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October 2010

Issue 49

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ASD Research Forum

2010 AGM

Call for Research Participants

Upcoming Events

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ASD Research Forum

Time is running out to register for the ASD Research Forum, to be held next Thursday, 4th November. There are still some places available to attend this event, with registrations closing this Friday, 29th October.

This Forum is an opportunity to hear about Autism Spectrum Disorder research currently being undertaken by Victorian research teams, including undergraduate and post graduate students. The day will provide an opportunity to share common interests and concerns in the autism research field. It will be suitable for all autism researchers, students, clinicians and educators, as well as parents interested in Victorian autism research. The forum will focus on research matters, and participants should have a reasonable knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders and research methodology.

Professor Murray Maybery will present the keynote address on the unique patterns of thinking and perceiving in autism and a possible role for prenatal testosterone in its aetiology. Professor Maybery’s work on autism is conducted through the UWA Neurocognitive Developmental Unit and WACARE (the W.A. Cooperation for Autism Research and Education), and we look forward to his presentation on this fascinating topic. 

To download a registration form, please click here.

For a full program of the day, please click here.

Registration for the forum is due by close of business Friday 29th October.

2010 Annual General Meeting

Autism Victoria's 2010 AGM will be held on Wednesday November 24th at 7.30pm at Villa Maria (6 Studley Park Road, Kew). Invitations will be mailed out to all members this week. We are pleased to announce that Picture My World, a communication tool for adults with communication difficulties will be launched on the night. If you are interested in attending the AGM, please contact Grace on or by phoning (03) 9657 1605.

Call for Research Participants
The following research projects are currently calling for research participants. Visit our Research Page or click on the links below.

Fluoxetine for the treatment of restricted, repetitive and stereotyped behaviours in children and adolescents with autism

Autism and medication use

The role of parental appraisals, coping styles and family functioning in the wellbeing of parents of children with autism

Sleep in adolescents with Asperger's disorder or high functioning autism

Stress and coping in parents of autistic children

An education and skills training programme for parents of young adults with autism

Children's sleep patterns and psychological wellbeing

Teaching emotion recognition in young children with autism

Growth in boys with autism

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events

Various Dates: Become an ABA Therapist

School Terms: Social Skills Training Groups for children with ASDs

First Sunday of the Month: Autie Friendly Walking Club

Fourth Thursday of the Month: Autie Friendly Dinner Club

Fourth Sunday of the Month: SunTen Tennis Coaching Program


October 2010

27th October: ABIA Workshop: Choosing a curriculum

28th October: What Parents want to Know: Parent Education in Autism

26th October: Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorders Info Session for Families

November 2010

3rd November: ABIA Workshop: Generalisation

4th November: ASD Research Forum

4th November: What Parents want to Know: Parent Education in Autism

7th November: Walking in Autistic Shoes

8th November: Quality Childcare and Intensive Behavioural Intervention

8th - 10th November: Become an ABA Therapist

11th November: Drama for Everyday Life Information Evening

11th November: What Parents want to Know: Parent Education in Autism

13th November: Kid's Rock Musical BALOOMBAWOP

15th November: The Passionate Mind: How Individuals with Autism Learn

16th November: ABIA Workshop: Reinforcement

17th November: ABIA Workshop: Finding Order in Chaos

19th November: ABIA Workshop: Programs for high functioning children with Autism

22nd - 24th November: Become an ABA Therapist

26th November: ASDs and Core Management Strategies Info Session for Families

26th - 27th November: Secret Agent Society Practitioner Training Course

30th November: ABIA Workshop: Teaching Play

December 2010

14th-15th December: Seminar of Service Dog Programs for People with Psychological Needs

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