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Medical Student Interest Group Presents Lecture Series in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, University of Vermont College of Medicine students in the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Interest Group presented several noontime programs in April as part of the College’s inaugural Autism Awareness Lunch & Lecture Series. 

The event's presentations were “Evidence Based Medicine in Autism” by William Raszka, M.D., professor of pediatrics and course director, Attacks and Defenses; a panel discussion on “The Autism Treatment Team;” and “How Autism Has Affected My Life,”which featured a panel of community members who shared their personal experiences with autism, including: Max Barrows of Green Mountain Self Advocates; Lauren Jordan, a parent advocate; and UVM College of Medicine Class of 2016 students Alice Stoddart and Brandon Childs.

Lunch was provided to all attendees. Supporters of the lectures series included: Vermont Department of Health; Vermont Speech-Language Hearing Association; University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Department of Pediatrics at UVM College of Medicine; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at UVM College of Medicine; Department of Neurological Sciences at UVM College of Medicine; Attacks and Defenses Course at UVM College of Medicine; and The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation.