This FREE autism online conference takes place October 17 - 21, 2005. Over 30 experts have agreed to take part giving participants free access to these speakers.
The target audience is those with autism or Asperger's Syndrome, parents, teachers, social workers, therapists, medical professionals, police officers, researchers and caregivers.
The topics will include:
Autism in Society
Adults with Autism
Diagnosis and Screening Education
Theories of Autism
Language and Autism
Professor Simon Baron-Cohen
Dr. Geraldine Dawson
Professor Tony Atwood
Professor Uta Frith
Dr. Fiona Scott
Dr. Digby Tantam
The presentations will be grouped in sections. "The Papers section opens one week before the official opening date for the conference. This gives you the chance to read the papers and think about any questions or issues you wish to raise during the conference."
To register for FREE visit Autism2005.org. The list of speakers is expanding. Keynote papers are already posted. Registration is quick and simple. They will ask for your name, email address, physical address, country, age range, position, gender, how you heard about the conference and if you want to read in flat or threaded mode.
You can post a profile telling others about yourself and include a link to your site. Registrants (delegates) will have to choose a password and confirm it. I typed in parent for position. Lastly, you check off whether you want to be contacted about the conference. This will be in the form of email updates. I clicked on and then it recognized me and welcomed me by name.
Here is the Discussion Forum that will open up in October and has specific themes that will focus on the papers and allow delegates to converse on these subjects.
If you need information on autism in Wales. There is a listing of ground rules to read, a copyright notice stating all the papers are the copyright of the speakers and T's & C's - which means Terms and Conditions.
Autism Cymru is Wales' national charity for autism with offices in Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Wrexham. Autism Cymru is to host Wales' second International Autism Conference in Cardiff between 8-10 May 2006.
To register go to www.autism2005.org and please do let other parents, teachers, therapists, Doctors and aides about this free online conference. Make sure you also give them feedback on this wonderful service they are providing!
Source for content - Awares.org/conference
**UPDATE** Per email update received from conference - David Kirby, author of Evidence of Harm and Sallie Bernard of Safe Minds have been added to the speakers list. "Both Sallie Bernard and David Kirby will address biomedical approaches to understanding autism."
**UPDATE** The latest email update from Awares conference (Aug 24, 2005) states four new speakers have been added. Olga Bogdashina is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham University; has a teenage autistic son and is the President of the Autism Society in the Ukraine. Dr Matthew Belmont is a Senior Research Associate at the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, UK. Diane Kennedy is the author of The ADHD-Autism Connection; both her husband and teenage son have Asperger's Syndrome. Rebecca Banks is the writer and collaborator for the ADHD-Autism Connection.
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