The Utah Valley University College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Science and Health are pleased to present the 2012 Conference on Autism. The conference is planned for Friday, April 20th in the Sorensen Student Center on UVU Campus.
The conference is designed to provide basic information on a broad variety of topics associated with Autism. Presenters will include clinical professionals, medical and genetic researchers, service providers, parents of autistic children, educators and support organization representatives. Anyone with an interest in autism or a need for information on the topic will find valuable insight offered in this one-day conference.
Beginning at 9am, the conference will open with a Keynote address. Our keynote speakers will be Chris and Jacqui Gauthier, and special guest Lindsey Nebeker.
Concurrent sessions will begin at 10am. Featuring topics such as:
- Autism in Adulthood: A Personal and Professional Look at ASD Across the Lifespan
- The DSM-5 Proposal
- Marital Strength Training: Keeping Your Marriage Strong When Your Child Has Autism
- Bullet-Proof Parenting
- Sibling Relationships and ASD
- Building Your Unique Autism Community
- Transitioning Adults With Autism Into Employment
- Stress and Coping Strategies in Fathers
- The Continuums of Autism: Cognition, Sensory Processing and Behavior
- ….and much, much more!
A luncheon will be provided at noon with featured keynote speaker Dr. Valerie Hu. Dr. Hu is a leading researcher specializing in ASD. Her research is ground-breaking and has already had a positive impact on the future of ASD treatment and services.
Concurrent sessions will continue in the afternoon on the hour. The conference will conclude at 4pm.
A full program is available on our conference website – www.uvu.edu/chss/autism .
The conference will also feature numerous informational exhibit booths hosted by Autism services providers. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to meet with these providers and secure much needed information on services available to meet the challenges facing individuals with autism and their families.
We invite anyone interested in autism and autism-related topics to join us. Registration fees are $19 for pre-registration (until April 17th), and $29 at the door. We are also offering a combined pre-registration/CEU credits package for $54 ($19 + $35). Attendees can earn up to six CEU credits approved through NASW. This fee includes lunch, parking, shuttle transportation from the parking areas and all materials. Private shuttle transportation will be provided for conference attendees from the parking area to the Sorensen Student Center. The shuttle will pick-up and drop off every 15 minutes from parking areas 9 and 10 located at the corner of 1200 West and 800 South in Orem. A parking map and additional information can be found on our conference website under the tab titled Parking.
If you have questions or need additional information please feel free to call 801-863-6816.
We hope to see you on April 20th!