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Science Happy Hour + The Many Autisms | Museum at Prairiefire

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

At this Science Happy Hour, Dr. Matt Mosconi of the KU Life Span Institute will discuss the “many autisms.” The definition of autism has changed almost continuously since its original presentation in 1943. One constant is that the diagnosis is based on behavioral observation, though new insights into the biological bases of autism are now shaping how we think about it, and whether we should really be thinking about autism as a single entity.

This talk by Matt Mosconi, director of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, will examine the history of the definition of autism and how new scientific discoveries on the genetic and brain bases of autism have led many to think about the “autisms” rather than autism.

Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
visitthemap.org

Organizer

Museum at Prairiefire
Phone:
(913) 333-3500
Email:
info@museumatpf.org
Website:
http://museumatpf.org/

Other

Audience
All Ages
STEM Focus
Biomedical Sciences, General Science

Venue

Museum at Prairiefire
5801 W 135th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223 United States
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Website:
http://museumatpf.org/

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