Sharing Information with Our Constituents
Community outreach has been and will continue to be a major priority of the Seaver Autism Center. We are committed to educating patients, families, and the general public, and we frequently participate in educational programs. We meet regularly with our constituents to evaluate goals and priorities, as well as to get feedback on our programs and events.
We have developed formal and informal relationships with schools, advocacy groups, and other community organizations to further our collective goal of improving treatment and advancing effective treatments for autism and related conditions. For more information about these groups go to our Resources section.
The infrastructure provided through the National Institutes of Health and foundation support has made it possible for us to launch several educational and outreach initiatives in recent years, including our monthly Seaver Seminar Series, which provides a forum for Mount Sinai and outside researchers to present current data on broad topics relevant to the advancement of autism research (e.g., epidemiology, genetics, and early detection). We also hold an annual “Advances in Autism” Conference, which draws participants from the scientific and lay communities.
These forums are designed to allow our investigators to share findings and discuss current autism research with members of our communities. Our annual conference provides a unique opportunity for our investigators to present current research findings in basic and clinical sciences to the community and includes workshops for parents, professionals and affected individuals.
Seaver Autism Center Newsletter
Our quarterly newsletter provides updates on activities in the Seaver Autism Center, recent research results and other timely information.