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UPCOMING CONFERENCE ON TODDLER INTERVENTIONS IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

INVITATION AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

This conference will bring a small, focused group of investigators together to present preliminary work and discuss challenges in the field of intervention research for toddlers with, or at-risk for ASD.

Sheraton Hotel
Toronto, Canada
May 16, 2012  
8:00am – 5:00pm: Presentations and Poster Session
5:00pm - 7:00pm: Reception
www.sheratontoronto.com

Topics of interests include: Preliminary results on new intervention strategies, unique challenges in working with toddlers at risk for ASD, prevention of ASD symptoms, including auditory processing disorders, methodology, measuring outcomes.

Abstract Submission and Registration:
Please submit a brief abstract using this form and instructions (click here to download). The abstract deadline is February 15, 2012. Abstracts will be reviewed and assigned as either an oral or poster presentation. Registration will be limited to those whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation. There is no registration fee. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please submit abstracts by attaching this completed document to an email to: asttn2012@gmail.com.

Young Investigator Awards
The committee is eager to support new researchers in this field and the meeting can support up to five awards of $1,000 each to cover lodging, travel, and meals in conjunction with attendance to this conference. Investigators in a Ph.D program, postdoctoral position, or in the first three years of their career are eligible. To apply, please send your abstract, a CV, and an email requesting consideration for the award. Also, please arrange for one electronic letter of recommendation to be sent on your behalf by the award application deadline of March 1, 2012.

Conference Chairs:
Lauren Turner-Brown, University of North Carolina
Lindee Morgan, Florida State University

Conference Organizer:
Alycia Halladay, Autism Speaks, NY, NY

ASTTN Executive Committee:
Sally Rogers, UC Davis,
Connie Kasari, UCLA
Michael Siller, Hunter College
Lindee Morgan, Florida State University
Lauren Turner-Brown, University of North Carolina

Meeting hosted by Autism Speaks with a generous contribution from the Royal Arch Masons.