The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment works to advance the research, treatment, and awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through a robust calendar of seminars, conferences, training opportunities, and other events, including the following:
- Annual Advances in Autism Conference: Our annual Advances in Autism Conference, established in 1996, brings together academic, parent, and community groups to participate in thoughtful and informative presentations. The goals of the conference are to teach participants about recent advances in understanding the causes of autism, brain development in people with autism, and current treatments for autism.
- Distinguished Lecturer Series: In order to increase our efforts in educating both professionals and caregivers, we created the Distinguished Lecturer Series. This two-day event features a renowned ASD researcher from an outside institution. The speaker gives one presentation that is open to the public and geared towards parents and families, and one presentation aimed at professionals.
- Seaver Seminar Series: The Seaver Seminar Series is a central component of the education efforts at the Seaver Center and has been coordinated by Ting Wang, PhD, since 2008. This series provides a forum for Mount Sinai and outside researchers to present current data on broad topics relevant to the advancement of autism research (such as epidemiology, genetics, and early detection).
- Community Lecture Series: The Seaver Center works to expand and disseminate research findings to local groups through a community lecture series. Presentations have included parent and school meetings held at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, the UJA Federation, Manhattan Autism Charter School, YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, and Sinergia. We also continue to provide parent lectures to UJA-funded community centers as needed.
The Seaver Autism Center has opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in the areas of genetics, neuroimaging, molecular biology, and model systems as they relate to autism research. Interested applicants may send inquiries and application (CV plus two letters of recommendation) to firstname.lastname@example.org.