Debate: FROM AUTISM TO ASPERGER’S: DISENTANGLING THE GENETICS AND SOCIOLOGY OF THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM

Tuesday 20 October 2009 from 6.30pm-8pm

Houses of Parliament, Westminster

Organised by Progress Educational Trust (PET)

“This event marks the launch of a broader PET project entitled ‘SPECTRUM OF OPINION: GENES, AUTISM AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SPECTRUM DISORDERS’.

Speakers include:

Richard Ashcroft (Professor of Bioethics at Queen Mary University of London and Principal Investigator at the Centre for the Study of Incentives in Health)

Simon Baron-Cohen (Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and Director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge)

Michael Fitzpatrick (General Practitioner at Barton House Health Centre and author of books including Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion, MMR and Autism: What Parents Need to Know and The Tyranny of Health: Doctors and the Regulation of Lifestyle)

Attendance is FREE, but advance booking is required.”

Booking information and further details are available on PET’s BioNews website.

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