One in 88 US Kids Diagnosed with Autism: Experts Unfold Latest Advancements in Autism June 8th at Princeton University; Families, Medical Community Invited to Attend

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Eden Autism Services’ 18th Annual Lecture Series, Autism: A Journey in Optimism and Opportunity, A “Must Attend” for Anyone Having/Helping/Working with Autism

Eden Autism Services, a New Jersey-based not-for-profit organization serving individuals with autism, and Princeton University announced its lineup of leading research and medical professional guest speakers for its 18th Annual Lecture Series, Autism: A Journey in Optimism and Opportunity. An open forum where leading authorities in the field present new findings and future possibilities for the treatment and awareness of autism, the Lecture Series, hosted by Princeton University’s Department of Physics, takes place on Friday, June 8, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch.

With one in 88 children in the U.S. diagnosed each year with autism (one in 49 in New Jersey), the Lecture Series offers the opportunity for families and others working or living with autism to learn the latest findings and research results.

This year’s Lecture Series is proud to feature noted children’s book author Samuel S.- H. Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University. A contributor to The New York Times, USA Today, and The London Times, Dr. Wang is a prolific writer in the areas of neurosciences, physics, and neurobiology and a highly sought after guest speaker. Books he has co-authored with Sandra Aamodt are Welcome To Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life and Welcome To Your Child’s Brain: How The Mind Grow Itself From Conception To College (

Other prestigious speakers include national disabilities expert Paul Shattuck, M.S., M.S.S.W., Ph.D., assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis, the Brown School of Social Work and Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., a global leader in the field of human genetics who has significantly contributed to today’s understanding of the role genomics plays in a wide range of common human diseases. She is Director of the Miami Institute of Human Genomics and a Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Professor of Human Genomics at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine.

Held at Reynolds Auditorium, the Lecture Series admission fee of $75.00 includes continental breakfast and lunch, and concludes with a Q&A panel of additional experts. Registration is at 8:15 a.m. Support of the event is made possible in part by the Asch Foundation for Funding Education and Research in Autism and the Puzio Family Charitable Trust.

The Princeton University campus is located just an hour’s ride from either Philadelphia or Newark airports and easily accessible by Amtrak and New Jersey Transit. For more information, or to register visit, contact Eden at (609) 987-0099, Ext 4010, or email joni(dot)truch(at)edenautism(dot)org.

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