According to a 2009 study by the National Center for Disease Control, one in 110 children is diagnosed with autism. Overall, 1.5 million Americans are living with the effects of the disorder. As part of National Autism Awareness month, a day-long seminar is being held in the valley. Autism: Moving from Science and Research to Practice will teach parents, caregivers, teachers, pathologists, school district personnel, and health professionals to identify reliable scientific evidence regarding autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The seminar will also cover the new state legislation and the implications of the evidence-based practice movement. It takes place Thursday, April 15 (7:15-7:45am, breakfast and registration; 7:45am-5pm, program; 5-6:30pm, reception), at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott (555 McMurray Wy., Buellton) and costs $120 (limited number of family scholarships available). To register, call 895-4535 or visit innovative-learning.com/autism_conference.asp for details.