November 7-8, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Astana

THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

«AUTISM. THE WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES»

About the Conference

The second international conference "Autism. The World of Opportunities" of Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation is an opportunity to improve knowledge on autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

The conference is intended for a wide range of researchers and decision-makers, practitioners - teachers and educators, clinical specialists, medical professionals, parents and representatives of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In October 2016, the Foundation successfully held the First International Conference "Autism. The world of Opportunities", the main purpose of which was the exchange of information on world trends, problems and opportunities, innovations and effective models of cooperation between researchers, educators, clinicians and families.

In the framework of the Second International Conference, the emphasis will be made on innovative approaches, methodologies and practical diagnostic tools and interventions, as well as on the latest researches and methods for ASD correction.

The list of speakers consists of the world-famous researchers, creators of methods and institutions and includes Dr. William Partington's Behavior Analysts (USA), A.J. Drexel Autism Institute (USA), Center for Autism Research & Treatment at the University of California (USA), Medical School of Oregon (USA), Marcus Autism Center (USA), Kasari Laboratory at the University of California, Federal Resource Center for Complex Support of Children with ASD of the Moscow State Psychological and Pedagogical University (Russia) and many others.

Agenda

November 7
8.00-9.00
Registration of participants
9.00-9.30
Welcome speech

Dr. Almaz Sharman Chair of the Board of Trustees, Bulat Utemuratov Foundation

9.30-11.30
Clinical Translation of Genetic Findings in Child Psychiatry

Dr. Jacob Vorstman, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Associate professor Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Canada

Coffee-break/Press-conference
12.10-12.30
Genetics research presentation by Nazarbayev University

Dr. Chee Kai Chan Co-Director Genetics at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, Kazakhstan

12.30-13.00
Panel discussion
Lunch
14.00-15.00
Intensive Approach to Treatment for Feeding Disorders

Dr. Valerie Volkert, BCBA-D, “Partington Behavior Analysts” Founder, USA

15.00-15.30
Panel discussion
Coffee-break
16.00-17.30
Early Intervention: the JASPER model

Jonathan Panganiban, Doctoral Student, Kasari Lab, UCLA, USA

17.30-18.00

Panel discussion

18.00-18.15

Wrap-up, questions/answers

November 8
08.45-09.00
Warm up
09.00-10.20
The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills - Revised (ABLLS-R) introductory overview

Dr. James W. Partington, BCBA-D, “Partington Behavior Analysts” Founder, USA

10.20-10.40
Panel discussion
Coffee-break
11.00-12.00
De-escalation and Crisis Management Tech-niques to Reduce Problem Behavior Displayed by Individuals with Autism

Seth Clark, BCBA, Behavioral Clinical Practitioner, Marcus Autism Cen-ter, USA

12.00-12.20
Panel discussion
Lunch
13.20-14.50
Workshops in parallel sessions
13.20-14.50

ASD identification, diagnostics and description: adequate methods choice and their interpretation (зал Ballroom III+IV)
Dr. Diana L. Robins, Professor and Leader of the Research Program in Early Detection and Intervention, AJ Drexel Autism Institute, USA

Appraisal of Effective Interven-tions for Pediatric Feeding Dis-orders (зал Ballroom I+II)
Dr. Valerie Volkert, Researcher and clinician, Marcus Autism Center, USA

Coffee-break
15.10-16.40
Workshops in parallel sessions
15.10-16.40

Effective methods of diagnosis – ADOS 2 (зал Ballroom I+II)
Aleksander Sorokin Principal researcher at the newly-founded Federal Resource Center for ASD at the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Russian Federation

Using ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) to establish basic learner repertoire and commu-nication skills (зал Ballroom I+II)
Dr. Andresa De Souza, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Postdoctoral Fellow at Marcus Autism Center, USA

Coffee-break
16.50-17.10
The best practice of service delivery to children with ASD in Kazakhstan

Karlygash Zhagiparova Head of the “Asyl Miras” autism center in Astana, Kazakhstan

17.10-17.30
Presentation of the experience of "Hand in Hand" NGO

Anara Asanalieva Head of the Program on Applied Behavior Analysis, "Hand in hand" Center, Kyrgyzstan

Заключительная сессия
17.30-18.00
Final session and closing ceremony

Dr. Almaz Sharman, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Bulat Utemuratov Foundation

18.00-20.00
Gala dinner for the conference participants

Speakers

Dr. Jacob Vorstman

MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Associate professor Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Canada

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Dr. Valerie Volkert

Researcher and clinician, Marcus Autism Center, USA

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Aleksander Sorokin

Principal researcher at the newly-founded Federal Resource Center for ASD at the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Russian Federation

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Dr. James W. Partington

BCBA-D, “Partington Behavior Analysts” Founder, USA

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Dr. Diana L. Robins

Professor and Leader of the Research Program in Early Detection and Intervention, AJ Drexel Autism Institute, USA

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Dr. Andresa De Souza

Ph.D., BCBA-D, Postdoctoral Fellow at Marcus Autism Center, USA

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Seth Clark

BCBA, Behavioral Clinical Practitioner, Marcus Autism Center, USA

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Dr. Chee Kai Chan

Co-Director Genetics at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, Kazakhstan

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Jonathan Panganiban

Doctoral Student, Kasari Lab, UCLA, USA

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Presenter

Karlygash Zhagiparova

Head of the “Asyl Miras” autism center in Astana, Kazakhstan

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Anara Asanalieva

Head of the Program on Applied Behavior Analysis, "Hand in hand" Center, Kyrgyzstan

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Moderators

Dr. Almaz Sharman

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Bulat Utemuratov Foundation

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Marat Aitmagambetov

Director of Bulat Utemuratov Foundation

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Conference Dates November 7-8, 2017
Conference beginning 09:00

Materials of the conference will be put on the Foundation Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMU3fy0NjfA&feature=youtu.be

: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uQhFgu0a-I&feature=youtu.be

And also on the Foundation webpage: facebook.com/AutismAsylMiras/