US AUTISM & ASPERGER ASSOCIATION ANNUAL WORLD CONFERENCE

SCHEDULE AND PRESENTATIONS - AUGUST 25 - 27, 2017

The conference features keynote presentations, panel presentations, and breakout sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For additional information and group registration, call 1-888-9AUTISM. Pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure your space. The Exhibit Hall is open during the entire conference.

CONFERENCE IS OPEN TO ALL

Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Self-Advocates, and anyone who wants to learn more about Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and related disorders are welcome to attend.

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Due to circumstances beyond the conference committee's control, the schedule may be subject to change. In the 11 annual conferences that USAAA has hosted, only 4 people have been unable to attend due to illness.

ATTEND ANY SESSION

Attendees may attend any presentation.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Click here for conference Abstracts and Learning Outcomes. (The link should be available in March)

QUOTE FROM STEPHEN M. SHORE, EdD, PRESENTER AND SELF-ADVOCATE

"Our goal should be to help persons with autism, Asperger Syndrome and other related disorders understand and use their strengths to work around any presenting challenges so they, just like everyone else, has an equal chance at living a fulfilling and productive life."

THE US AUTISM & ASPERGER ASSOCIATION 12TH ANNUAL WORLD CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
 
7:00am - 5:30pm

Registration and Expo Open

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

8:00am - 8:15am
8:15am - 9:45am

**Temple Grandin, PhD - KEYNOTE
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF MY BRAIN, and a special" 1 on 1" with Temple Grandin

9:45am - 10:15am

Break and Expo, and Book Signing

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

MT. ADAMS

   
10:15am - 11:30am

*William Shaw, PhD
TOXIC CHEMICAL EXPOSURE IN AUTISM

Vicki Clarke, MS, CCC-SLP
ACHIEVING COMMUNICATION: Evaluation of Early Communication Skills and Functional Goal Setting

11:30am - 12:30pm

Break, Lunch on your own, Expo

12:30pm - 1:30pm

*Phillip C. DeMio, MD
EFFECTIVE BIOMEDICAL INTERVENTIONS: From Day To Day To Emergencies

Raun Kaufman
AUTISM BREAKTHROUGH: The Groundbreaking Method

   
1:30pm - 2:30pm

*Lori Knowles-Jimenez
THE JOURNEY TO WELLNESS: Nutritionals and Supplementation

Marlo Payne Thurman, PhD
KEY POINTS TO SETTING UP A CLASSROOM (school and home)

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Break and Expo, and Book Signing

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD
CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS: Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal Ideation

Michael McManmon, EdD
TOOLKITS FOR EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS: Job Readiness for students with ASD in Transition

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

4:00pm - 5:00pm

PANEL: SELF-ADVOCACY
Challenges Throughout the Lifespan

Alix Generous
Temple Grandin, PhD
Michael McManmon, EdD
Stephen M. Shore, EdD
More...

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017

7:00am - 5:30pm

Registration and Expo Open

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

8:20am - 8:30am

Welcome

8:30am - 9:30am

Introducing Alix Generous
THINKING BIG - How To Harness Autism To Tackle The Complex Problems

9:30am - 10:00am

Break and Expo, and Book Signing

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

MT. ADAMS

10:00am - 11:00am

Julie Matthews, CNC
Kurt Woeller, DO

FOODS, MOODS, LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR

Vicki Clarke, MS, CCC-SLP
A VOICE FOR EVERYONE - Selecting Appropriate Augmentative Communication (AAC) Methods for Nonverbal Children

   
11:00am - 12:00pm

Marlo Payne Thurman, PhD
GROUNDBREAKING STUDY: THE THEORY OF SENSORY-COGNITIVE DIFFERENCE - It’s an eight lane super-highway: Insights across the Spectrum

Gil Tippy, PsyD
CORE ACADEMICS: All Classrooms Begin With a Focus On Me"

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Break, Lunch on your own, Expo

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Harold "Hackie" Reitman, MD
ASPERTOOLS: UNDERSTANDING AND EMBRACING ASPERGER'S, AUTISM AND NEURODIVERSITY

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2:00pm - 3:00pm

Stephen M. Shore, EdD
UNLIMITED POTENTIAL: An exclusive "1 on 1 with Professor Stephen M. Shore, EdD

James W. Partington, PhD, BCBA
UNDERSTANDING AND CHANGING CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS - And Teaching Language Skills During Daily Activities

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Break and Expo, and Book Signing

3:30pm - 4:30pm

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NAVIGATING THE EDUCATIONAL MAZE
Kristin Selby Gonzalez 

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

4:30pm - 5:15pm

PANEL: THE SIBLINGS
Panelists

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

7:00am - 5:00pm

Registration and Expo Open

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

8:15am - 8:30am

Welcome

8:30am - 10:00am

PANEL: THE DOCTORS AND RESEARCHERS
Phillip C. DeMio, MD
Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD
Harold "Hackie" Reitman, MD
William Shaw, PhD
Kurt Woeller, MD
More...

The panelists presenting in this workshop discuss the most frequently asked questions associated with medicine, research, and interventions. They will review medical cutting edge interventions and treatments as well as cutting edge research. Each panelist will provide a take away message with regards to their area of specialty.

10:00am - 10:30am

Break and Expo

 

MT. HOOD BALLROOM

MT. ADAMS

10:30am - 11:30am

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11:30am - 12:30pm

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12:30pm

CONFERENCE CONCLUDES