Listening to Autism: A Son’s Voice, A Father’s Awakening

The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment & The Nathanson Family Resource Center at the UCLA Semel Institute Present A Free Talk

“Listening to Autism: A Son’s Voice, A Father’s Awakening”
Mark Osteen, professor at Loyola University Maryland and award-winning author of a new book, “One of Us: A Family’s Life with Autism” ( University of Missouri Press ), will speak about his life as the father of a son with severe autism. Osteen will share excerpts from his book, which was endorsed by Temple Grandin and was recently named one of nine poignant autism books by The Huffington Post.
During the talk, Osteen will convey lessons learned from his family’s twenty-one-year journey through adversity to understanding. He shows how parents should not just teach their children with autism, but also learn from them: learn how to listen, how to live in the moment, and how to accept their own disabilities. A UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment faculty member, Connie Kasari, Ph.D. will join the discussion.
More information is available on the EVENTS page of the UCLA website. Book information is available at The event is FREE and open to the public. 
Thursday, June 16, 2011
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
UCLA Semel Institute Auditorium
760 Westwood Plaza, Room C-183
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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For more information, to make reservations, or get parking details, please contact UCLA at 310.794.9584 or
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