McGill Cares webcast: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Join us on January 27, 2021 at noon for the next webcast in our biweekly series, McGill Cares, designed to support informal caregivers. During candid, 30-minute interviews with leading experts, Claire Webster, Alzheimer Care Consultant and Founder of the McGill Dementia Education Program, will explore topics related to caring for a loved one with dementia.

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Julie Scorah, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University and Associate Director of the Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR). Dr. Scorah is a Neurophychologist whose areas of expertise include the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Dr. Scorah will speak about the signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, how they are diagnosed and available treatments. She will also address how family and friends can best support someone living on the autism spectrum, what the general population should know about autism, and what support services are available for adults on the spectrum and for parents of autistic children.

This free webcast is open to all. We would like to thank the Lindsay Memorial Foundation for sponsoring this episode of McGill Cares.

Click here beginning at 12:00 pm EST on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to join us live, or watch the recording afterwards.

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