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Public Launch of Autism Reading Room

Our new outreach website, Autism Reading Room, will be publicly released on April 15, 2012. Designed to enhance public understanding of autism research, Autism Reading Room is explains scientific advances in autism to a general audience. Its mission is to assist affected families in understanding their diagnosis, introduce the field of autism research to clinicians
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2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival

MindSpec is proud to be an exhibitor at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival, to be held at the Washington DC Convention Center on Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29, 2012. An invitation-only “Sneak Peek Friday” will be held on Friday, April 27, for underserved schools, homeschoolers, military families, and government officials. This national festival allows visitors
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Essay Contest – Autism Reading Room

In honor of April as Autism Awareness Month, MindSpec is hosting an autism essay contest for high school students.  Although MindSpec is best known for creation of its autism gene database AutDB, we recently released Autism Reading Room, designed to enhance public understanding of autism research.   Download PDF Announcement   Autism is a neurodevelopmental
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MindSpec Celebrates Brain Awareness Week

MindSpec celebrates Brain Awareness Week by expanding the “Brain Biology” section of Autism Reading Room, its new online resource designed to enhance public understanding of autism research. “Brain Biology” will be restructured to describe brains at different stages, comparing developing brains to those of adult brains.  Experience-dependent brain plasticity will be emphasized as a critical
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JCCNV “Thinking Ahead” Workshop for Special Needs

As part of its outreach program, MindSpec presented Autism Reading Room at a community event hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Their Thinking Ahead Workshop was an afternoon of workshops and exhibits designed to provide insight to individuals, parents, educators and professionals who have been touched in some capacity by special needs.