Free Public Lecture for Parents, 29 August 2019
The Curtin University Autism Research Group (CARG) and Telethon Kids Institute Autism Research Team are pleased to invite you to a free public lecture “Children with ASD at school: Inclusion, integration, and improvement” presented by Professor Connie Kasari from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Location: Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre, Building 213 Curtin University, Bentley
Date: Thursday, 29 August 2019
Registration and Refreshments: 5.30pm to 6.00pm
Presentation: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Please RSVP, places are limited and for catering purposes.
About the lecture
Behavioral interventions have been critical for improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Notable achievements include the improved numbers of children with optimal outcomes, and the larger number of children accessing the regular curriculum. Despite these gains, our school programs often fall short of achieving complete social integration and optimal outcomes of many children with ASD. This talk will discuss several studies of interventions aimed at helping children to become more socially included at school. While studies take place at school with the goal of having the teaching staff implement the interventions, suggestions for what parents can do to help their children will be highlighted.
About the speaker
Connie Kasari is a Professor of Human Development and Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Since 1990 she has been on the faculty at UCLA where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses, and has been the primary advisor to more than 60 PhD students. She is a founding member of the Center for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA. Her research aims to development novel, evidence-tested interventions implemented in community settings. She leads several large multi-site studies including a network on interventions for minimally verbal school aged children with ASD, and a network that aims to decrease disparities in interventions for children with ASD who are under-represented in research trials. She is on the science advisory board of the Autism Speaks Foundation, and regularly presents to both academic and practitioner audiences locally, nationally and internationally.