Autism education: Assessing progress towards meaningful targets

University of Birmingham
School of Education and School of Psychology

9th September 2011
9.00 – 4.30pm

Poynting Building, Edgbaston campus.

This conference on autism and education brings together leading experts from the UK and the USA who will present some of the latest developments in education research and practice. The particular focus of this event will be to showcase and discuss some of the critical ways in which children with autism can be assessed in school settings and how these assessments of progress can be related to meaningful targets, particularly for adult life. The conference programme includes:

Keynote: Taking what we have learnt from research into school settings: a partnership between researchers and practitioners – Dr Aubyn Stahmer, Rady Children’s Hospital & UC San Diego, US Keynote: Selecting targets for educating children with autism – Mrs Jude Ragan, OBE, Headteacher at Queensmill School, London.

The SCERTS assessment process: possible application for the classroom – Ms Emily Rubin, Yale University, US .

Autism education: assessing progress towards meaningful targets – Dr Glenys Jones, Autism Centre for Education and Research, University of Birmingham.

Being educated in the UK school system: The perspective of an adult with autism – Mr John Simpson.

PECS in the classroom: from assessment through to delivery – Ms Julia Biere, Clinical Director Pyramid UK.

How can neuropsychological baseline assessments be used in schools? – Dr Joe McCleery, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.

How can school-based practices influence positive outcomes for adults with autism – Dr Kerstin Wittemeyer, Autism Centre for Education and Research, University of Birmingham.

Panel discussion with questions from the floor: Autism Education: Assessing progress toward meaningful outcomes (Chaired by Sir Christopher Ball).

Panel discussants: Mr. John Simpson, Dr. Aubyn Stahmer, Mrs. Jude Ragan, Dr. Karen Guldberg.

For further information and to book your place for this conference please visit our website:
£20 concessions*; £35 professionals (when booked online**)
*Concessions: people on the autism spectrum; parents of people with autism; University of Birmingham staff and students
** Registration is available on-site on the day of the event for a £15.00 additional charge. Online bookings until 8th September.
Drinks and coffee provided; please bring your own lunch!

If you have any queries, please contact:
Joe McCleery
Telephone: 0121 414 9775
Kerstin Wittemeyer
Telephone: 0121 415 8148


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