Experts at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital will lead educational seminars on autism and developmental disabilities in Midland Friday, April 26, at the Region 18 Education Service Center, 2811 La Force Blvd. The event is free and open to nurses, social workers and early childhood intervention providers.

The first seminar, titled "Children with Developmental Disabilities: Practical interventions for medical, educational and behavioral problems," will be led by Dr. Sherry Sellers Vinson, an assistant professor of pediatrics - developmental pediatrics at BCM and co-director of the Fragile X Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital. It will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Region 18 Education Service Center. 

The next seminar, titled "Autism Spectrum Disorders: Overview and updates," will be led by Dr. Arthur Beaudet, chair and professor of genetics at BCM. It will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Region18 Education Service Center.

These seminars are sponsored by BCM’s Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and Texas Children’s Hospital and are possible by Title V funding awarded by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

For more information, contact Wendy Turner at 832-822-4261 or