Wednesday: 3.30pm 5.00pm Concurrent Sessions

session 10

Anna Bortoli (AU): "There is Hope!" The Journey of Two Families using Structured Functional Independence.
Annette Joosten (AU): Transition to Primary School: Mother's Experiences.
Catherine Wood (AU): Experiences of Fatigue, Perceived Impact on Parenting and Relationship to Child's Behaviour in Mothers of Young Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Rachel Jellett (AU): The Influence of Parental Depression on Families of Children with ASD.

session 11

Felicity Klopper (AU): Characterising Current Behaviour and Diagnosing High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder using the ADI-R and ADOS-2.
Josephine Barbaro (AU): Universal Developmental Surveillance for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers Using the Social Attention and Communication Study-Revised (SACS-R).
Mirko Uljarevic (AU): Measuring Repetitive and Restricted Behaviours in Children and Adults: Validation and Heritability of Two New Instruments.
Lydia Meem (AU): Cognitive and Developmental Assessments as an Opportunity to Screen for Children and Adolescents who Require an Autism Assessment: Patterns of Behaviours Identified by Australian Psychologists via an Online Case Review Questionnaire.

session 12

Caroline Mills (AU): Whole School Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) in an Autism Specific School - The What, How and Why.
Peter Walker (AU): New Spaces for Students with Autism: the Voices of South Australian Special School Leaders.
Roxana Pearson (AU): Autism Queensland Schools: An Innovative Approach to Education and Therapy for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum.
Debra Costley (AU): Aspect Practice Model Classes.

session 13

Gunilla Westman Andersson (SE): Autism in Preschoolers: Assessment, Diagnostic and Gender Aspects (Doctoral Thesis).
Alexandra Fulton (AU): An Investigation of Gender Differences in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Rebecca Sutherland (AU): Girls with ASD: Are they really different to Boys with ASD?
Rita George (AU): Sexual Orientation and Gender-Identity in High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

session 14

Tori Haar & Joel Wilson (AU): Leaving Home and Building Independence: Options and Insights from First Hand Experience.
Berinda Karp (AU): How It Works - Transition and Orientation Program to TAFE.
Joanne Stephens (AU): "I'll Do It My Way": A Small Business Opportunity for Our Son.
Michael Whelan (AU): Studio G: A Short Film Following the Lives of Three Teenagers on the Spectrum in their Transition to Life After School.

session 15
transforming families - DIAGNOSIS

Kerry Robertson & Claire Thorpe (AU): Parent Perspectives following Multidisciplinary Autism Assessment.
Rhiannon Tolmie (AU): Evaluation of the Early Intervention Readiness Program (EIRP): A Post-ASD Diagnosis Family Support Program.
Catherine Bent (AU): Community Characteristics Associated with Age of Diagnosis of ASD in two Australian States.

session 16
transforming beginnings

Beth Mozolic-Staunton (AU): Right Kids, Right Time, Right Services: Developmental Surveillance in Early Childhood Education Settings.
Kathryn Fordyce (AU): Soft Entry to Early Intervention Services for Children with Autism Like Symptoms in Regional Tasmania.
Ellen Witzlsperger (AU): An Early Childhood Development Program in South West Sydney and Murrumbidgee: Early Screening and Community Capacity Building.
Kristelle Hudry (AU): Very Early Intervention for Infants at High-Risk of Autism.

session 17

Oonagh Bodin (AU): Investigating Changes in the Gastrointestinal Microbiota in a Mouse Model of Autism.
Heather Nuske (AU): No Evidence of Emotional Dysregulation or Aversion to Mutual Gaze in Preschoolers with Autism: An Eye-Tracking Pupillometry Study.
Michelle Garnett, Julia Cook & Tony Attwood: Exploring feelings: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Young Children with ASD Level 1.

session 18

Amanda Webster (AU): Investigating Factors of Success for Women with ASD.
Susan Bruck (AU): Our Needs in our Words: The Enduring Service Requirements of Adults with Autism.
Sarita Slater (AU) & Kelly Milne (AU): Developing Programs to Enhance Participation and Independence for Adults with Autism in Accommodation Services.
Emma Baker (AU): The Relationship between Sleep, Melatonin and Cortisol Levels in Adults with High-Functioning Autism.

Please note this program is subject to change.