National Institute of Mental Health Special Lecture For Autism Awareness Month: In a Different Key: The Story of Autism Then and to Come
|Date:||Tuesday, April 11, 2016|
|Time:||3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern|
Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10 (Clinical Center)
Bethesda, MD 20892
|Agenda:||The National Institute of Mental Health is pleased to invite you to attend a special lecture to recognize National Autism Awareness Month. Mr. John Donvan and Ms. Caren Zucker will discuss autism's past, including some new findings, and how rediscovering that past can advise the future for those who have autism, their families, and for those researching and treating it. There will be a meet and greet session with the authors at the FAES book store before the lecture and copies of their book, In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, will be available for purchase and signing.|
|About the Lecture:||Mr. John Donvan and Ms. Caren Zucker will discuss autism's past, including some new findings, and how rediscovering that past can advise the future for those who have autism, their families, and for those researching and treating it.|
|Meet & Greet:||Copies of their book, In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, will be available for purchase and signing.
When: Monday April 11, 2016 1:30 PM-2.30 PM ET
Where: FAES bookstore, First Floor, Building 10 (Clinical Center), NIH Main Campus.
|About the Speakers||John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News, and host and moderator of the Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates, which are heard on public radio and by podcast. During his journalism career, in addition to anchoring such broadcasts as ABC’s Nightline, John served as chief White House correspondent, and held multiyear postings in London, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Amman, Jordan. He is the winner of three Emmy Awards and the Overseas Press Club Award. He became interested in autism’s impact on families upon meeting his wife, the physician and medical school professor Ranit Mishori, who grew up in Israel with a brother profoundly affected by autism. John also performs as a live storyteller with the group Story District. He has two children and lives in Washington, DC.
Caren Zucker is a journalist and television producer who has reported on a broad range of subjects both domestically and internationally. As a producer for ABC’s World News and Nightline, working alongside Peter Jennings, Charlie Gibson, and Diane Sawyer, she covered economic summits, presidential campaigns, social trends, and the Olympic Games. Emmy-nominated, she was honored for her part in ABC’s coverage of 9/11 with two of television’s most prestigious prizes, the Peabody and the Alfred L. DuPont awards. Her oldest son Mickey’s autism diagnosis inspired a new direction in her reporting: to bring a better understanding of autism’s realities. Zucker and her husband, the NBC Sports executive John McGuinness, have three children and reside in New Jersey.
As a team, Donvan and Zucker have been collaborating on stories about autism since 2000. At ABC, they created the pioneering series Echoes of Autism, the first regular feature segment in network news devoted to understanding the lives of individuals and families living with autism. Their 2010 article in The Atlantic, “Autism’s First Child,” was shortlisted for the National Magazine Award and appeared in the paperback anthology Best Magazine Writing of 2011. Zucker also produced the series Autism Now for the PBS NewsHour. As two journalists with a personal connection to autism, they aim to inspire acceptance of and support for people on the spectrum by telling their stories with honesty and compassion.
|General Information:||This event is free and open to all NIH staff and the general public. No prior registration is required. Parking is available at a nominal fee. A government-issued photo-identification card (e.g., NIH ID or driver’s license) is required to gain entrance to the NIH campus.
Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should email IACCPublicInquiries@mail.nih.gov, or phone 301-443-6040.
Building 10 (Clinical Center)
NIH Main Campus
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Campus Map and Information
The Lipsett Amphitheater is located on the first floor of Building 10.
Building 10 Map with directions to Lipsett
From the North lobby entrance:
Walk through the Atrium, passing Admissions on your right or the Pharmacy on your left, as well as several sets of elevators. Continue straight through the sliding glass doors. The Phlebotomy/EKG area will be directly in front of you. Make a left and continue down the corridor, passing the pediatric clinic on your left. Continue following the hallway as it turns diagonally to the right, then straight for a few feet. After you pass the dental clinic on your right, turn right into Lipsett Amphitheater.
From the South lobby entrance:
Walk down either the hallway to your left or the hallway to your right. When the two hallways converge, you are standing in front of Masur Auditorium. Pass main elevators and turn right onto the North corridor. Walk by Medical Records, and then turn left at the second hallway. Lipsett Amphitheater is straight ahead.
|Contact:||Ms. Lina Perez
Phone: (301) 443-6040
|Please Note:||NIH has instituted stringent security procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center. This center combines visitor parking, non-commercial vehicle inspection and visitor ID processing, all in one location. The NIH will process all visitors in vehicles or as pedestrians. You will be asked to submit to a vehicle or personal inspection and will be asked to state the purpose of your visit. Visitors over 15 years of age must provide a form of government-issued ID such as a driver's license or passport. All visitors should be prepared to have their personal belongings inspected and to go through metal detection inspection.
When driving to NIH, plan some extra time to get through the security checkpoints. Be aware that visitor parking lots on the NIH campus can fill up quickly. The NIH campus is also accessible via the metro Red Line, Medical Center Station.
Additional NIH campus visitor information
Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact the Contact Person listed on this notice.
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