Our 24th annual Advances in Autism Conference was a virtual event hosted online on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Established in 1996, brings together academic, parent and community groups to participate in thoughtful and informative presentations. The goals of the conference are to teach attendees about recent advances in understanding autism – the causes, brain development, and current treatments.
This year, the Advances in Autism Conference focused on Profound Autism.
Autism is a spectrum, affecting each person diagnosed with the disorder in unique ways. Individuals who are more severely affected may have a lack of verbal and nonverbal communication skills, sensory challenges, cognitive difficulties, and often have simultaneous conditions such as epilepsy, anxiety or gastrointestinal diseases.
Our accomplished speakers presented material to help attendees further understand the needs of profoundly affected individuals.
The presentations from the conference were recorded and are available to replay on the conference portal through April 2021.