Autism Speaks National Conference for Families and Professionals
1st Annual Autism Investment Conference
26 July 26 - July 27, 2013
The Hilton Columbus at Easton Columbus, Ohio

Confirmed Speakers

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Lauren Elder, PhD

Assistant Director of Dissemination Science

Autism Speaks

Lauren Elder, PhD, is the Assistant Director of Dissemination Science at Autism Speaks. She is responsible for helping to develop, manage, and implement Autism Speaks’ efforts in dissemination science, with an emphasis on improvement of access to diagnostic and treatment services for people with ASD in the U.S. and internationally. She oversees the training portfolio for Autism Speaks which includes the development and promotion of training materials in evidence-based services for autism. She also works on the Global Autism Public Health Initiative, an international advocacy effort active in over 40 countries where she manages the Africa portfolio. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with clinical and research expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of autism, particularly early intervention. She completed her PhD at the University of Washington in child clinical psychology, and her internship and postdoctoral work at UCLA.



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