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GET CHATTING ABOUT AUTISM AT THE WORLD’S BIGGEST FREE ON-LINE AUTISM CONFERENCE - 10 February 2005
GET CHATTING ABOUT AUTISM AT THE WORLD’S BIGGEST FREE ON-LINE AUTISM CONFERENCE
This autumn, for the first time ever, over 30 of the world’s leading experts on autism will come together to present a free on-line conference on autistic spectrum disorders.
Autism2005.org is a unique opportunity for anyone with an interest in autistic spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome, to speak directly to experts such as Professor Rita Jordan, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor Uta Frith, Dr Tony Attwood, and best selling international author Donna Williams who herself has autism.
This groundbreaking on-line event will take place from 17 to 21 October 2005. There is no need to book in advance – just log on at any time during the conference and chat personally with any of the experts.
You don’t need to be an expert yourself – the conference is open to absolutely anyone – people with autism, parents, teachers, social workers, probation officers, police officers, medical professionals, researchers or the just plain curious.
All the experts will be available to answer questions and exchange views and ideas.
Abstracts and papers for the conference will be available online at www.autism2005.org from the beginning of October 2005.
Autism Cymru, Wales's national charity for autism, will be the conference host. The conference is the latest in a notable series of world firsts.
The charity is currently working with the Welsh Assembly Government to develop the world’s first government-led national strategy for autism. When the strategy is implemented it will mean that Wales will be one of the leading world nations in the provision of services for people affected by autism.
Autism Cymru is also working with the universities of Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Swansea to develop a national research centre for autistic spectrum disorders.
The on-line conference will tackle all aspects of autism, from the latest research findings in the fields of the brain and genetics, to diagnosis, education, Asperger syndrome, biomedical approaches, other therapies and first-hand experiences of living with
Autism Cymru’s Chief Executive Hugh Morgan commented, ‘Autism Cymru is proud to host this historic on-line conference. Never before has the public had access to such a pre-eminent group of leading edge experts in the field of autism. Distinguished experts from across the globe will come together to discuss their research and experience and exchange the latest ideas and thoughts on a subject which has continued to perplex practitioners from a range of disciplines. Wales is emerging as one of the leading world nations in research into autistic spectrum disorders.
It is our hope that Autism2005 will set the standard by which future similar events will be judged. I would encourage anyone with an interest in autism to register and take part in this truly world-beating conference’.
The outstanding gathering of experts taking part includes:
Professor Uta Frith
Professor Simon Baron-Cohen
Professor Tony Attwood
Professor Rita Jordan
Professor Anthony Bailey
Dr Karl Reichelt
Dr Geraldine Dawson
Dr Digby Tantam
Dr Fiona Scott
Dr Tony Charman
Dr Marian Sigman
Dr Patricia Rodier
Dr Rebecca Landa
Register now at:
www.autism2005.org AWARES conference release 070205.doc (34.5KB)
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