On Wed April 25 at 12:00 PM, MindSpec will broadcast an autism webinar for PEATC, the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center.

During the webinar, MindSpec scientists will present a tour of their new science outreach website, Autism Reading Room, designed to enhance public understanding of autism research.  They will highlight the Brain Biology section of Autism Reading Room, which introduces basic neuroscience concepts to the audience.  Using Brain Biology content, they will discuss the three core features of autism (social impairments, communication deficits, and repetitive behavior) from a neuroscience perspective.  Additionally, the MindSpec team will use the Trends section of Autism Reading Room to illustrate trends in autism research, including topics currently under investigation by the autism scientific community.

MindSpec Founder/President/Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Sharmila Banerjee-Basu will host the presentation, although the entire MindSpec team will be in attendance to enhance discussion.




The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center builds positive futures for Virginia’s children by working collaboratively with families, schools and communities in order to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school and community life. Our special focus is children with disabilities. We do this by providing:

  • Services and support for families and professionals;
  • Easy-to-understand, research-based information and training; and
  • Opportunities for strategic partnerships and advocacy for systemic improvement.