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Autism expert to speak at Brown University

May 1, 2012
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The chief science officer at the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization is delivering a lecture in Rhode Island.

Geraldine Dawson, chief science officer at Autism Speaks, is set to discuss the latest insights into the early development of autism on Tuesday at Brown University. Her lecture is also expected to cover new screening tools for identifying infants who have a high risk of developing autism and early intervention methods being tested with children as young as 12 months.

Dawson oversees $25 million in annual research funding at Autism Speaks. She helped develop the first comprehensive intervention for toddlers with autism and oversaw a multidisciplinary autism treatment center at the University of Washington.

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