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Tune In – Autism Speaks on SIRIUS/XM Doctor Radio this Friday

SIRIUS|XM, in conjunction with Autism Speaks, will broadcast Doctor Radio Reports: Understanding Autism – Looking for Answers, a two-hour live call-in show devoted to autism on Friday, August 6 from 10:00 a.m. to noon EDT. This segment, to run on the popular SIRIUS|XM Doctor Radio (SIRIUS Ch. 114 & XM 119) channel, is the second in a series on autism and science. The first aired on April 23. The latest show will again broadcast live and feature some the world’s premier autism experts coming together to share exciting breakthroughs in the world of autism research. Autism Speaks’ Asst. Director Science Communication and Special Projects, Leanne Chukoskie, Ph.D. will join guests including Melissa Nishawala, MD, Assistant Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, Medical Director of Autism Spectrum Disorders Services at the NYU Child Study Center for a discussion moderated by journalist Perri Peltz. Dr. Chukoskie will be joined by leaders in the fields of genetic research, brain cell synapse function and innovative technology for autism. Listeners will be treated to a discussion on exciting new potential treatment that aims to correct a protein mutation at the synapse, which may lead to improvements in some of the core symptoms of autism. In addition, the audience will learn about innovative technology developments designed to improve an individual with autism’s ability to communicate and interact socially. As in the previous SIRIUS XM Doctor Radio autism program, there will plenty of time for listeners to call and direct their questions to the experts. Listeners can call 1-877-NYU-DOCS (I-877-698-3627) with questions. Tune in August 6 to get the latest autism information and get your questions answered. The show will also re-air on Saturday from noon-2 p.m.  and Sunday from 8-10 p.m. EDT.

If you don’t have SIRIUS|XM, you can register for a seven-day trial subscription for free.


  1. Paul
    August 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Is there any way to get a recording of the program? I couldn’t listen to the whole thing as I had to get back to work.

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