Over 30 experts, including four word-renowned autism experts will speak at the US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) 5th Annual World Conference and Expo to be held October 1-3, 2010 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.
This year’s conference boasts a new format including nine panel workshops in non-concurrent sessions in addition to the keynote addresses by Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Martha Herbert, Dr. Stephen Shore, and Areva D. Martin, Esq. Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome experts will present new interventions and new research in both education and medicine. Each panel workshop will include five or six experts who will provide immediate answers to attendees’ questions.
- Current Status of Research and Strategies for the Future
- Medical/Biomedical Cutting Edge Interventions and Treatments
- High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
- Self Advocacy – Experiences, Perspectives, and Challenges
- Behavioral/Developmental Approaches
- Support Services
- Siblings of individuals on the autism spectrum
- Adjunct Therapies,
- Nutrition, plus much more
CEU accreditation is offered throughout the entire conference and there will also be displays and information from sponsors and exhibitors.
For more information about the conference, visit the USAAA web site.
AHA/Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association will hold its annual spring conference on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. John Elder Robison, best-selling author of his 2007 memoir Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Asperger’s is the featured keynote speaker for the conference.
The conference theme is “Issues in Independent Living for Adolescents and Adults on the Autism Spectrum” with a mission to increase awareness of the countless challenges and difficulties individuals on the autism spectrum face as adults and to assist in their independence. The conference will focus on establishing effective systems of supports and services from transition through adulthood.
The conference invites educators, professionals, family members and individuals on the Autism Spectrum to join in the activities which include workshops, panels, bookstore, agencies and resources throughout the day. More information is on the AHANY.org web site.
The Asperger Syndrome Association Network’s spring conference on Sunday, March 21, 2010 in Iselin, New Jersey will focus on “Preparation for the Real World: College, Relationships and Employment”. Features speakers include keynoter Simon Baron-Cohen, Ph.D., Director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University, who will speak about Theory of Mind: Empathy and Systemizing in Autism Spectrum Conditions and The Fetal Testosterone Theory of Autism.
Workshops will be offered in the afternoon:
- Annie Steinberg, MD and Mary Riggs Cohen, Ph.D.
The Double Edged Sword: Internet Use and Asperger Syndrome
- E. Lynne Golden, M.SpecEd.
Preparing for the LEAP: Strategies for the Transition From High School to College
- Linda Kay, M.A.
The College Search for Students With Asperger Syndrome
- Elizabeth Roberts, Psy.D.
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Intimacy, Communication and Leisure
- Anthony Rostain, MD
If Not College, Then What? Vocational Preparation for Adolescents and Young Adults With Asperger Syndrome
Visit the ASPEN New Jersey web site for more details.
Promising Pathways: The Road to Best Practice in Autism
A National Conference on Autism for Physicians, Parents and Educators
Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8 am – 4 pm
Florida Gulf Coast University Student Union Ballroom
Fort Myers, Florida
This is the second year FGCU has hosted this community sponsored conference that is FREE to attend. National experts in the research and study of autism and autism spectrum disorders will address a variety of topics such as the causes of autism, evaluation and treatment, early identification and intervention, and treatments for symptoms associated with autism. Click here to go to the event web site. Space is limited!