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The Ethical Duty to Know: The Tragic Case of Facilitated Communication for Autism

June 23, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for this free seminar. Dinner provided, registration required.

Our speakers will review and discuss the history of a technique called Facilitated Communication, purportedly used to communicate with individuals with severe autism, developmental delay, or brain injuries. The technique has since been comprehensively debunked–come and learn how providers can go wrong by failing to adhere to standards of evidence.

– Introduction –
Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA, Associate Neurologist and Senior Ethics Consultant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of Neuroethics, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

– Panel –
Scott O. Lilienfeld, PhD, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor, Department of Psychology, Emory University

Howard Shane, PhD, Director, Center for Communication Enhancement,
Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School

Please register here.


HMS Center for Bioethics
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Armenise Amphitheater, Warren Alpert Building, HMS
210 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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