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February 26, 2016

Dr. Gary Mesibov, autism expert, leads 4/22/16 conference in Charlotte

Posted by: childandfamily

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference: A Multidisciplinary Review of Current Research and Interventions is just 8 weeks away and early bird registration ends on April 8!  

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We are thrilled to bring Gary Mesibov Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in autism research and practice, to the Charlotte area.  Dr. Mesibov was a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill for 35 years. For most of this tenure there, he was on the UNC Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) faculty and served as the TEACCH director for about 20 years. Dr. Mesibov has authored many articles, books, papers and research on the topic of autism and speaks to people throughout the country and world.   Read more about his work: Culture of Autism 

Conference 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.

We are pleased to partner with Charlotte AHEC to offer this conference.  Visit their website for Information and Registration.