During a career spanning six decades, Dr. Isabelle Rapin was among the first scientists to believe autism was a neurologic disorder. A pioneer in child neurology, she is considered “the mother of autism,” and also made crucial contributions that helped to advance the child neurology field.
Conference organizers and presenters pose together outside of LeFrak Auditorium. To view video of presentations from the event, visit the IDDRC website and click on the individual video links under “2018 Events – 6th Annual Isabelle Rapin Conference on Communication Disorders: ‘Tackling the AUTISM Puzzle: From the Laboratory Bench to Clinician’s Office’.”
The Isabelle Rapin Conference on Communication Disorders—established in 2012 by the Rose F. Kennedy and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) and the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) to honor Dr. Rapin’s memory and legacy—highlights the work of researchers and clinicians regarding a specific communication disorder each year. The sixth annual conference, held on Friday, November 30, 2018, in Einstein's LeFrak auditorium, focused on “Tackling the AUTISM Puzzle: From the Laboratory Bench to the Clinician’s Office.”
Watch the Rapin Conference videos!
The daylong event featured renowned scientists from the autism field, within Einstein and from other leading research institutions, discussing themes that ranged from symptoms and related behaviors to therapeutic approaches and future strategies.
Plenary speaker Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D., of Boston University, offered an overview on new and future approaches to understanding the language in those with minimal verbal autism spectrum disorder. You can view video from the conference.
Posted on: Tuesday, April 09, 2019