South Asia International Autism Conference 2015

South Asia International Autism Conference 2015


Difference, Not Indifference: The Way Forward
7 – 8 February 2015
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
Action For Autism is excited to host outstanding speakers with Autism at the South Asia International Conference (SAIAC 2015). They will be joined by engaging and thought provoking researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and educators, to share knowledge and understanding of living life on the Autism Spectrum. SAIAC 2015 will be a forum to explore latest treatment options and research developments, and give insights into employment, relationships and marriage, and future life.
Abstract submissions for SAIAC 2015 is now closed.
Please see the attached documents for additional information.

Pre-Conference Workshop on
Research Methods in Autism and Developmental Disabilities
5 – 6 February 2015
Casuarina, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
This interactive workshop is designed for those already involved in research activity and those contemplating a career in research and want to gain an understanding of research methods that will strengthen their work related to autism and developmental disabilities. The workshop will provide a critical review of contemporary research procedures, tools and theories and productively establish a link between dominant theoretical approaches and concrete situations in the field. The format will include presentations, small group discussions, and demonstrations. Lead speakers are Dr Thomas S. Weisner, UCLA, Dr Tamara Daley, Westat USA, and Dr Richard Roy Grinker, George Washington University.
You can apply for an individual consult with an expert for your research! Please see the attached documents for additional information.

CRE Workshop on
UCLA PEERS Social Skills Training for Teenagers with Autism
9 – 12 February 2015
Gulmohur, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Friends and relationships remain a challenge for persons on the autism spectrum, even for those with excellent communication and cognitive skills. PEERS is the ONLY evidence-based social skills training programme that addresses this challenge. PEERS focuses on those in school experiencing social difficulties, particularly with respect to friendships. The training will include video demonstrations, role-playing exercises, didactic instruction along with research materials. The workshop will be open to those who have exposure and experience in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders including school teachers, special needs educators, psychologists, speech and language therapists, clinical researchers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and mental health professionals. Interested persons with autism as well as parents may also attend the training.

This will be a unique opportunity for experienced professionals to become a PEERS certified Trainer. RCI registered professionals attending the PEERS training will receive CRE credits from the Rehabilitation Council of India.

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