Geneva Centre for Autism Int’l Symposium: Nov. 3-5

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On November 3-5, the Geneva Centre for Autism will be hosting its Autism 2010 Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium.  The symposium has been held every year since 1986 to provide a medium where autism experts and those affected by autism can communicate and learn from each other.  Over 1,800 participants are expected in 2010.  This year it will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in Toronto.

The conference is broken down by sessions, with each session outfitted with an array of luminaries.  Some examples of the types of sessions include: Asperger, Challenging Needs, Early Intervention, Current Research, Treatment Approaches, Family Issues, Education, and more.

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Among the stellar list of speakers, is Temple Grandin, Ph. D.  Outside of her work within the autism community, Dr. Grandin has written a New York Times bestseller (“Animals in Translation”), and is renowned expert in the livestock industry.  A film based after her life, starring Claire Danes, was released in 2010 by HBO.

Besides original lectures, attendees can also see and learn about cutting-edge products at the Symposium’s exhibition.  The exhibition will be presenting research and products from developmental centers and schools, to speech and hearing devices, to games and toys.

Last but not least is one of the most unique facets of the conference; the art galleryThis will host artwork created by individuals with autism.  The artists hail from England, Canada, USA, France, Scotland, and Japan.  Attendees will be able to view original watercolor paintings, pottery, photographs, and listen to music.

For those interested in learning more about the conference, or registering for it, Click on link: Geneva Center for Autism: International Symposium 2010

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