Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Center for Autism Research Excellence at Boston University will give the keynote address. Dr. Tager-Flusberg has been studying language in autism since she completed her PhD at Harvard in 1978. She has served as President of the International Society for Autism Research (2011-2013) and was on the National Deafness and Communication Disorders Advisory Council (2012-2016).