The Autism Forum will provide case studies and diagrams outlining actions that must be taken across the health, education, and social sectors involved in addressing the condition. Raising awareness and enhancing knowledge of the condition by understanding the cultural needs and barriers to best practices, for example, will facilitate treatment and the development of educational curricula.

The Autism report will recommend that interdisciplinary training spans sectors, with providers, teachers, and families working together to ensure best treatment for the individual at the earliest stages possible. At home, modifications can be made with respect to services offered and equipment requested, along with counseling and education.

Forum chair

Kerim Munir, MD, MPH, D.Sc.

Director of Psychiatry in the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disorders

Boston Children’s Hospital