Leading Autism Researchers, Parents, Individuals with Autism To Share Information
Bethesda, MD — Occupational therapy practitioners will hear stories directly from families, learn from renowned experts and share community resources during a new Autism Specialty Conference scheduled for December 3-4 in Baltimore, MD.
The American Occupational Therapy Association designed the conference so practitioners could stay current in practice, evidence, and policy to meet the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.
Renowned experts leading the conference include Dr. Winnie Dunn, expert on sensory processing, author of Living Sensationally, and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas; Dr. Brenda Smith Myles, expert on Asperger Syndrome, author of numerous articles and books the topic, and associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas; Dr. Roseann C. Schaaf, expert in sensory processing deficits in children, author many publications, researcher, and Vice Chairman and the Director of Graduate Programs of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University.
Session topics include sensory needs, early childhood, adolescents and young adults, social communication, emerging leaders in research, evidence-based practice, and policy updates.
Media are welcome to attend with advance notice. Interested in speaking with a presenter? Please contact Beth Mullen at email@example.com or 301-652-6611, x.2963. Learn more about the conference at http://www.aota.org/Autism.
Founded in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 140,000 occupational therapists, assistants, and students nationwide. The Association educates the public and advances the profession of occupational therapy by providing resources, setting standards including accreditations, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. Based in Bethesda, Md., AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and assuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their individual potential. For more information, go to http://www.aota.org/.