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Texas Children’s Autism Center Parent Education Speaker Series
Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Worldwide Rise in Autism Prevalence
and the Role of the Environment
Presented by Eric Fombonne, M.D., F.R.C.P.
Dr. Fombonne will discuss:
The worldwide prevalence of ASD
The faster progression of research on genetic risk factors vs. environmental risk factors
Research related to risk factors such as
parenting, immunizations, parental age and others
**Dr. Eric Fombonne trained in child and adolescent psychiatry in France. He held appointments as clinical scientist at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM, France), as Senior Lecturer and Reader at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London, UK (1993-2001), as tenured Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University (Canada), Head of the Division of Child Psychiatry and Canada Research Chair in Child Psychiatry (2001-2012). In September 2012, he joined the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon (USA), and is now Director of Autism Research at the Institute for Developmental Disabilities.
Free Parking • Please make alternative childcare arrangements
Light refreshments served
Parents, caregivers and providers welcome