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Tue April 23, 2013

“Demystifying Autism: Causes and Care with the Aid of Technology”

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Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the US, affecting 1 in 88 children, up sharply from just 1 in 150 just a decade ago. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, SAP is proud to host a special event on autism and special needs on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at SAP’s campus in Palo Alto.

The event will feature a distinguished panel of experts from leading organizations involved in autism research, fundraising, advocacy, and support. They will review the latest research about autism, explain how autism affects the brain, demonstrate how technology is helping affected individuals and families live with autism, and highlight how corporations and individuals across the nation are responding to the challenge.

• Cheryl Pray – Executive Director, Els for Autism Foundation
• Randi Hagerman – Medical Director of the MIND Institute, Professor and Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research, UC Davis MIND Institute
• Robert Miller – Executive Director, National Fragile X Foundation
• Peter H. Bell – Executive VP of Programs and Services, Autism Speaks
• Moderator: Faheem Ahmed – Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at SAP

Faheem Ahmed, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at SAP, will moderate the discussion. Faheem has also led a development team at SAP to create Care Circles, a free consumer healthcare application that helps patients and their families find best practices in caregiving from experts around the world. Care Circles will be previewed and demoed at this event.
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the US, affecting 1 in 88 children, up sharply from just 1 in 150 just a decade ago. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, SAP is proud to host a special event on autism and special needs on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30 to 8:...
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3410 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304

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