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Press Seminar on Autism Spectrum Disorders

The NLM Family Foundation sponsored a one-day journalist training program on autism spectrum disorders on October 15, 2007 in Boston. Organized by the National Press Foundation and offered at no cost to selected journalists, the program enabled working journalists to keep pace with the complex topics they cover and develop new skills, sources, and story angles. The objective of the program was to help to increase public knowledge about a range of issues relevant to autism spectrum disorders by educating journalists whose work reaches millions of readers, listeners, and viewers. Topics of discussion included Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Diagnosis and Early Detection, Biomedical Research, Treatment, Autistic Children and the Educational System, and the Needs of Adolescents and Adults with Autism.