Conference: Latest Insights in Research of Adults With Autism – 9th of May 2018

The International Society of Autism Research (INSAR) comes together on an annual basis to discuss the latest insights in their research. Usually this conference is being held in the United States, but this year, it will be in the Netherlands, in Rotterdam!

Prior to the scientific conference, a special conference for interested parties will be held in Amsterdam, at the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen. Professionals from the medical and psychological field are welcome to come, as well as people with autism and their family members!

The conference is designed in an autism-friendly way, so every person with autism should be able to come and ‘enjoy’ the conference. There will be places to withdraw, you can bring your assistance dog, you can opt out for photo’s and there will be support to help you with your needs on the location!

You can get your ticket(s) here. People with autism and their family members pay 25 euro, professionals 99 euro. More info on the conference can be found here.

Date: 9th of May 2018

Location: Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen

Algemeen programma:

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PROGRAMMA ONDERDEEL

VERZORGD DOOR

10.00

Welkom, inloop

10.30

Introductie

Dr Hilde Geurts (vice president INSAR)

10.40

Highlights of autism in early and middle adulthood research

Dr Simon Baron-Cohen (Cambridge University, UK, president INSAR)

11.05

Conceptualising autism and the role of camouflaging

Dr Will Mandy – (UCL, UK)

11.30

Measuring quality of life in an autism friendly way

David Mason, MSc (New Castle Group, UK)

12.00

Ruimte voor gedachtewisseling met sprekers

Moderator: Martijn Dekker (ervaringsdeskundige en actief voor de autismegemeenschap)

12.30

Lunch

13.15

Medical problems in autistic adults and service use

Dr Lisa Croen (Kaiser Permanente, USA)

13.40

Increasing general practitioner (NL: huisarts) accessibility for autistic adults

Dr Christina Nicolaidis (Portland University, USA)

14.05

Highlights of autism and aging research

Dr Francesca Happé (UCL, UK, vroegere president INSAR)

14.35

Ruimte voor gedachtewisseling met sprekers

Moderator: Amélie Picard(ervaringsdeskundige en actief voor de autismegemeenschap

15.05

Afsluiting

Dr Hilde Geurts (vice president INSAR)

15.15

Einde algemeen programma

I think it is really cool the INSAR has made a special conference which can be attended by autistic people. I am interested to go, although I have fear getting ‘bombed’ with soooooo much information. But I could withdraw, if I like….  🙂

How about you. Are you coming too?

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