When: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. July 20 (Saturday)
Where: UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd., Denton
Registration: $75 for professionals/general public and $65 for students/UNT alumni; A grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities will provide free registration to a limited number of parents who have a child with autism and autistic self-advocates. Free registrations will be on a first come, first serve basis. To register or apply for free registration, visit autism.unt.edu/conference.
Media: Media are invited to attend, photograph, video and interview speakers and attendees. To request media passes, contact Kris Muller or Heather Noel.
The annual conference explores the most current evidence-based practices in autism intervention and research from experts at UNT and beyond. It’s geared toward individuals with autism, parents, teachers, students, researchers and service providers.
This year’s event will feature 16 breakout sessions covering topics such as the benefits of music for people with autism, navigating the pathway to diagnosis and care and the impact telepractice has for training autism teachers. Keynote speakers are Pauline Filipek, professor of pediatrics in McGovern Medical School’s Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and William Heward, professor emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University.
About the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center
The UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center, housed in UNT’s College of Education, provides families a resource for evidenced-base interventions and training, and comprehensive treatment, research and support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and allows UNT to bring together its long history of interdisciplinary autism services and research under one roof. The center allows families in the North Texas region and beyond to have access to services designed and implemented by a collaborative team of highly qualified researchers, professors and professionals in the fields of special education, applied behavior analysis, vocational rehabilitation, early childhood intervention, speech and language pathology, counseling and other fields in autism and disabilities intervention. The center also provides diagnostic evaluations and assessments, and conducts training for parents, families and professionals, including the annual Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference on the UNT campus. The KFAC serves as a site for ongoing basic and applied research, and its staff disseminates important research results in leading autism journals and at top conferences around the world.