Autism Spectrum Australia

APAC17 provisional program is now available

  • Posted: Thu, 11/05/2017 - 12:29pm


Following on from the success of the Asia Pacific Autism Conferences held every second year over the last eight years beginning in Sydney in 2009, the Asia Pacific Autism Conference 2017 (APAC 17) returns to Darling Harbour, Sydney to the new International Convention Centre.

The conference provides a tremendous opportunity to bring together members of the international autism community from across Australia, this region and from around the world in this wonderful new venue. The Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders is the conference convenor for the Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC) and the hosting organisation for APAC 17 is Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).

'Growing with autism' is the conference theme, reflecting the shift in autism research and practice to look beyond the early childhood and school years and focus on the whole lifespan for people on the spectrum.

The conference brings together people on the spectrum and their family members, service providers, researchers and policy makers as one community, so that people on the spectrum can realise potential and achieve their very best.

We have more than fifteen keynote speakers already committed to speaking at APAC 17 including Dr Peter Vermeulen from Belgium and Dr Barry Prizant, Professor Samuel Odom and Associate Professor Stephen Shore all from the USA. The keynote speakers represent many of the voices in the autism community including people on the spectrum, family members, researchers and practitioners.

The provisional program of workshops and speakers for APAC 2017 is now available

The Conference Committee looks forward to welcoming you to the Asia Pacific Autism Conference in September 2017.

Adrian Ford,

Chair, APAC 17 Organising Committee, and

Chief Executive Officer, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

APAC17 provisional program is now available