2019 AACUC Understanding Autism Conference

Join us for the 2019 AACUC Understanding Autism Conference on April 5th. This event is a great opportunity for individuals on the autism spectrum, parents, students, health care professionals and the public to come together to connect and reach out and learn about ASD. Attendance is free; no experience or membership is required. We will be providing sessions about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from researchers and experts with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who work in our autism community.

Our symposium is a three-hour event to raise awareness and acceptance for ASD. This is an interdisciplinary conference featuring 6 speakers (researchers, siblings, and people who work with ASD). They will all be presenting on: ASD in education, behavioural therapy and ASD, personal perspectives, as well as research in the field.

RSVP at https://forms.gle/z8zjgft3zBiYkrUN8

The event will be held on Friday, April 5th from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • 4:00pm Doors Open
  • 4:20 – 4:30pm Opening Remarks by Hangsel Sanguino
  • 4:30 – 5:15pm Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Behaviour Modification by Kimberly Ward and Laura Douglas
  • 5:15 – 5:45pm Role of Speech-Language Pathology in Early Intervention for Children with ASD by Ali Zrymiak and Natalie Wiles
  • 5:45 – 6:15pm Dinner Break
  • 6:15 – 6:45pm “A Sibling’s Perspective on Autism” by Nazifa Rahman
  • 6:45 – 7:30pm Stories of embracing diversity of play in children with ASD by Jennifer Mitchell

Dr. Kimberley Ward – Executive Director, Society for Treatment of Autism

Laura Douglas – Residential Team Leader, Society for Treatment of Autism

Nazifa Rahman – Student, University of Calgary

Dr. Jennifer Mitchell – Project Coordinator, University of Calgary; Co-Director and Registered Psychologist,  Kindred Kids

Ali Zrymiak – Speech Language Pathologist, Society for Treatment of Autism

Natalie Wiles – Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Society for Treatment of Autism

***First 30 people who RSVP will be provided with a catered lunch***

Event Timing: April 5th, 2019

Location: University of Calgary

Room: ENA 101 (Engineering Block A, room 101)

Time 4:30 PM

Contact us at (587) 969-2817 or autismawarenessucalgary@gmail.com

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