Thursday: 1.30pm 3.00pm Concurrent Sessions

session 1
TRANSFORMING FAMILIES

Adele Suda (AU): Perceptions of Family Well-Being by Family Members which include a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Multiple Perspectives Approach.
Christine Wigstone (AU): Participation in Extracurricular Activities for Children With and Without Siblings with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Rebecca Gorjy (AU): "It's Better Than It Used To Be": Perceptions and Experiences of Adolescent Siblings of Children with a Diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition.
Alana Michell (AU): Sibling Perspectives of a Family that have used a Behavioural Approach to Supporting a Young Man with ASD?

session 2
TRANSFORMING SCHOOLING

Julie McMillan (AU): Teaching Children with ASD: Educators' Reported Challenges and Recommendations for Professional Learning.
Caroline Mills & Lydia Hicks (AU): Best Practice Teaching for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID): A Whole Class Case Study.
Robert Conway & Julie McMillan (AU): The Professional Development of School Staff across Australia through the Positive Partnership Initiative: An Evaluation of the Strengths and Challenges of a National Training Approach to Autism.
Stephen Ahern & Paige Davey (AU): How Long Does it Take to Build a Snowball Snowflake by Snowflake, or to Change the System One Teacher at a Time? (Ten Years On: How Big is the Snowball? Has it been Affected by Climate Change?)

session 3
TRANSFORMING SCHOOLING

David Trembath (AU): Transforming Education: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Students with Autism (LASA).
Kate Day (AU): Developing School-Wide Capacity: A Systematic Approach to Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Yoriko Kikkawa (AU): Managing Classroom Interactions to Facilitate Learning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Amanda Webster (AU): Developing a Region-Wide Approach to Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Inclusive Schools.

session 4
transforming lives

Fiona Sharkie (AU): Improving Understanding of Autism Through Voices of those with The Lived Experience.
Florence Williams (AU): Autism and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children.
Catherine Bourke (AU): Earlier Identification and Diagnosis in a Rural Community - Are There Opportunities For Improvement?
Amanda Brignell (AU): Autism Spectrum Disorder: Presentation and Prevalence in a Nationally Representative Australian Sample.

session 5
TRANSFORMING FAMILIES

Jill Ashburner (AU) & Valerie Preston (AU): Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance: Delivering Services to Families of Children with ASD in Rural and Remote Locations.
Hugh Walker (AU): Supporting Families with Limited Service Availability to Access Child Social-Emotional Skills Training.
Emma Donaldson (AU) & Mick Grimley (AU): Autism Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Jen Hurdis (AU): Personalised Websites to Drive Communication, Coordination and Consistent Support in an Individually Funded World.

session 6
TRANSFORMING FAMILIES & COMMUNICATION

Ellen Winchester (AU) & Andrea Gardner (AU): Continuity Across Contexts - High Tech AAC from School to Home and Back Again.
Ceridwen Owen (AU): Home Adaptation and Modifications in Families Living with a Child with ASD.
Angelica Benson (US): Autism and The Imagery-Language Connection.

session 7
TRANSFORMING SCHOOLING

Debra Costley & Trevor Clark (AU): Research into Practice - a Model for Evaluation of Educational Interventions.
Mark Carter (AU): An Investigation of Models for Supporting Children with ASD in School Settings.
Judith Hebron (UK): A Longitudinal Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Additional Resource Provision for Children and young people with ASD in Mainstream Schools.
Emma Goodall (AU): Redefining Potential to Facilitate Learning.

session 8
TRANSFORMING BEGINNINGS

Belinda Ratcliffe (AU): Emotion-Based Social Skills Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder without Intellectual Disability: Why Individual Differences Matter in Improving Emotional Competence, Social Skills and Mental Health.
Michelle Ronksley-Pavia (AU): Lived Experiences of Two Children with High-Functioning Autism: Research from The Edge.
Helen Appleton (AU): ASD, ID and Anxiety: How Do We Diagnose and Treat What We Don't See?
Catherine Bent (AU): Child and Family Characteristics Associated with Age of First Concerns and Age of Diagnosis of ASD.

SESSION 9
TRANSFORMING SCHOOLING

Wendi Beamish (AU): Listening to Student Voice: Secondary Students' Perceptions about School and Leaving School.
Tom Butterworth (AU): Teaching Social-Emotional Skills to High School Students with Developmental Disabilities and Co-occurring Emotional and Behavioural Disorders: A Whole-School, Teacher Delivery Approach.
Kenneth Poon (SG): Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Secondary Schools: The Role of the Environmental Context in Learning and Behavioural Challenges.
Rebecca Vine Foggo (AU): Investigating the Social Experiences of Adolescent Females with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Please note this program is subject to change.