The Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Harvard Law School are excited to announce the live webcast of the Symposium on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Autism Research. Topics covered will include prenatal testing, community participation in research methodologies, appropriate and inappropriate intervention goals and much more.

This symposium will serve a unique role in shedding light on ethics and values issues within the autism research community. By bringing together self-advocate and researcher participants, we hope this will serve as a starting point for meaningful dialogue between those conducting research on autism and the community of Autistic adults and youth. Confirmed participants include Administration on Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Sharon Lewis, ASAN President and IACC Public Member Ari Ne’eman, National Institute on Child Health and Human Developmental Director Alan Guttmacher, Emily Titon, Liz Pellicano, David Rose and many more.

This event is open to the general public without charge and is made possible by a grant from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

To view this live webcast, please tune in* starting at 9 AM EST on December 10, 2011. The webcast can only be accessed starting at this time.

* Webcast is only viewable on a minimum DSL or Cable internet connection. Please make sure you have the latest QuickTime player installed.

Minimum QuickTime Player Requirements for the PC

– 2.0 GHz Pentium-class processor or better
– 512MB of RAM
– 32MB video RAM
– QuickTime 7.1.3 or later
– Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Vista
Minimum QuickTime Player Requirements for Macintosh

– 1 GHz G4 processor or better
– 256MB RAM
– 16MB video RAM
– QuickTime 7.1.3 or later
– Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.9 or later

Please join us as we begin this exciting conversation.


The Autistic Self Advocacy Network