The third annual UNC Autism Fathers Conference is set for April 30 on zoom. It will be hosted by Joe Piven, MD, and will feature speakers Robert Naseef, PhD, and Michael Hannon, MEd, PhD, both fathers of children with autism and co-facilitators of a fathers’ group in Philadelphia.
Joe Piven, MD, director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities and the Thomas E. Castelloe Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, works with many families who have children with autism. He’s found that when he reaches out to families to help with research, often the fathers are less engaged. The UNC Autism Fathers Conference is a way to encourage fathers to play more active roles in all aspects of their children’s lives.
The 2022 virtual UNC Autism Fathers Conference, a two-hour public event, it set for Saturday, April 30 from 11:00 am to 1:15 pm (ET) and is for fathers of children with autism of any age. Dr. Piven will lead this conference, which is hosted by the UNC Autism Research Center.
Robert Naseef, PhD, and Michael Hannon, MEd, PhD will lead the first session. Both are fathers of children with autism and co-facilitators of a fathers’ group at Drexel University in Philadelphia. In session 2, award-winning Triangle broadcaster Dwayne Ballen will moderate a panel discussion entitled “Dads Like Us.”
The registration site and this story from the UNC Health Foundation have additional information about the event.