The NFAR Men’s Group was created by a father specifically for men involved in the triumphs and challenges of raising a child with autism. The Group gathers on the second Thursday of every month to dine and network with other men in a relaxed and comforting environment and also organizes quarterly “Dad and Me” activities that offer men and their children an opportunity to have fun while socializing.
Over the past year, the Men’s Group meetings have included workshops on special needs trusts, prioritizing treatments, understanding IEPs, raising financially responsible children and ways to help your child with autism. Dad and Me outings have involved arcade night, bowling and film screenings.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
World renown researcher Eric Courchesne, PhD and Director of the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence
Learn about the latest research in autism, from early identification to brain structure, from renown researcher Eric Courchesne and Director of the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence.
Eric Courchesne, Ph.D., is Professor of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the overall Director and principle investigator of the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence, and also the director of the UCSD Autism Center’s MRI Project on early brain development in autism. His efforts have produced new information about the structural, functional and genetic bases of this disorder. His discoveries have been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world, including Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times
Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda
Cost : Free