Invitation to submit an abstract for conference about autism in Australia in August 2018

autism “With its theme of Shaping Successful Futures the Aspect Autism in Education Conference will pick up where the last conference left off – with valuing students on the autism spectrum as unique and individual learners.”

 

From Autism in Education website: You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the Aspect Autism in Education 2018 Shaping Successful Futures Conference to be held from 30 – 31 August 2018 at the International Convention Centre, Brisbane.

Submissions are now open and will close on 29 March 2018. Applicants will be notified of their abstract status on 5 June 2018.

Who can submit an abstract?

Anyone with an interest in education for people on the spectrum may be interested in presenting at the Aspect Autism in Education Conference. The Conference Organising Committee particularly invites papers and participation from:

  • individuals on the autism spectrum
  • teachers and educators
  • parents, families, carers, advocates
  • academics and researchers
  • university and TAFE students
  • clinicians, therapists and councillors
  • early childhood services
  • accommodation, support and community participation services
  • employment services
  • recreation and leisure services, Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) services
  • policy makers (government and non government)
  • education consultants
  • transition to work and post school providers
  • autism support organisations
  • behaviour support specialists
  • disability and health professionals

With its theme of Shaping Successful Futures the Aspect Autism in Education Conference will pick up where the last conference left off – with valuing students on the autism spectrum as unique and individual learners. The recent spotlight on the education of students on the spectrum in Australia has seen the development of a united voice and a shared common goal –  the provision of the best possible educational support to every student, no matter where they may be on the autism spectrum, and no matter their educational setting.  This conference aims to help achieve this goal and Shape Successful Futures for all students on the spectrum, by looking at the latest research, evidence-informed practice and listening to voices of our young people on the spectrum and their parents/carers.

We welcome submissions that address the four conference streams: capabilities, working together, innovation and approaches for learning, with a focus on utilising the strengths and interests of students to improve quality of life and post-school outcomes. You will need to select one of the streams as part of your submission.

Go to: http://autismineducation.org.au/call-for-papers/

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