Real-time Captioning Support for NIMH Autism Awareness Special Lecture

NIMH Autism Lecture screen shot

Approximately 1 of every 68 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to the CDC, a dramatic increase from the beginning of this century when 1 in 150 were diagnosed.  NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has been leading the charge in treating and preventing ASD for decades; conducting exhaustive research and clinical trials.  On April 6th, as part of Autism Awareness Month, NIMH hosted its Autism Awareness Special Lecture, for which NCC had the privilege of providing real-time captioning support.

The lecture was presented by Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, a prominent autism researcher and Director of the Yale Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience.  Dr. Pelphrey discussed his daughter’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and his life as the father of a child on the spectrum.  In addition to sharing his personal journey, he discussed some of the latest developments in ASD research and treatment.

An archived version of the webcast including captions can be viewed any time on NIH’s website.

NCC had the privilege to support a significant NIH Autism Awareness event last year, providing captioning and verbatim transcription services for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Virtual Forum on Autism.

We are proud to be making communication and collaboration® happen for NIH, as we have for over a decade, enabling a larger audience to access and participate in this important lecture, and doing our part to raise public awareness for autism.