Thursday, April 25, 2013, 7 p.m.

Romita Auditorium, Mooney Center, New Rochelle campus. Free and open to the public; light refreshments at 8:45 p.m.

About Ram Kairam, M.D.

ram-kairamDr. Ram Kairam is a pediatric neurologist at Columbia University Medical Center.

In 2002, he founded The Autism Treatment and Advocacy Center at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center to address the need for earlier identification and treatment of autism spectrum disorders in the south Bronx. Dr. Kairam emphasizes parental education and empowerment, combining clinic and classroom in a way that puts parents at the forefront of their child’s care.

In addition to overseeing the clinical care of more than 350 children, Dr. Kairam and a team of doctors, advocates, and social workers hosts a support group for parents of children with ASD. For more information about his work, go to

Dr. Kairam will be introduced by Dr. Ishita Khemka, a researcher in social decision making and autism at Teachers College, Columbia University.

This event is hosted by the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and organized by Philosophy and Education faculty in the School of Arts & Sciences.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jennifer Scuro or Ruth Zealand at

Autism Education Week

Other Autism Education Week events include a panel on Perspectives on Autism Advocacy, April 24; and Autism: Building Bridges Between Practice and Education, the first annual conference by the Graduate School and the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, April 26.