The XI Autism-Europe Congress took place in Edinburgh this year, hosted by the National Autistic Society and with headline sponsors Axcis Education. Autism-Europe’s international congresses are dedicated to sharing advances in practical and scientific knowledge about autism to as wide an audience as possible, including researchers, professionals, parents and self-advocates.
The theme of the 2016 congress was Happy, Healthy and Empowered and it featured presentations on topics such as diagnosis, early intervention, employment and rights and services for autistic people. All the plenary presentations and panel discussions from the main auditorium were filmed and we’re delighted to link to these videos below.
We have collated all the available presentations from the plenary and workshops sessions and you will also find the abstracts of all the presentations on the Autism Europe website.
Cure v’s acceptance of autism (panel discussion) - Dr Virginia Bovell et al
Self-control and challenging behaviour: the why’s and what’s of behaviour management in autism - Bo Hejlskov Elvén
Pathways in and out of problematic sexual behaviour in autism - Dr Rachel Loftin et al
The importance of critical life moments: an explorative study of successful women with autism spectrum disorder - Amanda Webster, Susanne Garvis
Focusing on happiness and wellbeing: defining outcomes for autistic people from a different perspective - Dr Peter Vermeulen
Autism today: what we do and don't know - Professor Fred R Volkmar
Towards a new science of autism: building a participatory framework - Professor Liz Pellicano
The cultural origins and futures of autism spectrum disorder: Professor Roy Richard Grinker
Autism practice today – where are the gaps? - Professor Tommy MacKay
ASD EU and EU AIMS research projects: results and future impact - Dr Manuel Posada et al
Social Stories™: Reflect, Reboot, Reimagine - Carol Gray
The deprivation of liberty of autistic people (panel discussion) - Dr Yo Dunn et al
Women and girls (symposia) – Charlene Tait et al
Improving health outcomes for autistic people: AASPIRE's work with the healthcare toolkit - Dr Dora Raymaker
Autism and ageing - Dr Wenn Lawson
Being a professional in the autism field: what the most important tools are (and how to use them) - Gunilla Gerland
Author: The National Autistic Society
Date: 7 December 2016