October 9th: Luke Rose, founder of KIF1A.org and Ovid Theraputics Associate Director of Patient Engagement
November 6th: Ron Thibert DO, MsPH, Dup15q Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital
Because of families who have considered the option of brain tissue donation, scientific researchers around the world have made enormous discoveries in understanding what goes on in the brains of people with autism, including those with Dup15q and autism. Specifically, how the brain looks different, functions differently, and what happens on a cellular level that can inform future treatments for ASD. This webinar will provide a short overview of these findings and answer questions about the Autism BrainNet and how crucial it is to the autism community, including those with Dup15q without autism.
Dr. David Fray has served people with intellectual disability for more than 40 years. He began this professional interest as a dental student assigned to a rotation in a large State School in Texas. His health and public service career has spanned five countries and five US States building healthy lives and systems of care for people with disabilities. Dr. Fray was in private dental practice for 14 years with an emphasis on the care of adults with intellectual disabilites. He is a board certified long-term care administrator. He is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, Fellow in the American College of Dentists, Associate Professor at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in the Department of General Dentistry and Dental Public Health. He has been the State Director of Developmental Disabilities Services in Arkansas, Arkansas Children’s Medical Services, Director of the Arkansas Health Center, Chief of the Developmental Disabilities Division in Hawaii and led health teams for the United Nations’ World Health Organization in Asia. He is a board certified healthcare emergency planner serving in refugee relief internationally. He and his wife reside in Dallas Texas and are proud to have four grandchildren.