Autism Association ACT
The Autism Council of Australia
Biennial Australian Autism Conference
Autism Spectrum: Pathways To Understanding

To view abstracts of the conference papers – click here

To view the actual conference programme – click here

To view/download Prof. Gillberg’s Keynote Address presentation – click here


Friday, 1 October – Sunday, 3 October, 2004
Venue: Rydges Lakeside Canberra

[Registration from the morning of 30 September.]


The conference will be preceded by a day of focused workshops at the National Museum of Australia on Thursday, 30 September.

Papers + Presentations + Workshops + Poster Presentations

Keynote Speakers

Professor Christopher Gillberg
Dept of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Göteborg University, Sweden

Keynote Address:

 Autism Spectrum Disorders -
Are we there yet?

Dr Jeanie McAfee
[Author: Navigating the Social World; see 
Dr McAfee's internet site here.]
Keynote Address:
The Good, The Bad, and the Funny: 
A Journey Through High Functioning Autism

Dr Tony Attwood
[Author, trainer and diagnostician; see Dr Attwood's internet site here.]
Keynote Address:
Managing Emotions: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children with Classic Autism and Asperger's Syndrome


Professor Christopher Gillberg, "Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity in Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Dr Jeanie McAfee, "Navigating the Social World: A Workshop presenting social/emotional skills programs"
Dr Isabelle Hénault, M.A., Ph.D., "Healthy Sexuality: Adaptive Skills for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome"

Go to this page for more details on the workshops.

Read presenters' biographical details here.

Each workshop has limited places - register your interest early

Registrations for the workshops or the conference are invited from people who have an ASD, parents, professionals, and researchers who are interested in attending the workshops, the conference or both. Please complete the registration form [Word] or [Pdf] and return it to the conference team, at the address on the form. For more information, please e-mail the conference team at Autism ACT.


Please see registration form for other conditions and details

For more conference information, please e-mail the conference team at Autism ACT.

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