Autism spectrum disorder is estimated to affect 1 in 68 children in the United States. In the context of growing information about genetic and environmental risk factors, this seminar focuses on how parents conceptualize the causes of autism and how this information shapes their decisions before, during, and after their child is diagnosed. Dr. Martine Lappé will draw on interviews with parents of children diagnosed with autism to describe the social and ethical implications of autism risk factor research and its impacts on autism families today.
Martine Lappé, PhD is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Columbia University Medical Center.
This seminar is part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics series