WASHINGTON – July 18, 2012 —MindSpec announces the launch of its new science outreach webinar series, "Bridging Parents with Autism Science." Interested participants should register with the following link: http://readingroom.mindspec.org/?page_id=8753.
This webinar series is part of MindSpec's online science outreach resource, Autism Reading Room. Designed to enhance public understanding of autism research, Autism Reading Room features interactive tools to explain current scientific knowledge about autism spectrum disorders.
The introductory webinar, "Autism Reading Room: An Online Tool to Explore Autism Research," will be offered four days during the summer: July 24, July 26, August 21, August 23. All webinars will be presented from 12:00-1:00 PM EST.
During the fall, webinars will then be broadcast on a monthly basis and will allow the public to ask questions about scientific discoveries related to autism. Each month will highlight different sections of Autism Reading Room such as
The "Bridging Parents with Autism Science" webinar series will help fulfill the mission of Autism Reading Room, which is to assist affected families in understanding their diagnosis, introduce the field of autism research to clinicians and practitioners, and promote public understanding of brain development.
For more information, please contact: Catherine C. Swanwick, Ph.D., Director of Outreach, MindSpec, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.531.4138.
MindSpec is a nonprofit organization that utilizes innovative bioinformatics strategies to accelerate research on common neurodevelopmental disorders. MindSpec created the first genetic database for autism, AutDB. Autism Reading Room is its first outreach project.
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