Registration is still open for The Help Group Summit 2013: Advances and Best Practices in Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD.   This year’s Summit will be held on Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.  The cutting edge conference features 30 leading experts in basic and applied research and evidence-based best practices in assessment, intervention and treatment.  First 5 California is a Major Sponsor of Summit 2013, and ABC7 will serve as the official Media Sponsor as in prior years.

The 1 ½-day educational conference is open to the public and offers 28 sessions designed for educators, clinicians/therapists, parents, and undergraduate and graduate students. It provides a rich, informative experience to its attendees. Continuing education credits will be provided to psychologists, speech-language therapists, social workers and therapists, occupational therapists and behavior analyst practitioners.

The conference is chaired by The Help Group President & CEO Dr. Barbara Firestone, UCLA Semel Institute Director Peter C. Whybrow, MD, and Robert M. Bilder, PhD, ABPP, UCLA-Semel Institute Tennenbaum Family Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences & Psychology. This year’s featured speakers are Thomas E. Brown, PhD; Connie Kasari, PhD and Maureen Lovett, PhD, C.Pysch.

Presenters include Jane Tavyev Asher, MD; Bruce Baker, PhD; Robert M. Bilder, PhD, ABPP; Jan Blacher, PhD; Erna Imperatore Blanche, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Susan Bookheimer, PhD; Xavier E. Cagigas, PhD; Dan Campbell, PhD; Pamela Clark, MA; Michael Enenbach, MD; Jeff Gilger, PhD; Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD, MPH; Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD; Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD; Michael Leon, PhD; Philip Levin, PhD; Sandra Loo, PhD; Maja Mataric, PhD; Daniel Openden, PhD, BCBA-D; Albert “Skip” Rizzo, PhD; Eric Sailers, MA, CCC-SLP; Cynthia Schumann, PhD; William Sharp, PhD; Bina Varughese, MS; Louis A. Vismara, MD; and Jeffrey Wood, PhD.

Last year’s Summit sold out, so participants are encouraged to register early. The super early bird registration discount runs through August 31st.


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