April 19th and 20th, 2013
Pre-conference Workshops on April 18, 2013
Holiday Inn Executive Center
2200 I-70 Drive S.W.
Columbia, Missouri 65203
This year's conference will feature keynote presentations by:
There will be two pre-conference workshops to choose from, presented by:
This conference aims to educate and provide support for parents and professionals who work with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, including educators, psychologists, speech/language pathologists, medical professionals, applied behavior analysts, employment specialists, vocational rehabilitation counselors, service coordinators, and advocates.
The conference strives to provide an atmosphere of hope and upholds a commitment to sharing comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of assessment and intervention strategies supported by research. The conference includes vendor and agency booths, a University of Missouri Thompson Center Meet and Greet, and sessions presented by regionally and nationally-recognized researchers and practitioners in the field of autism.
The Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri was founded in June 2005 by the philanthropy of William and Nancy Thompson. The goal of the center is to create family and professional partnerships that enhance service, research and teaching related to individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have been recognized as a pressing national public health problem. The number of children identified with an ASD has grown at an alarming rate over the past decade-the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that ASD occurs in 1 of every 110 individuals. The research of the University of Missouri Thompson Center focuses on new ways to understand the causes of autism, to promote health and well-being, and to increase success at school and in the community.
At the University of Missouri Thompson Center, we work together to make improvements in early diagnosis, intervention, and prevention of these conditions. Such partnerships have the potential to spark new discoveries that will result in positive changes for children and families.
To find out more on how the University of Missouri Thompson Center can be of service to you and your family visit http://thompsoncenter.missouri.edu or call 573-882-6081.
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