Capitol Hill Briefing, in Washington, DC: The increase in diagnoses of children with special needs has presented unique challenges in their education and development. What are leading scientists working on to confront these challenges? Panel includes Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University and Dana Alliance members Martha Denckla, MD, of Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Krieger Institute and Sally Shaywitz, MD, of Yale. Opening remarks by Chaka Fattah (D-PA), moderator Sean Gallagher of AAAS. Neuroscience briefings are hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in conjunction with Rep. Fattah, and through the support of the Dana Foundation.