UAB Discussion Book Dialogue series on autism continues Jan. 19

Autism in Alabama is the topic of a free lecture Jan. 19, presented as part of the UAB Discussion Book Dialogues series.

grandinbookUAB will continue a series of free lectures Jan. 19, 2012, as part of its Discussion Book Dialogues for the 2011-12 selection, “Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism,” by Temple Grandin.

Sarah O’Kelley, Ph.D., clinical psychologist in the Civitan International Research Center, and Martha Slay Wingate, DrPh., assistant professor of health care organization and policy in the UAB School of Public Health, will present a joint lecture, “Autism in Alabama.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall 549, 1401 University Blvd.

Discussion Book Dialogues will take place every third Thursday of the month through April 2012. The goal of the dialogues is not to push a particular agenda but to provide information to help people make more informed decisions about relevant issues. Snacks are provided.