Autism2010 – Awares online conference – extended

Due to popular demand, Autism2010 – the annual Awares international online autism conferencehas been extended for until November 22, 2010. You can join in the lively discussions right now. Autism2010 is the sixth international online autism conference to be held within the AWARES conference centre, at www.awares.org/conferences.

All of the presenters’ papers are available on the site for you to read.

The online conference is run, as every year, by the Editor of Awares, Adam Feinstein, and hosted by Autism Cymru, Wales’ National Charity for Autism. Yet again, an unprecedented list of more than sixty of the world’s top autism authorities have agreed to take part and you have a unique opportunity to put your questions directly to them online in the Discussion forum.

There’s an outstanding list of speakers lined up for this year’s conference. They include several prominent people on the autistic spectrum – Donna Williams, Wendy Lawson, Liane Holliday Willey, Stephen Shore and Jesse Saperstein – as well as leading researchers such as Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Dr Darold Treffert (Darold is the world’s leading expert on autistic savants – in fact he coined the term – and was a chief adviser on the film Rain Man), Dr Connie Kasari and Dr Peter Mundy; top educationalists like Professor Rita Jordan and Professor Gary Mesibov and key world autism advocates such as Merry Barua in India.

You can also, of course, exchange views with other delegates on the wide range of topics will include: Voices from the spectrum, sensory issues, socialisation, screening and diagnosis, lobbying and advocacy, education, Asperger’s syndrome, brain studies, genetics, immunology, adolescents and adults, psychology, biomedical approaches, related conditions, language issues, legislation and savant syndrome.

It’s things like this that you can save on professional development courses, so you can save your cash on equally important items (such as maybe photo ornaments at Personal Creations for the holidays).

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