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NIMH Special Event for Autism Awareness Month - A Woman’s Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs

Date and Time

April 23, 2019


Bethesda, MD

Sponsor(s): Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)


NIH Main Campus
Porter Neuroscience Research Center
Building 35A, Rooms 620/630 (Ground Floor)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

On April 23, 2019, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) will host a special event to recognize National Autism Awareness Month, “A Woman’s Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs” will feature a panel presentation from Barb Cook, Liane Holliday-Willey, Ed.D., and Dena Gassner, M.S.W. The three women are authors of the book Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. The panel will also include Jennifer O'Toole, author of Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum. Panelists will discuss their books and life from the perspective of a woman with autism spectrum disorder.

Registration and Parking

The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended to expedite check-in. Seating in the meeting room is limited to room capacity and on a first come, first served basis. Onsite registration will also be available.

Remote access will be available via conference call and webcast.

Parking is available at a nominal fee. A government-issued photo identification card (such as an NIH ID or driver's license) is required to enter the NIH campus.

More Information

For more information and to register for the event, visit .