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October 2018

Restricted Interests in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): How do they engage the brain?

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Audience Focus— Parents, Caregivers and Professionals Synopsis: One of the lesser studied symptoms in ASD is restricted interests. In a series of studies conducted at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children's Hospital we asked: how does the brain responds to restricted interests? In this  presentation I will talk about how we use techniques like electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the brain, and what the images we get tell us about how restricted interests are processed in the brain. …

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November 2018

Nutrition and Brain Health: Implications for ASD and mental health

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Nutrition and Brain Health: Implications for ASD and mental health Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD Professor Emerita Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary Summary: The key to understanding the importance of diet is having some basic knowledge of what nutrients do in the brain. This workshop will begin with an overview of nutrition in brain health, followed by practical ideas that can help foster better eating habits. The final topic will focus on the many dietary challenges in autism. Bio:…

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