Friends of Lurie Newsletter
January 2013
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Friends of Lurie Margarita's Fundrasier

Join us on Wednesday, January 16, 4pm-10pm

Noche Mexicana (Mexican Night) at Margarita's in Lexington (only)

15% of all pre-tax, food and beverage purchases by the fundraiser participants will be donated to FOL. Guests can choose items from any of their menus and can also call ahead for seating (339) 970-2250.

Share the event filer and coupons to spread the word!

Please email us at if you would like to donate an item to the raffle we will be holding during the event.

The Lurie Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children is proud to offer the Annual Roger A. Bauman Parent Lecture Series.


Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Christopher McDougle, MD, Director
  • Lurie Center for Autism


    Updates on ARICA, The Massachusetts Autism Insurance Law

  • Amy Weinstock, Director
  • Massachusetts Autism Insurance Resource Center at New England INDEX

    When: Lectures are held on Thursday evenings (1 per month) September - June. Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
    Where: Charles River Center, Needham, MA (59 E. Militia Heights Rd, located at the top of Dwight Rd., off of Central Street) in the Paul D. Merritt Building basement conference room.


    Please sign up for the lectures by contacting Julie O'Brien, Family Support Clinician, MGH Lurie Center or call 781-860-1726. Some limited childcare slots MAY be available, please call Julie in advance for information.

    By registering, you will be informed of any changes to the lecture or to receive meeting materials if they are available for the session you are planning to attend. Should there be the need to cancel a lecture, those who have signed up will be contacted via email and ask to confirm receipt of notification, and additionally, there will be a message posted on the FOL Facebook Group and theFriends of the Lurie Center Facebook page until the new Friends of Lurie, Inc. website is complete.

    We welcome your input in topics of interest and invite you to take our survey to share your feedback.

    The annual Roger A. Bauman Lecture Series was established in 2007 in memory of Dr. Roger Bauman, former president of FOL and the husband of Margaret L. Bauman, MD, founder of LADDERS. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of Friends of Lurie (FOL), the Charles River Center, and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.
    FOL Boston Marathon Team 2013
    We are looking for runners for the 2013 FOL Boston Marathon Team. Monies raised by the team help to fund the Family Resource Specialist position in the form of the amazing Julie O'Brien! Without this fundraising effort, patients would not be able to receive access to services and supports that the Family Resource Team provides to our families and patients. If you are interested in joining the 2013 team, please email Tracey Turgeon or call her at 617-755-1721. Thank you!
    Acoustics For Autism
    Are you looking for something unique to give someone on Valentines Day? If so, consider a gift of music from Acoustic for Autism, a volunteer, music-based benefit project founded by FOL member Louis Gendron in 2008. Everyone involved with the Acoustic for Autism project donates 100% of their time, services and talents including Five for Fighting, the Cowboy Junkies, and Ben Taylor to name a few.

    Acoustic for Autism features compelling, independent music specifically chosen to convey themes of love, compassion, hope and healing - with a common goal to use the power of music to educate, promote awareness and understanding, and to help raise funds for non-profit autism organizations helping individuals with autism. 100% of the music & net proceeds are donated to autism non-profits and FOL has been a beneficiary of this good will. Those who donated over $250 to the FOL Annual Appeal will receive a complimentary cd. Visit Acoustic for Autism to learn more about Louis and his amazing organization.
    Lurie Center Research
    The Lurie Center for Autism is involved in collaborations with basic science researchers from around the globe to discover the fundamental causes of autism. At the Lurie Center, our Lexington based clinic that provides clinical care and clinical research, we offer children and adults with autism spectrum disorders an opportunity to participate in clinical research that provides unprecedented access to new and promising treatment options.

    To learn more about research opportunities at the Lurie Center, please contact: Lurie Center for Autism Research or Call 781.860.1711

    November 2012 Pediatrics Supplement
  • Published supplement to Pediatrics related to the work with the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health and the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network. This supplement reports on some of the earlier research activities of the network, as well as efforts to develop practice recommendations for physicians. Click here to access the AIRP and ATN articles contained within the Pediatrics supplement in their entirety.
  • Lurie Brochure 2012

    FOL is a rapidly growing organization always looking for new ideas and new members to help support the efforts of the Lurie Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children programs. For more information email us at:

    Chris McDougle Letter
    Director Chris McDougle, MD, reflects on his first year at the Lurie Center for Autism.

    Join the FOL Facebook Group or *like* the Friends of the Lurie Center Facebook page where information about the Lurie Center and other organizations that provide ASD services, supports and programs can be viewed in the news feed.
    Keep up with news and events about FOL. Sign up for the FOL email list by visiting and adding your email address at the "Join the mailing list" box.

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