Poster Presenters

The Winner of the Poster Competition is Gabriel Cohen


Gabriel Cohen
University of Bangor, UK

Effects of video on coaching trainers to teach Autistic adults self-care skills

Noga Adler
Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Haifa, Israel
Higher empathic embarrassment in autism spectrum conditions 

Miki Arnon
Shekel, Israel
SHEKEL, Community Services for People with Special Needs 

Dr. Sunita Maleku Amatya
Anesthesiologist, HoD
Chairperson, AutismCare Nepal, Gairidhara, Kathmandu Nepal, Nepal
The possible reason in Delayed Diagnosis of Autism in Nepali context 

Tamara Awerbuch-Friedlander
MSc, Ph.D.
Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Cognitive-developmental systems approach in the treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder – a 12 months study 

Michal Balaish
Development of an independent employment functional ability in autistic children 

Lorena Benarroch
MD, MsSc
Hospital de Clínicas Caracas, Immunology Pediatric Unit, Caracas, Venezuela
Possible role of heavy metal toxicity in a population of Children with different forms of Autism, Allergy and Recurrent Infections 

Krystal Browne
BBNSc, GDipPsych
Candidate, Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Deakin University, Australia
Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Sarah Clemerson
University of Birmingham, School of Education, UK
Autistic people’s perception of and functioning in space: what makes this problematic? 

Haneen Copty-Diab
M.S.c student
Hadassah Hospital Jerusalem, Israel
The Role of OTase Gene (LNPEP) In Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 

Noga ElHassid
Moving Toy Building
Moving Toy Building Workshop 

Alan Gutierrez
Johnson Center, USA
Elemental Diet in the Treatment of Two Children Diagnosed with Autism Presenting with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Preliminary Findings of an Open Label Prospective Study 

Julia M. Guzman
UMDNJ-Newark Therapy Services, USA
A Retrospective Analysis of Participation and Functional Outcomes of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Receiving Occupational Therapy Services in Urban School Settings


Orit Hetzroni, Ph.D., and Galit Arbeli

University of Haifa, Israel

Categorization Deficits as a Basis to Language Impairment in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Orit Hetzroni, Ph.D., and Roni Ohn

University of Haifa, Israel

Children with ASD and Parents: Parent perception of child’s communication skills influencing nature of interaction.


Amos Ivry
Florence University, Italy
Altered Feeding Behaviours and Eating Disorders Symptoms in Subjects with Mental Retardation and Autism Spectrum:  A Comparison 

Dr. Ephraim Katz
Prescott Medical Communications Group, USA
1. Memantine for the Treatment of Autism: Summary of the Phase II Clinical Development Program
2. Memantine for the Treatment of Language Abilities and Communication in Autism: Review of Data from Patients with Moderate to Severe Alzheimer’s Disease
3. An Open-Label Study of the Safety and Tolerability of Memantine in Children with Autism: Report of Study Design and Adverse Events

Sonia Mastrangelo
PhD, Professor
Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada
The use of videoconferencing oversight to administer the Miller Method autism early intervention program: Implementation, Goals and Outcomes 

Maria Martzoukou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Prosodic effects on sentence comprehension: Evidence from individuals with Asperger 

Jill Miller-Horn
Stony Brook University Medical Center, USA
Are children with autism predisposed to having photosensitive seizures? 

Adi Ne’eman and Orit Hetzroni, Ph.D.
University of Haifa, Israel
Child Dyads: A model for representing interactions between parents and their child with communication disorders. 

Nufar Sukenik
Language and Brain Lab, Tel Aviv University And Sagol School of Neurosciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Comprehension, production and reading of complex sentences in children and adolescents with ASD.

Ekaterina Trifonova
Gene Engineering Lab
Institute of Cytology and Genetics
Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences Novosibirsk, Russia
Integrated model of mTOR/PI3K signaling and serotonin pathway as potential biomarkers for ASD diagnosis

David Tzuriel
School of Education, Bar Ilan University Ramat Gan, Israel 52900
Proverbial Understanding, Local Coherence, and Metaphorical Thinking of Children in the Autistic Spectrum 

Elizabeth Voss
Bethel University, Minnesota, United States
Watson’s Caring Science Theory Approach to the Autism Puzzle -Voss Engagement Model 

Lior Wolf
School of Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
A computational metabolic model utilizing genome-wide expression profiling supports key metabolites previously linked to autism