Autism, Meditation and Stress - A Webinar | David Lynch Foundation





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Published on Nov 20, 2013


Can a simple, easily-learned, evidence-based meditation technique be an effective tool for reducing the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

A distinguished panel of experts explores the research, clinical applications, and uses of Transcendental Meditation for reducing stress and stress-related disorders, improving brain function, and enhancing quality of life among children with ASD.


Rita Cosby

Television news anchor and correspondent, radio host, and best selling author, who is currently a special correspondent for the CBS syndicated program Inside Edition.


David Black, Ph.D.

Pediatric neuropsychologist, scientist, and director of the Center for Autism Assessment and Treatment in Silver Spring, Maryland, whose research has focused on the best outcomes among children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Visit caatonline.com for more information.

Sarina Grosswald, Ed.D.

George Washington University-trained expert in cognitive learning and president of SJ Grosswald and Associates, a consulting firm in medical education in Arlington, Virginia, with a focus on improving stress-related learning disorders.
Visit adhd-tm.org for more information.

Roberta Lowenstein

Chair and Trustee, Joey Lowenstein Foundation (JLF); mother of Joey Lowenstein, the 16-year-old young man with ASD who has been practicing Transcendental Meditation for two years and who inspired the launch of the JLF. Visit joeylowensteinfoundation.org for more infomation

Norman Rosenthal, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine, psychiatrist, medical researcher, and best-selling author of Transcendence & The Gift of Adversity. Visit normanrosenthal.com for more information.

William Stixrud, Ph.D.

Clinical neuropsychologist; Adjunct Faculty, Children's National Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Visit stixrud.com for more information.


Joey Lowenstein Foundation

The mission of the JL Foundation is to reach beyond the diagnosis of autism, and enrich the lives of those affected, by revealing their unspoken gifts. At the JL Foundation, we believe this can be accomplished through Athletics, Nutrition, Self-Development, RPM, and Seizure Research ("ANSRS"), each of which can bridge the gap separating those with autism from their true purpose in life.

David Lynch Foundation

The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities, including the Transcendental Meditation program, for at-risk populations such as underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and victims of domestic violence.

Center for Autism Assessment & Treatment

A group of neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, therapists, and educational specialists who are passionate about our work and are dedicated to helping individuals, families and the community at large. Their goal is to develop long term relationships with their clients and their clients' families by providing support, evaluations, and intervention as needed over the lifespan.


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