MEDIA ADVISORY: Gov. Jay Nixon to Address Disability Services Progress at Thompson Center Autism Conference
September 23rd, 2016
WHAT: Autism providers and researchers from MU’s Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders will join autism experts from around the country to present the latest research advancements and best practices in caring for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders as part of the 11th annual Autism Conference.
Gov. Jay Nixon will address the group at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 22.
Keynote speakers will discuss communication and behavior strategies for children with autism. Workshop presenters will cover a range of topics including treatment and interventions, behavior analysis, education and transition to adulthood.
Media are invited to attend presentations as well as the address by Gov. Jay Nixon.
WHO: Gov. Jay Nixon
Gordon Ramsay, Emory University Marcus Autism Center
John Maag, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Autism experts in medicine, psychology, applied behavior analysis and education
WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
Doubletree St. Louis Hotel
16625 Swingley Ridge Road
NOTE: Photos and expert interviews available upon request. For a full list of presenters and workshop schedule, please visit http://muconf.missouri.edu/AutismConf/sessions.html
Media attending the event should contact Adrienne Cornwall, Communications Director, at (573) 884-4512 or (740) 590-2815.