Dr. Rick Solomon Discusses Autism: The Brain-Mind Connection

This event was held on October 23, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In partnership with the University of Michigan Investing in Ability Week, Dr. Solomon will present an update on the most recent scientific evidence related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Dr. Solomon will cover the brain science and genetics of ASD; 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. His PowerPoint and a list of scientific references will be provided.

Richard Solomon, MD, has nearly 20 years of experience working with children with autistic spectrum disorders as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Michigan and the Medical Director and founder of The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and The P.L.A.Y.â„¢ Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters).

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