Kat started her journey with autism 10 years ago when she and her husband received their son’s diagnosis. She didn’t know anyone with a child that had autism and PHP’s Autism Support Group was a lifeline for her. She recently started a blog (www.StrivingMamas.com) to share her experience with other moms that have kids with autism. She is looking forward to meeting everyone at the meetings!
Meetings are an opportunity for parents to meet informally and to share ideas, experiences and information. New families and caregivers are always welcome. Those who wish to share or simply listen are invited to attend. PHP provides a forum for parents and professionals to get information.
There is a collection of excellent materials available on Autism Spectrum Disorder available for check-out at the PHP Resource Library for both parents and professionals.
Thu, May 11, 2017: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Sr. Director Public Communications & Patient Advocate Outreach
Kevin McCormack is the communications director at CIRM, the state’s stem cell agency. The agency was created by voters when they approved Proposition 71 in 2004. It gave the agency $3 billion to fund stem cell research in California. Kevin is here to tell us how they have used the money to make California a global center for stem cell research and how they are investing into research in Autism Spectrum Disorder that is deepening our understanding of the condition and, hopefully, paving the way to new treatments.