Current Trends In Autism Conference – April 29-30, 2011

6 Jan

I’ve written before here at LeftBrainRightBrain about the upcoming Current Trends in Autism Conference. At the time I first heard about it, I was hopefully optimistic that a good conference might be in the works. Autism parents are in great need of a real science based conference. The conference is being organized by the Lurie Family Autism Center LADDERS (“Learning and Developmental Disabilities Evaluation & Rehabilitation Services”).

The speaker list is now available, and I copy it below (go to their site if you want live links for each speaker):

Current List of Speakers
Margaret L. Bauman, MD
Director, TARF and LFAC/LADDERS/MGH; Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Timothy Buie, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, LFAC/LADDERS/MGH

Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD
Director, Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Yale School of Medicine

Ann Densmore, EdD CCC SLP/A
Founder, Child Talk; Author

Marie Duggan
Founder/President, Technology For Autism Now; AAC/AT Consultant, Boston Higashi School for Autism

Peter Gerhardt, EdD
Founding Chair, Scientific Council, OAR; Director of Education, Upper School, The McCarton School

Charles Henry, MD
Child Psychiatrist, LFAC/LADDERS/MGH

Dorothea Iannuzzi, LICSW, BCBA
Individual and Family Clinician, Milestones, Inc.

Michael A. Mancusi, LICSW, BCD
Vice President, Health Center Operations, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
The Cleveland Clinic, Autism and Metabolic Disorders

Jerry Newport
Autism Activist; International Speaker; Subject of the Feature Film Mozart and the Whale; Author

Carlos Pardo, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Neurology

Mary Elizabeth Parker, PT, MSPT, PCS, NCS
Department of Physical Therapy, Texas State University, San Marcos

Stephen Shore, PhD
Assistant Professor of Education, Adelphi University; ASA Board of Directors; Author

Timothy Yu, MD
Department of Neurology, LFAC/LADDERS/MGH

Sheldon Wagner, PhD
Director, Behavioral Development and Educational Services, Inc.

Michael Weiss, PhD
Director of Applied Developmental Analysis (ADA) Therapy, LLC; Adjunct Faculty, Psychology, Fairfield University

Rosemary White, OTR/L
Director, Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy Services and Pacific Northwest Pediatric

Andy Zimmerman, MD
Pediatric Neurologist, LFAC/LADDERS/MGH

Additional speakers to be announced!

So far, one autistic adult is on the program, Jerry Newport. More autistic adults will be included as well.

3 Responses to “Current Trends In Autism Conference – April 29-30, 2011”

  1. Harold L Doherty January 6, 2011 at 02:01 #

    What subjects or topics will each speaker be addressing?
    Any idea which of them will be speaking about ABA and the evidence
    base in support of ABA as an autism disorder intervention?


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