The ABC’s of Autism
Presented on October 15, 2014 at Santa Monica Hospital Auditorium
Presenters (in order of appearance):
- Amanda Gulsrud, PhD: Clinical psychologist
- Shafali Jeste, MD: Neurologist
- Sunil Mehta, MD: Psychiatrist
- Connie Kasari, PhD: Educational psychologist
- Enjey Lin, PhD: Clinical psychologist
UCLA CART director Dr. Dan Geschwind speaks at ACEing Autism's first gala event to support tennis program for kids with autism spectrum disorders
ACEing Autism co-founders are tennis professional Richard Spurling and his wife Shafali Jeste, MD who is Assistant Professor at UCLA CART. Learn more about this exciting program at http://www.gofundme.com/aceingautism 
Los Angeles (May 17, 2013) – Dr. Daniel Geschwind, a renowned autism scientist at UCLA, and director of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART), was joined by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (California’s 54th District), Los Angeles County Supervisor and Board Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, Special Needs Network (SNN) president Areva Martin, Esq. - who spearheaded this important conference, John Wagner, Chief Operating Officer for First 5 LA, and other community leaders and autism advocates for a press conference and discussion to highlight Dr. Geschwind’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) $13 million research grant to extend his genetic research to African American families – a population that has been overlooked by autism researchers. Nearly 100 people attended including news media.
More photos from the press conference can be accessed here .