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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2:00 - 3:00pm

Seaver Seminar Series:

"The introduction of new genetic techniques in the diagnostics of developmental delay"

Conny van Ravenswaaij-Arts, MD, PhD (Clinical Geneticist, Professor in Dysmorphology, Department of Genetics, University Medical Center Groningen)

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine
1470 Madison Avenue (between 101st and 102nd Streets), 5th Floor, Conference Room 101

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

5:30 - 7:00pm

Reception immediately following. Refreshments will be served.

Seaver Autism Center Special Seminar:

"Becoming the Wind: Scenes from My Autistic Life"

Naoki Higashida - Author, The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Hatch Auditorium
1468 Madison Avenue (at 100th Street)

After entering the main lobby, take the stairs or elevator on the right to the 2nd Floor, and turn right for Hatch Auditorium.

Space is limited!

RSVP to jessica.brownfeld@mssm.edu if you would like to attend.

Naoki Higashida was born in Japan in 1992 and diagnosed with ‘autistic tendencies’ in 1998. He subsequently attended schools for students with special needs and graduated from high school in 2011. Mr. Higashida has published several works of fiction and nonfiction, and he has won awards for his writing. Written when he was only thirteen years old, The Reason I Jump was published in 2005 and translated into English in 2013. Mr. Higashida also writes a blog, and he travels regularly giving presentations about autism. He describes himself as an advocate and motivational speaker.

Hosted by the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai, Mr. Higashida will present in Japanese, with a PowerPoint presentation in English played simultaneously. During the subsequent Q&A session Mr. Higashida will work through a translator to answer questions from the audience.