Thursday: 3.30pm 5.00pm Concurrent Sessions

session 10
TRANSFORMING BEGINNINGS

Michelle Garnett & Cassandra Tellegen (AU): Exploring Friendships: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Groups for Children with ASD Level 1 (Asperger's Syndrome).
Erin Leif (AU): A Review of Strategies for Preventing and Managing Problem Behavior Displayed by Children with Autism.
Kristelle Hudry (AU): (Why) Do Parents Interact Differently with Children with ASD?

Rachael Harris (AU): Unlocking the Potential for a Life Well Lived.
session 11
transforming families

Sofia Mavropoulou (AU): Does Maternal Mental State Language Matter for Theory of Mind Understanding in School-Aged Typical Children and those on the Autism Spectrum?
Raelene McBride (AU): Talking to your Child about their Diagnosis: A Journey of Discovery as a Parent and Psychologist.

session 12
TRANSFORMING LIFE AFTER SCHOOL

Jill Ashburner (AU) & Natasha Bobir (AU): Studio G Multimedia Program for Young Adults with ASD: Examining the Impact on Social Participation, Well-Being and Post-School Transition.
Marita Falkmer (AU): "Leaps of Faith": The Current and Ideal Transition Planning Processes for Adolescents with High Functioning Autism/Asperger's Syndrome.
Yosheen Pillay (AU): Lived Experiences of Workplace Transitions for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Teacher Perceptions.
Thomas Kuzma (AU): An Aspie Odyssey: The Quest to Employment.

session 13
TRANSFORMING SCHOOLING - BULLYING & ANXIETY

Julie Dillon-Wallace (AU): A Comparison of the Prevalence of Bullying in Students who are ASD and Typically Developing.
Beth Saggers (AU): Students on the Autism Spectrum: Experiences and Perceptions of Bullying.
Suzanne Carrington (AU): How do the Recommendations made by Parents and Students with ASD Regarding Bullying compare with Recommendations made in the Literature about how Bullying in Schools should be dealt with?
Vicki Bitsika (AU): Understanding Anxiety in ASD: Do Parents or Children Know Best?

session 14
TRANSFORMING LIFE AFTER SCHOOL - TAFE & UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCES & MENTORING
Sara McCarron (AU): Identifying the Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in an Australian University.
Danielle Ward (AU): A Phenomenological Study. Understanding the Experiences of Students at University with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Jasmine McDonald (AU) & Theresa Kidd (AU): Curtin University Specialist Peer Mentoring Program (CSMP) for Students on the Autism Spectrum and Related Conditions: Pilot Program, Evaluations & Future Directions.
Donna-Marie Thompson (AU): Evaluating a Peer-mentoring Group Program for University Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
session 15
transforming communicaton & social skills

Antonia DeBlasio (AU): Group Therapy Works: Promoting Communication in a Group-Based Early Intervention Environment.
Bronwyn Sutton (AU): Transforming How We Teach Social Communication at School Using Natural Contexts.
Abirami Thirumanickam (AU): A Comparison of Video Modeling and Video Self-Modeling: Teaching Conversation Skills to Non-Verbal Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Michelle Wong (AU): School Counsellor Delivery of Emotion-based Social Skills Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mild Intellectual Disability: A Controlled Trial of 75 Primary School Students.

session 16
TRANSFORMING BEGINNINGS

Melina West (AU): Neural correlates of emotion processing in infants at risk for autism.
Yuebo Fan (CN): Rightward asymmetry of processing intensity of emotional facial expressions in autism: Evidence from ERPS.
David Trembath (AU): Transforming assumptions: visual learning in children with ASD.

session 17
transforming lives 

Torbjorn Falkmer (AU): The Cost of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Rebekah Saw (AU): The Role of the Autism Advisor in an NDIS World.
Amanda Webster (AU): Investigating the Knowledge, Issues, and Support Needs of Parents Working with Schools to Implement Education Programs for their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Joel Wilson (AU): Research Engagement Practices. The Voice of an End User!

SESSION 18
TRANSFORMING BEGINNINGS

Pavlina Master (AU): Back from the Brink.
Megan Clark (AU): The Social Attention and Communication Study: A School Age Follow-Up.
Carmela Miniscalco (SE): Neuropsychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Children at Age 6 and 7 Years who Screened Positive for Language Problems at 30 Months.
Amanda Brignell (AU): Loss of Communication Skills over the Second Year of Life in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Community-Based Study.

Please note this program is subject to change.