become a world leader in mobilizing multidisciplinary forces to towards the goal of finding the best treatments for those suffering from ASD. We have entered a new era of autism research and advocacy. On one hand, we have seen an unprecedented up-tick in autism incidents, while at the same time there have been incredible advancements in research, early diagnosis, and more effective intervention critical period in which the world begins to understand — and treat — autism in a more urgent, effective way.

In partnership with Israeli’s leading universities, and held under the auspices of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, this Conference will provide a platform for best and brightest in autism research and care-giving to hear from international experts and luminaries such as Dame Stephanie Shirley, the British Ambassador for Philanthropy, Dr. Eric Hollander of Einstein Medical Center in New York, and Professor Sagiv Shifman of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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ICare4Autism’s 2012 International Autism Conference will take place August 1-2 at the International Conference Center in Jerusalem. To register, or for more information, please go here or here, or call +972-6223567/8.

Source: The Times of Israel Ops & Blogs – http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/can-anyone-hear-me/

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