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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Autism Expert Dr. Margaret L. Bauman to Speak at UMass Lowell April 30th


Distinguished Guest Speaker

Dr. Margaret L. Bauman

Associate Professor of Neurology
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Boston University School of Medicine

Wednesday, 30th April 2:00 - 3:30pm, O’Leary 222,
Followed by Reception Until 4:00pm

As part of UMass Lowell's "Disable the Label" Disability Awareness Month, Dr. Margaret Bauman will present on her work with those with autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Bauman is an Associate Professor of Neurology in the department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Boston University School of Medicine. She is a world-renowned pediatric neurologist and researcher who pioneered research linking the causes of autism with the brain. Dr. Bauman is highly respected around the world for her outstanding clinical care and research in neurological disorders in children, adolescents and adults.

Among her numerous contributions to advancing our understanding of autism spectrum disorders and treatment approaches, she has established The Autism Research Foundation (TARF), The Autism Research Consortium (TARC), LADDERS (Learning and Developmental Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services), and The Autism Treatment Network (ATN).

Her many honors include the 2005 Doug Flutie Jr. Award, the 2008 Martha H. Ziegler Founder’s Award from the Federation for Children with Special Needs, and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Autism Research. She has published over 75 scientific papers and is co-author of The Neurobiology of Autism with T.L. Kemper.

This event is free and all are welcome. The event will take place on UMass Lowell’s south campus: O’Leary Library Room 222, 81 Wilder Street, Lowell, MA 01854 (see http://www.uml.edu/maps for directions). For more information including parking info: Dr. Doreen Arcus, 978-934-4172 or doreen_arcus@uml.edu.

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Sponsored by the UMass Lowell Interdisciplinary Minor in Disability Studies and the Master of Science in Autism Studies. 

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