Autism Cymru fourth international autism conference, to take place in Cardiff, Wales, June 21-22, 2011

Here’s a message from my Autism Cymru colleague, Jennie Thomas, about our  fourth international conference, which is taking place at the Town Hall in Cardiff, Wales (UK), on June 21 and 22, 2011. It’s going to be a terrific event, with the likes of Temple Grandin coming over to speak:

Please find below some short snippets of information to whet your appetites for our 4th International Autism Conference on 21st and 22nd June, 2011. There is a fantastic line-up.

Please forward to anyone you feel will find this conference of interest.This conference is worth 10 CPD points for public health professionals and 2 days towards PRTL for the social care professionals.

Dr Temple Grandin is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. major television programs, such as the BBC special “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow”. Dr.Grandin didn’t talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. She tells her story of “groping her way from the far side of darkness” in her book Emergence: Labelled Autistic, a book which stunned the world because, until its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an autism diagnosis was virtuallya death sentence to achievement or productivity in life. The film of her life, Temple Grandin, has won a whole string of awards recently and is up for several Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards.

Dr Brenda Smith Myles is an associate professor at the University of Kansas. She writes and speaks internationally on Asperger Syndrome and autism. Her recent books include Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World, and Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns

Dr Sally J. Rogers is a developmental psychologist and a Professor of Psychiatry at the M.I.N.D. Institute, University of California Davis. She is the principal investigator of several autism research projects. In addition to research, she is also a clinician, providing evaluation, treatment, and consultation to children and adults with autism and their families. The intervention model that she developed with her colleagues at University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre – the Denver Model – is internationally known. In the last ten years, she has worked closely with public school districts to incorporate best practices in autism into inclusive educational programmes for children with autism.

Professor Tony Charmanâ?Ts main research interest is the investigation of early social cognitive development in children with autism and the clinical application of this work via screening, epidemiological, intervention and ‘at risk’ studies. He is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and works in a clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust where he works in a diagnostic service for children with complex neuro developmental conditions.

Final words from Dr. Tony Attwood, world renowned expert on autism spectrum disorders: “Temple Grandin is my hero. She has my vote for the person who has provided the greatest advance in our understanding of autism this century.”

For more information, please contact:

Jennie Thomas

Event Manager

Autism Cymru



One Response to “Autism Cymru fourth international autism conference, to take place in Cardiff, Wales, June 21-22, 2011”

  1. Jan Hakkoer Says:

    Please send me full information about this conference

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