University of Vermont

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders to host 17th Annual Summer Autism Institute

June 23-27, 2014

Pomeroy Hall, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Pomeroy Hall, UVM Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

A one-week intensive session featuring international, national, and regional experts in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), the Summer Autism Institute is open to community and interdisciplinary teams and the families they serve - from Vermont, the greater New England area, nationwide and abroad.

Participants include speech-language pathologists, special educators, general educators, medical professionals, family members, administrators, early interventionists, paraprofessionals, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, child care service providers, behavior analysts, and community resource parents. Featured presentations include:

  • Outcomes research on preschool programming emphasizing the role of peers and inclusive educational practices for children with ASD
  • Theory of Mind (ToM) and its relationship to social communication challenges
  • Strategies to provide quality services for children with ASD using limited resources
  • Practices in early screening and detection using emerging technologies
  • What it's like to live with autism

Cultural context for diagnosis and implications for the new DSM-5 will also be discussed.

Limited scholarships for Vermont residents are available for individuals with ASD or parents of children with ASD. See registration link for details. Students attending the institute for credit will participate in a follow-up Blackboard discussion and applied assignment.