On-Demand: Rare Disease Awareness Month Webinars

Explore the Simons Searchlight Rare Disease Awareness Month webinars at your convenience. Watch these insightful sessions on-demand to stay informed and share them with your friends, family and community.

Q&A with Simons Searchlight Genetic Counselors: Navigating New Diagnoses, Genetic Testing, and Resources

Get a deep dive into the roles of genetic counselors, genetic testing, and the array of resources Simons Searchlight provides for families.

Speakers and bios: Misia Kowanda, PhD, MSc, CGC, Claire Jones, MS, CGC and Jamie Lundy, MS, LCGC, Simons Searchlight Genetic Counselors.

“What is Apraxia of Speech and How Should We Treat It?”

Delve into the complexities of apraxia of speech with a distinguished panel. Gain comprehensive insights into what apraxia of speech is and effective treatments for this speech disorder.

Presenters and bios: Angela Morgan, PhD, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP, Emeritus at Mayo Clinic and Paul Wang, MD, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI).

View and download the PDF presentation slides here.

“The Impact of Participation and Data in Genetic Research: Insights from Simons Searchlight and SFARI Researchers”

Explore the profound impact of participant data in advancing genetic research and be inspired by real-world examples of researchers transforming your data and biospecimens into groundbreaking projects, showcasing the direct outcomes of your invaluable contribution to research.

Panelists and bios: Lauren Bauer, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), Katina Calakos, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Tom Frazier, PhD,  John Carroll University, Heike Rebholz, PhD, Institute de Psychiatrie et Neurosciences de Paris and Julia Sommer, PhD, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI).

Q&A with Dr. Cora Taylor: Behavioral Interventions for the Simons Searchlight Community

Join us for a discussion with Cora Taylor, PhD, as she shares knowledge into behavioral interventions tailored for the Simons Searchlight community. Taylor answers your questions about education and early intervention, diagnosing autism, sleep, feeding, toileting, and behavioral interventions for people with autism or other neurodevelopmental conditions. 

Presenter and bio: Cora Taylor, PhD, Simons Searchlight Principal Investigator, and Pediatric Psychologist, Geisinger, with moderator Gabrielle Burkholz, MSPH

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