Autism Summit 2017: Part I

Date: Apr 19, 2017 to Apr 20, 2017

Description

Meeting of the Minds and Honoring Diversity in Research

Below please find a .pdf of the program agenda.

Summit 2017 Agenda


Information about Summit 2017:

Autism Summit 2017 will take place in Princeton, NJ on April 19-20, 2017 by invitation. The goal of the Summit is to engage in an interdisciplinary discourse seeking an integrated understanding of the nature of ASD, biological, psychological and social. Speakers, NJ ACE experts and participants will address the following areas of focus:

  1. Informing NJACE Research: Etiology of ASD, Eric Courchesne, PhD
  2. Informing NJACE Research: Cross and Multidisciplinary Inquiries into ASD, Margaret L. Bauman, MD
  3. Informing NJACE Research: Life Span Interventions and Supports for ASD, Declan Murphy, MD
  4. Informing NJACE Research: Diagnostic and Classification Systems in ASD, Martha R. Herbert, MD PhD
  5. Informing NJACE Research: Neurodiversity and Social Views of ASD, Roy Richard Grinker, PhD


Feedback from Summit 2015:

On Friday, September 18, 2015, the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence (NJ-ACE) Coordinating Center at Montclair State University (CC-MSU) convened the first statewide Summit to highlight research being conducted in New Jersey to better understand the nature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

More than 180 individuals, representing families, educators, providers, researchers, and policymakers attended the NJ ACE Summit 2015. All participants were invited to complete a feedback form to share their satisfaction with the event and their perceptions on its usefulness. Of the 186 individuals who registered for and attended the event, 85 completed a feedback form (47% response rate). The findings are summarized in the attachment below.

Summit 2015 Feedback