2010 AOTA Specialty Conference-Autism (update)

The conference program for this specialty event taking place on 3-4 December 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland is now available from the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Friday, December 3
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Understanding the Hidden Curriculum: Occupational Therapists Helping to Create Life Success for Students with Autism and Related Exceptionalities – Speaker: Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, Ziggurat Group, Plano, TX

9:15 AM-12:15 PM
Addressing the Sensory Needs of Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder – Speaker: Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

1:45 PM-4:45 PM
Social Participation and Communication Strategies for Individuals with Autism across the Lifespan – Speakers: Lisa A. Crabtree, PhD, OTR/L, Towson University, Towson, MD, Zosia Zaks, MEd, CRC, Consultant, Baltimore, MD

Concurrent Sessions:
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

  • AOTA and You: Working Together to Promote The Policy and Practice of Occupational Therapy for Persons with Autism – Speakers: Marcy M. Buckner, JD, AOTA, Bethesda, MD; Sandra Schefkind, MS, OTR/L, AOTA, Bethesda, MD; Chuck Willmarth, AOTA, Bethesda, MD
  • Evidence-based Review of Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Speaker: Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Saturday, December 4
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
You Say ‘Deficit’ I Say ‘Defines Me’: Daring to Celebrate the Unique Contributions of People on the Autism Spectrum – Speaker: Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Concurrent Sessions:
9:15 AM-10:45 AM

  • A Family Affair: The Voices of Parents and Individuals with Autism – Speakers: Janet V. DeLany, DEd, OTR/L FAOTA, Towson University, Towson, MD; Barbara B. Demchick, MS, OTR/L, Towson University, Towson, MD
  • Professional Collaboration to Maximize Successful Participation Across the Lifespan – Speaker: Lisa Crabtree, PhD, OTR/L, Towson University, Towson, MD

Concurrent Sessions:
11:00 AM-12:30 PM

  • Developing Evidence-Based Interventions in Early Childhood Aged Children with an ASD Across Contexts – Speaker: Scott Tomchek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Partnering with Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities – Speaker: Kristie Patten Koenig, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, New York University, New York, NY

Lunch 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

  • Emerging as Leaders in Autism Research and Practice – Speaker: Roseann C. Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

1:30 PM-3:00 PM

  • Community Partnerships – Panel Presentation by Autism Society and Easter Seals – Speakers: Marguerite Kirst Colston, MA, Autism Society, Bethesda, MD; Patricia Wright, PhD, Easter Seals Headquarters, Chicago, IL

Pay the AOTA website a visit for further details on these topics.

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