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January 22, 2016

Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference on April 22, 2016


Partnering with Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Child and Family Development is pleased to announce: 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference: A Multidisciplinary Review of Current Research and Interventions

Time: Friday, April 22nd, 2016, 9-4:30

Participants:  Parents and professionals including case managers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, educators, school personnel, nurses, health/ human service practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and other health care professionals.

Presenter: Dr. Gary Mesibov, a renowned expert will share the latest about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), followed by topic-focused sessions led by staff at Child and Family Development.

Objectives: Through new perspectives and intervention possibilities, participants will gain an understanding of the thinking, learning and understanding in ‚ÄúPeople with ASD”. Participants will become familiar with new research and interventions, and how they are being used and what might be expected in the next few years.

Summary: This day-long conference is focused on understanding the neurological differences that research has identified between people with ASD and typical learners and then adjusting educational, clinical, and community-based programs to more closely match the learning styles and needs of those with ASD. The presentations will describe some of the learning differences that have been identified in people with ASD (referred to as The Culture of Autism) and show how these can be accommodated by making evidence-based appropriate adaptations in how interventions are created and delivered. Emphasis will be on strategies for teaching skills that will be needed to help those with ASD to achieve the highest quality of life possible and also on reviewing new approaches that are on the horizon.

Read more about Dr. Mesibov and the conference:

We look forward to seeing you there!