UAMS Holds Free Asperger’s Presentation Jan. 21 in Fort Smith

By Jon Parham

LaGory, a psychologist, will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center. Asperger’s syndrome is a form of autism.

LaGory received his doctorate in clinical/medical psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His specialty areas include children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, pivotal response training, social skills training, disruptive behavior disorders and motivation. LaGory works in the developmental disabilities program at the UAMS Child Study Center and at the Psychiatric Research Institute’s Programs for Young Adults.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or