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About Conference (2016)

Autism Research Institute (USA); Autism Challenge Center, Russia;  Medical Research Centre “Immunculus”; MIA “Russia Today” Press Center; Moscow Secondary School №1465 named after adm. Kuznetsov, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, with the support of US and Israeli Embassies.


IV International Research and Practical Conference “Autism. Challenges and Solutions” will be held in Moscow on April 28 - 30, 2016 and will address a broad set of issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Over the past three years conference has turned into a massive forum-like gathering where doctors, lecturers and related occupation specialists get together to discuss the most important and topical problems of autism. It is no surprise that the conference traditionally draws a lot of attention and assembles wide audience. There is a huge need for professional and simply human communication within the "autistic" field and this need is completely satisfied within the framework of a conference. This is the reason why conference is so meaningful for both specialists and parents.

Our foreign speakers for this year are:

Professor Jan Buitelaar, leader of research group in neuropsychiatric and developmental disorders, principal investigator at the Radboud University Medical Centre, and head of Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University Centre. His research is focused on ADHD, autism, aggression and impulsivity related disorders. He applies an interdisciplinary approach that integrates clinical and phenotypic studies, cognitive research, genetics, pharmacology and preclinical approaches.

Marvin Natowicz, MD, medical genetics doctor in Cleveland, Ohio, will make a presentation on genetic related researches in the field of autism.

Paula Weerkamp-Bartholomeus, Educational Psychologist, Head of ReAttach Therapy Institute will present a lecture on her innovative multimodal approach for people with autism spectrum disorders. 

Dov Sagi, the holder of The George Zlotowski Professional chair at the Department of Neurobiology, Brain Research at Weizmann Institute of Science will introduce audience to the latest research on perceptual and educational peculiarities of autistic brain.

Stephanie Peterson, an outstanding specialist,  Ph.D, BCBA-D, Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University  is one of the speakers representing behavioral analysis this year. Her scientific interests lay in the field of behavioral approaches in special education.  

Jane S.Howard, Professor of Psychology, Ph.D., BCBA-D will introduce the impact of applied behavioral analysis on organization of daily routine for families with autistic children.

Conference was prepared together with Autism Research Institute. Stephen Edelson, executive director of the organization, is the co-chair of organizational committee together with a well-known russian scientist Professor A.B.Poletayev.

Conference agenda covers the most current trends of modern research in the field of autism. Big part of the IVth conference will be dedicated to socialization issues, typical for people on the spectrum. This year David Black, PhD, pediatric neuropsychologist and scientist, researcher in the Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will make his second visit to the conference. Doctor Black is a nationally recognized expert in autism spectrum and related disorders. He investigates the factors that contribute to the best outcomes among children and adolescents with autism. His clinical interests are focused on both neurocognitive and psychological preconditions for effective navigation in the social world. Most recently, he has been interested in the transition to adulthood and unique challenges inherent in that transition for autistic people and intervention that may reduce the impact of anxiety and stress.

Aside from the CONFERENCE, there's an extensive additional program that starts in mid-april, international Autism Awareness Month. This program will include a series of workshops, prepared by chair of Applied Behavioral Analysis at Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Autism Challenge Centre and Moscow Secondary Public school №1465 named after Admiral Kuznetsov:

11th- 15th of April/licensed seminar on PECS, held by Sybille Bajorat (1st and 2nd module).

18th - 21st of April/ training of  Inclusive Project's clinical director Yuia Presniakova on ABLLS system for autistic students.

25th, 26th, 27th of April/master-class on Behaviour Management System for radical behaviours held by Kirk Henderson, Canada. (all the participants get an official certificate)

1st of May/David Geslak's master class on physical culture and sports for autistic children.

Conference will take place on 28th-30th of April in the building of "Russia Today" press-centre, Moscow, Zubovsky Boulevard, bld. 4.

Registration for the conference: https://cpa.timepad.ru/event/288448/?utm_refcode=f61342e9be725d0aa970c145908b3b4cd70127f8


E-mail: conf@autismchallenge.ru