University of Vermont

15th Annual Summer Institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders to be Held June 25-29

The CNHS Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Autism Society of Vermont host the 15th annual Summer Institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders from June 25-29. It will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington. The institute features five speakers focusing on different aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) assessment, treatment, research and more. Each day-long session (from 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.) includes presentations on several related topics and lunch. The presentation schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, June 25
    "Who's Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders? The Role Allied Health and Education Professionals Play in Early Detection and Intervention"
    Trisha L. Self, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • Tuesday, June 26
    "Early Achievements: An Intervention Model for Improving Social, Language, Play and Cognitive Outcomes in Toddlers with ASD"
    Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • Wednesday, June 27
    "Obstacles into Opportunities: Turning Away from Closed Doors and Opening Up New Ones for Promoting Life-Long Success for People with Autism"
    Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
  • Thursday, June 28
    "Longitudinal Studies of ASD, Changes to the DSM-V and Observational Assessments of Language"
    Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
  • Friday, June 29
    "Research and Practice in Early Autism Identification and Intervention: Travels on a Two-Way Street"
    Linda Watson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

For more information about the speakers, and to register for the conference, download the conference brochure. UVM students may register for the institute through their student account in the MyUVM portal.