Sunday, November 8, 2009

Good morning, Just got an email reminder about the on-line conference 'Autism 2009', cut n pasted below....I'm registered, and will pass on any stuff I find helpful, but if you have any specific questions....these are the worldwide experts - so a great chance to post questions if you register. Im off to Perth till Wednesday, catch you all when I get back. Have a great week Deb x

"Hello all,

Just a quick reminder that you can register right now for Autism2009, the unique Awares international online autism conference, at

This year's event - which Professor Simon Baron-Cohen has called "the finest online conference of its type on the planet" - is run once again by Adam Feinstein, editor of Awares, the pioneering website of Autism Cymru, Wales's national charity for autism. The conference opens on November 30 and runs for a week until December 7. The speakers' papers will be added to the conference site over the next few days.

Yet again, more than 60 of the world's leading autism experts will be taking part, as well as thousands of delegates. Among those who have agreed to participate are: Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor Susan Leekam, Dr Gary Mesibov, Donna Williams, Dr Wendy Lawson, Dr Susan Folstein, Merry Barua, Dr Darold Treffert, Stephen Shore, Thorkil Sonne, Dr Manuel Casanova, Dr Connie Kasari and Dr Pamela Heaton.

Topics for discussion will include: education, behavioural issues, language impairments, neurology, genetics, immunology, Asperger's syndrome, autism in adolescents and adults, employment, sensory issues, biomedical questions, socialising difficulties, concepts of autism and related conditions.

This conference is open to anyone with an interest in autism: parents, carers, teachers, clinicians and other professionals, as well as individuals with autism themselves.

Don't this miss this unique opportunity to put your questions directly to some of the world's top autism authorities. You can register right now at

On another matter, just to let you know that the new AutismConnect website is:

For further details of any of the above, please feel free to contact Adam Feinstein at:

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