Wednesday: 1.30pm 3.00pm Concurrent Sessions

session 1
TRANSFORMING BEGINNINGS - DIAGNOSIS

Amanda Brignell (AU): Diagnosing Autism: an Australian Paediatric Research Network Survey.
Bee Hong Lo (AU): Are All Children Suspected of having Autism Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Con Papadopoulos (AU): Identifying Autism Early - The Toddlers at Risk of Autism Clinic (TRAC) Model.
Tony Attwood & Michelle Garnett (AU): Detecting Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1 (Asperger's Syndrome) in Young Girls.

session 2
TRANSFORMING FAMILIES

Kate Laffey (AU) & Caitlin O'Connor (AU): Empowering and Supporting Parents to Become Captains of their Own ASD Ship.
Mae Wong (SG): What Child and Parent/Family Characteristics Influence Parental Adaptation Following a Diagnosis of ASD? A Study of Families of Newly Diagnosed Children with ASD in Singapore.
Queenie Siu (HK): 
Support and Resources for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Hong Kong: A Survey of Pathways to Diagnosis and Services.
Rachel Jellett (AU): 
The Lived Experiences of Parents Raising a Preschooler with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

session 3
TRANSFORMING BEGINNINGS - EARLY INTERVENTION

Genevieve Johnsson (AU): Case Series: Evaluation of a Parent-Mediated Early Play Program for Improving Early Social Communication and Play Skills and Social Emotional Development in Young Children with Autism.
Gabriella Vascotto (AU): Intervention for Early Childhood Educators. 
Karen McKinnon (AU): Getting the Best Start in Life: Outcomes for Young Children with ASD Receiving Early, Intensive Behavioural Intervention.
Jose Molina (AU): The Efficacy and Feasibility of the Irabina Early Intensive Model: A Group-Based Intervention for Children with ASD.

session 4
TRANSFORMING SCHOOLING

Caroline Mills (AU): Managing Classroom Sensory Issues for Children with Autism: The Impact of a Sensory Activity Schedule.
Rachel Dillon (AU): Empowering Whole School Communities to Support Aboriginal Children with Autism: Inclusive Practices Through Our Six Step Model.
Kate Simpson (AU): Comparing Song and Spoken Interventions on Engagement and Learning Outcomes for Children with ASD.
Anna Moffat (AU): The School Readiness Adjunct to SPECTRA: Increasing Success in Mainstream Schools for Children with Autism.

session 5
TRANSFORMING SCHOOLING & HEALTH

Helen Appleton (AU): Collaborative Mental Health Teams within Schools: A Pilot Program.
Lucie Swinkels (AU): Muscles Moving: The Feasibility of a Group-Based Gross Motor Sensory Program.
Kitty-Rose Foley (AU): Prescription of Medications by Australian General Practitioners for Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Joanna Granich (AU): Obesity and Associated Factors in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

session 6
TRANSFORMING FAMILIES

Ian Ward (AU): It's All About The Family - An Organisation's Philosophy to Support Families Where Being Different is Normal.
Kate Palmer (AU): Taking the Stress out of the Holiday Season - The Success Story of a Holiday Pack Designed for Children with ASD.
Michelle Stewart (AU): The Lived Experience of Parenting a Child with Autism: A Trauma-Based Conceptualisation.
Nidhi Singhal (IN): Adults with Autism and Their Families: Implications for Clinical Care and Research in India.

session 7
TRANSFORMING SCHOOLING
Bronwyn Sutton (AU): Using iPad Supported Social Stations to Improve the Social Communication Skills of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Educational Settings.
Merel Purmer (AU): iMsocialTM - A Research Based Social Skills Program.
Jay Hobbs (AU): Robotics Social Clubs in Mainstream Schools.
Pearl Lock (SG): Using Socially Assistive Robotics to Enhance Social Skills Group Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
session 8
Transforming schooling

Marleen Westerveld (AU): Emergent Literacy Development in Young Children with Autism – A Systematic Review.
                                        The Print-Related Early Literacy Skills of Preschoolers with ASD.
Angelica Benson (US): The Imagery-Language Connection: Improving Comprehension for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Kirsten Harpley (AU): Teaching Those On The Spectrum When You're On The spectrum.
Lesley Stirling (AU): 
"And then the Pig turns into a Big Good Pig": How Children with ASD and Typically Developing Children Retell Stories in a School-Based Activity.

session 9
TrANSFORMING BEGINNINGS - EARLY INTERVENTION

Sarah Wood (AU): Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention: Outcomes Achieved in the Community Today.
Jessica Paynter (AU): The AEIOU Intervention Program: An Analysis of Outcomes and Subgroups.
Antonia DeBlasio (AU): The AnglicareSA ASELCC Communication Program: A Clinical Effectiveness Study.
Ellen Witzlsperger (AU): Evaluation of an Autism Specific Centre Based Early Intervention Program: Family and Child Outcomes.

Please note this program is subject to change.