Queensland Government announced as Major Sponsor for APAC15

The fourth Asia Pacific Autism Conference, APAC15, is pleased to announce the Queensland Government as Major Sponsor for the three day event to be held in Brisbane in September 2015.

Jointly hosted by Autism Queensland and the Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders, APAC15 will be held in Brisbane from 9 to 11 September 2015.

Disability Services Minister Coralee O'Rourke said the Queensland Government was proud to support the international conference that would bring together a range people from scientists and medical professionals to people living with autism.

"It is estimated that between one in 100 and one in 160 children has autism, making it more common than many other childhood conditions," she said.

"The more we know about autism and the earlier we can acquire knowledge about this condition, the more we can help children with autism reach their full potential and enjoy the same opportunities in life as other children.

"That's why we're proud to support this conference with sponsorship of $15,000."

The program features clinicians, educators, researchers, people with ASD, parents and others involved in working with people on the spectrum for three days of expert learning.

Australian research will be a major focus and will feature key updates on research coming out of The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders established in Brisbane in 2013.

APAC15 will also feature a number of speakers who are on the autism spectrum, including Penelope Robinson, Jeanette Purkis, Damian Santomauro and Matthew Bennett.

To view the full program and view the concurrent sessions visit the APAC15 Program page.

Full registration is $1500 for three days with day registration $650. Significant concession rates are available for people on the spectrum, parents/siblings/grandparents/foster carers and students as well as concession card holders.