2 April 2023, Online
MDPI World Autism Awareness Day Webinar 2023

In order to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day 2023 (, MDPI is launching a special webinar to encourage researchers to join together, take action, and raise awareness as to how the exchange of findings facilitates efforts to raise awareness about autism. 

Over the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to education generally, as well as for persons with autism specifically. 

The webinar aims to encourage connections and collaboration among autism researchers and the international open access community to help improve the life of those with autism. 

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the World Autism Awareness Day 2023. Please find an up-to-date outline of the invited speakers. 

Conference Secretariat
Ms. Shun Li 

Date: Apr 2, 2023 at 11:00 pm CEST

Register now for free!

Webinar registration link:

This is a FREE webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

Unable to attend? Register anyway and we will let you know when the recording is available to watch.

Webinar Chairs and Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. James Brasic, Section of High Resolution Brain Positron Emission Tomography Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA, Section Board Member of Brain Sciences (ISSN: 2076-3425); Guest Editor of IJMS (ISSN: 1422-0067)
  • Dr. Kazuhito Toyooka, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129, USA, Section Board Member of Brain Sciences (ISSN: 2076-3425); Guest Editor of IJMS (ISSN: 1422-0067)
  • Dr. Richard E. Frye, Autism Discovery and Treatment Foundation, Phoenix AZ, Editorial Board Member of JPM (ISSN: 2075-4426)


Speaker/Presentation Time in CEST
Introduction 11:00pm - 11:10pm
Dr. James Brasic
Developing a relaxation response to catastrophes
11.10pm - 11:40pm
Dr. Kazuhito Toyooka
ADNP, the gene responsible for autism and ADNP syndrome, regulates neuromorphogenesis, neural connectivity and activity during cortical development.
11:40pm - 12:10am
Dr. Richard E. Frye
The role of mitochondria and folate in prenatal health and offspring neurodevelopment
12:10am - 12:40am
Q&A Session 12:40am - 01:00am

Relevant SI

Behavioral Sciences

Training and Education in Children with Autism
Edited By: Alessandro Frolli, Angelo Rega and Maria Carla Ricci
DDL: 30 June 2023


Glutamate and Glutamate Receptors in Health and Diseases
Edited By: Jolanta H. Kotlińska and Marta Marszalek-Grabska
DDL: 30 September 2023

Brain Sciences

Sexuality in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Past, Present and Innovative Perspectives
Edited By: Rocco Salvatore Calabrò and Giovanni Pioggia
DDL: 25 July 2023


Molecular Genetics of Neuropsychiatric Diseases
Edited By: Yingwei Mao and Xin Tang
DDL: 8 March 2024


Neuropathology: From Molecular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Solutions
Edited By: Wenqiang Fan and Xingping Qin
DDL: 31 July 2023


Technology for People with Disabilities: Opportunities and Challenges
Edited By: Angelo Rega and Alessandro Frolli
DDL: 30 June 2023


Genes, Phenotypes and Molecular Mechanisms for Personalized Medicine in Autism
Edited By: M. E. Suzanne Lewis
DDL: 20 June 2023


Research on Autism in Children
Edited By: Andrey Vyshedskiy
DDL: 31 August 2023


A Personalized Medicine Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond Genetic Syndromes
Edited By: Richard E. Frye, Richard G. Boles, Daniel Rossignol and Shannon Rose
DDL: 10 June 2023


Steroid Hormones, Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Dysfunction Unsolving the Enigma of Autism?
Edited By: Benedikt Andreas Gasser and Markus G. Mohaupt
DDL:31 July 2023


Atypical Autism: Causes, Diagnosis, and Current Treatment
Edited By: Rekha Jagadapillai
DDL: 15 October 2023


Bioactive Lipids and Cannabinoids, Key Players in Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Beyond
Edited By: Giuseppe Di Giovanni and Mauro Maccarrone
DDL: 31 August 2023


Disorders of Cognition and Behavior
Edited By: Satwant Kumar
DDL: 30 April 2023


Effects of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Brain Metabolism and Neurodevelopment
Edited By: Dhavamani Sugasini
DDL: 20 July 2023


Neurodegenerative Diseases: Advances in Understanding Mechanisms and Development of Therapies
Edited By: Shao-bin Wang and Zhongshan Cheng
DDL: 30 June 2023


Drug Treatment For Autism
Edited By: Maryam Ardalan
DDL: 31 May 2023


Feature Papers—Multidisciplinary Sciences 2023
Edited By: Claus Jacob and Ahmad Yaman Abdin
DDL: 31 December 2023


Machine Learning Methods for Bio-Medical Image and Signal Processing: Recent Advances
Edited By: Lipo Wang
DDL: 15 November 2023


Association of Environmental Exposures with Mental and Cognitive Health
Edited By: Hicran Altug, Tamara Schikowski and Rachel Tham
DDL: 5 April 2023

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