On May 25, McGill’s Faculty of Education will play host to the Miriam Foundation’s Abe Gold Learning & Research Centre’s 2010 Conference. The event will bring together 300 professionals, students and parents to learn and exchange information related to Autism Spectrum Disorders and the current research that surrounds autism. Renowned autism authority Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathogy and Director of Autism research Centre (ARC), University of Cambridge, will deliver the conference keynote. His talk will focus on “Empathizing and Systemizing in Autism Spectrum Conditions,” where he will define the context of systemizing and empathizing in relation to autism. He will later address “The Foetal Testosterone Theory of Autism,” explaining how and why his research proves that autism affects males much more often than females.
Abe Gold Learning & Research Centre’s 2010 Conference keynote talk with Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen. Wed., May 25, 2 – 6 p.m., Frank Dawson Adams Building, Adams Auditorium, 3450 University St. For more info, or to register, please contact Allison R. Slopack at 514-345-0210.