This event was held on January 31, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2012 focuses on the book "Born On A Blue Day: Inside The Mind Of An Autistic Savant" by Daniel Tammet. Find out more about autism in this informative lecture by developmental and behavioral pediatrician Rick Solomon MD.
Dr. Solomon will present the most recent scientific evidence related to autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). He will cover the brain science and genetics of ASDs; demonstrate the diagnostic criteria with video examples; discuss possible causes for the large increase in prevalence, including the controversial relationship between ASD and immunizations/mercury; and overview the evidence for behavioral, developmental, educational and dietary/alternative interventions.
Rick Solomon MD is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician in private practice in Ann Arbor. His clinical practice focuses on the evaluation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders who have both common and severe behavioral problems. His research interests include child abuse prevention, pediatric hypnotherapy for pain management, and early intervention for children with autism (www.playproject.org).
For more information about Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads, check out the website at aaypsireads.org.