The Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research in autism: Global Launch Webinar

2 December, 2021

I am excited to share that the The Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research in autism, which I have been involved with, will have its global launch next week. Despite the tremendous increase in awareness of autism over the past two decades, much more could be done to improve life outcomes for autistic individuals. This Commission brought together clinicians and other health-care providers, researchers, advocates, self-advocates, and parents from six continents to generate recommendations that have the potential to improve quality of life for autistic individuals and their families worldwide.

During the webinar, authors of the Commission will present key findings and recommendations from the report, followed by a panel discussion of experts and advocates, and Q&A from the audience.

Date: Tue, Dec 7, 2021 Time: 4:00 pm GMT / 11:00 am EST Duration: 1h 30 min

The registration link is below, please share widely. We understand that it will then be available to view after the event (if unable to be there and for time zones reasons etc.).

Warm regards,


CHIFA Profile: Gauri Divan is a paediatrician working with the non-governmental organisation Sangath ( The focus of Sangath’ s work extends across the lifespan with a focus on child development, adolescent health, mental health and chronic diseases. The organisation aims to develop and evaluate innovative packages of care that can be delivered through non- specialist health workers through the process of task-sharing. Gauri works in the areas of early child development, developmental disabilities, and adolescent health and supports the development and evaluation of innovations which enable parents to support the needs of their children. She is passionate about creating innovations which can help support every child reach their true potential by empowering parents and families with appropriate knowledge and tools.

Work email: gauri.divan AT