Current research, issues about autism discussed at Columbia center

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | 7:10 a.m. CDT; updated 3:34 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 13, 2011

COLUMBIA — An autism research center at MU is holding a three-day conference starting Thursday for parents, teachers and scientists.

The Autism Intervention Conference is hosted by the university's Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Discussion topics include insurance reform, job training, building support networks and trends in autism research.

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 I-70 Drive S.W. Advance registration is required.