NEWS | November 6, 2018

Science Café talk: Accessing quality care and services for autism, Nov. 15

November Science Café talk features Aubyn Stahmer and Elizabeth Morgan


UC Davis Health’s Aubyn Stahmer and Elizabeth Morgan will discuss research that is leading to earlier identification and treatment.for autism at the next Science Café talk on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Old Soul @ 40 Acres in Sacramento.

This month's Science Café is on Nov. 15 This month's Science Café is on Nov. 15

Accessing quality services has often been a challenge for families. Learn how UC Davis Health's study team partners directly with community members -- from doctors to teachers and family members -- to ensure recommended treatments are used widely.

Stahmer is a professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the UC Davis MIND Institute. Her research involves using community-partnered research models to move high-quality care to schools and community settings for children with autism and their families.

Morgan is a doctoral student in human development at UC Davis. She is the parent of a child with autism and is an active board member for Warmline Family Resource Center in Sacramento.

This event is open to all. Admission is free, and it includes light refreshments. For questions, contact Fatima Malik at 916-703-9138 or

To learn more or to register, visit the event page online.

About Community Conversations Science Cafés
Community Conversations Science Café is a bi-monthly speaker’s series produced by the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities and the Powerhouse Science Center.

About the Science Café
The CTSC Community Engagement Program began the Science Café speaker series in August 2016.  The purpose of the events is to provide a casual, safe space for lay audiences to have conversations with scientists, and is aimed at engaging the general public in a discussion about research, current events, and other aspects of science that have current public interest (such as the opioid crisis and how to manage it; the spread and dangers of the Zika virus; etc.).

These community-research education conversations are hosted bi-monthly and are an opportunity for researchers to:

  • Present cutting-edge research findings
  • Engage with and learn from the public about health discoveries
  • Enhance the public trust in science
  • Improve scientific literacy