Event Listing

How "Disabled" Youth with Autism Enabled our Workplace

Start Time: September 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End Time: September 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

Event Details:

Ron Joyce Centre
Health Leadership Academy's Lounge 4th Floor
4350 South Service Road
Burlington, ON
L7L 5R8

In this presentation, Dr. Georgiades will discuss how working alongside students with autism has forever changed the way he thinks as a researcher, as an educator, as a father, and as a citizen.

He will then share some brainstorming ideas on how we can refine our education, healthcare, and vocational systems to create opportunities for individuals with autism to access the
ary supports and services so they can lead fulfilling lives and make their own unique and much-needed contributions to Society.

Our Collaboratorium is a place to learn about and share health innovations that are being nurtured within McMaster University, and we've designed a series of talks to introduce you to new academic content, pique your interest in new pedagogues, and highlight projects underway in health innovation.

This event is free for a limited number of registrants.
Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/signin/?referrer=%2Fedit%3Feid%3D32119661773%26preview%3D1

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BIO: 
Dr. Stelios Georgiades is an Assistant Professor in the
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural
Neurosciences at McMaster University. He is Co-Director of the McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART), Co-Founder of the Child Health Specialization in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS.) Program, and a Core Member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies.

Dr. Georgiades’ program of research investigates developmental trajectories and clinical and biological heterogeneity in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Neurodevelopmental disorders.  He is Co-lead for the McMaster site for the Pathways study, a Canada-wide longitudinal study of children and youth with ASD, and a Co-Principal Investigator for the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental (POND) Network, a provincial research program working on improving outcomes for children with Neurodevelopmental disorders.

Dr. Georgiades is also an Expert Scientist appointed by the Federal Minister of Health on the Working Group for the Canadian Autism Partnership and sits on the ASD Clinical Expert Committee of the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Organized By:

Health Leadership Academy