Columbia University Announces 2010 Autism Conference

The Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities, in collaboration with the Leonard and Francis Blackman Lecture Series at Teachers College, Columbia University has announced a two-day autism conference. This conference is their 4th Annual Conference, and is entitled “Mind and Body in Autism.” The conference will bring together an interdisciplinary panel of experts. The panel will feature educators, psychologists, and physicians. The panel aims to address the challenges facing persons with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

The Conference also features the Leonard and Frances Blackman Lecture Series

The event will be held on April 16th and 17th, 2010. Each day begins at 9: 30 a.m. and ends at 4:45 p.m. This event is available for 3.0 CEUs. The autism conference is also available for non-credit, CEU. The Program Director for this event is Linda Hickson, Ph.D., Professor of Education

E D U C A T I O N A L   D E T A I L S
Teachers College academic credit courses available for degree and non-degree students:

HBSE 4880.002 (2 credits): Course requires attendance at the Mind and Body in Autism Conference, April 16-17 and participation in an online Moodle and BlackBoard component with readings and reflective papers beginning on January 20. For further information contact Dr. Christine Pawelski, cep24@columbia.edu.

HBSE 4880.001 (1 credit): Course requires attendance at the Mind and Body in Autism Conference, April 16-17 and participation in an online BlackBoard component with readings and reflective paper beginning on February 2. For further information contact Dr. Christine Pawelski, cep24@columbia.edu.

To register for academic credit courses, visit: http://listserv.tc.columbia.edu/t/1587665/5846093/190/0/

Registration and Payment Options
Note: Your application will not be considered complete until the relevant program fee has been paid. We encourage payment via our secure online system using a major credit card (e.g., Visa, MasterCard, American Express), a checking, or savings account.

Early registration is available through and including March 15, 2010:
Conference only: $100
Conference and 1.5 CEUs: $115

General registration is available from March 16, 2010 through and including April 15, 2010:
Conference only: $115
Conference and 1.5 CEUs: $130

Day-of registration is available on April 16, 2010:
Conference only: $125
Conference and 1.5 CEUs: $140

No registration is available on April 17, 2010. For autism the aconference registration and regular updates, please visit the following link: http://www.tc.edu/continuing/calendar.asp?EventID=7173

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact OASID by email at oasid@tc.edu or by telephone (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-2853 TTY, (212) 678-3854 video phone, as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, alternate format materials, and a campus map of accessible features.

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2 Comments

  1. dana read
    Posted January 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Would like more info on this conference. I am the parent of 2 little boys w/autism. This doesn’t really describe the content. Thank you.

  2. Posted January 26, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    That is all the info at that is available from Columbia at this time… will keep the site updated

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