2013 National Conference - Conference Schedule

 

Autism Speaks
National Conference for Families and Professionals

Treating the Whole Person with Autism: Care Across The Lifespan

Friday, July 26 – Saturday, July 27, 2013
Hilton Columbus at Easton
Columbus, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

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Intended audience
·The presentations are intended for physicians, psychologists, nurses, allied health professionals, educators, behavioral therapists and other professionals, individuals on the autism spectrum and families whose lives have been touched by autism.
·Concurrent sessions focus on similar topics but are targeted specifically to the needs and interests of families and professionals, respectively.
·Although the concurrent sessions have been designated “professional sessions” or “family sessions,” conference participants may attend any of them as long as space permits. However, continuing education credits may only be earned through attendance at the professional sessions and by registering under the Professional/Clinical Track rate.

General Science Sessions
Science sessions will feature presentations by researchers highly regarded in their respective fields. Day One Science sessions will review the new requirements of the DSM-V, focus on understanding advances with GI in autism and Genetics in the real world. Day Two Science sessions will take up advances in medical developments and how to prepare individuals with ASD to live a successful adulthood.

Concurrent Sessions - Care in the Clinical Setting
Each clinical session will consist of an overarching clinical theme, addressed through a set of presentations, each by an expert clinician that will provide an opportunity for questions. Day One (Friday) clinical sessions will cover topics in Medical Care and Management and Treatment and Management of Psychiatric Conditions. Day Two (Saturday) sessions will cover topics in Planning for Health Across The Lifespan.

Concurrent Session - Care in the Family Context
Each family session, led by an experienced expert in the field, is aimed at helping families and support professionals learn to manage a child’s care in several areas that can be difficult for children on the autism spectrum. Day One (Friday) family sessions will cover topics on Planning for Health Concerns Across The Lifespan and Creating a Fulfilling Life for the individual with ASD. Day Two (Saturday) family sessions will cover Treatment and Management of Psychiatric Conditions.


 

 

DAY 1 – Friday, July 25, 2013

 

8am-9:15am

Welcome & Keynote Address

Creating a Fulfilling Life

Stephen M. Shore, EdD

9:30am-12:00pm

Science Sessions

Update on DSM-V

Genetics for the Real World

Advances in Understanding GI in Autism

1:00pm-5:00pm

Concurrent Sessions for Clinicians and Families

Professional/Clinician Track

Panel Discussion: Planning for Health Across the Life Span - Medical Issues, Medically Complex Individuals, Care And Management For Adolescents And Adults

Workshop 1: Basics of Early Intervention/ESDM or Managing Challenging Behavior

Workshop 2: Nutrition and Developing a Feeding Plan

Working with Nonverbal Individuals

Family Track

Panel Discussion -  Treatment and Management Of Psychiatric Conditions: Identification And Management Of Psychiatric Conditions From Early Childhood To Adolescence, Non-Medical Treatments On Cognitive Behavioral Treatments For Anxiety, Medication Management And Decision-Making

Workshop 1: Nutrition and Developing a Feeding Plan or Managing Your Child’s Treatment Team

Workshop 2: Social Skills or Managing Challenging Behavior

 

DAY 2 – Saturday, July 27, 2013

8am-9:00am

Welcome & Keynote Address

Understanding Medical Issues from Childhood to Young Adulthood

Paul Carbone, MD

 

9:00am-12:00pm

Science Sessions

Advances in Medical Development

Preparing for a Successful Adulthood

 

1:00pm-5:00pm

Concurrent Sessions for Clinicians and Families

Professional/Clinician Track

Panel Discussion: Planning for Health Across the Life Span - Medical Issues, Medically Complex Individuals, Care And Management For Adolescents And Adults

Workshop 1: Basics of Early Intervention/ESDM or Managing Challenging Behavior

Workshop 2: Nutrition and Developing a Feeding Plan or Working with Nonverbal Individuals

Family Track

Panel Discussion -  Treatment and Management Of Psychiatric Conditions: Identification And Management Of Psychiatric Conditions From Early Childhood To Adolescence, Non-Medical Treatments On Cognitive Behavioral Treatments For Anxiety, Medication Management And Decision-Making

Workshop 1: Nutrition and Developing a Feeding Plan or Managing Your Child’s Treatment Team

Workshop 2: Social Skills or Managing Challenging Behavior

 

 

Contact Us:
For questions about the conference, email: Autism Speaks
For information regarding continuing education credit, please email Cory D’Ambrosio.
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