The Kids Institute for Development and Advancement will present the latest developments in the research on autism in a comprehensible, "parent-oriented" format at the third annual Summit on Autism, the center's founder said Friday.
Designed to be a "community service" to educate parents, family members and friends of those with autism, the two-panel summit will focus on two parts: autism and its impact on the family and technology's impact on the syndrome, said Fariborz Maseeh, founder of the Irvine center for autism research, treatment and education.
"We think that there are a lot of great symposiums and scientific summits all over the country and the world, but they are more academic-oriented or research or medical-oriented," Maseeh said. "The average family impacted, or actually the recipient of these methods, really doesn't get a lot out of these symposiums, which are so technical."
"The average parent is not a Ph.D. or an M.D.," Maseeh added.