CIHR CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE - What about me? Reflections on autism and why bullying is so easy, and acceptance so tough

When: May 10, 2012, 7:00 pm
Where: W2 Media Café, 111 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Free

Join us in a discussion as we compare and contrast social rejection and social acceptance, try to better understand interactions with peers, whether positive or negative, and consider how we can promote acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


  • Grace Iarocci, PhD, R. Psych, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Autism & Developmental Disorders Lab, SFU
  • Anthony Bailey, MBBS, Institute of Mental Health Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, UBC
  • Elizabeth Kelley, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Director of ASD Studies, Queen’s University

Grace Iarocci and Emily Gardiner, Autism & Developmental Disorders Lab, SFU

This event is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and is intended to be an outreach initiative aimed at providing information and sparking informal discussion with the general public related to autism and bullying.

Please RSVP by May 3, 2012 to as seating is limited.