Autism Association ACT
Biennial Australian Autism Conference

Autism Spectrum: Pathways To Understanding

Rydges Lakeside Canberra
Workshops: 30 September, 2004
Conference: Friday, 1 October - Sunday, 3 October, 2004

Presenters' Biographies

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Jeanette McAfee, M.D.

Keynote presentation: The Good, The Bad, and the Funny:  A Journey Through High Functioning Autism
Workshop presentation: "Navigating the Social World: A Workshop presenting social/emotional skills programs"
Dr. McAfee is a physician who has a child of her own with high functioning autism. She is internationally recognized for her work developing social-emotional skills training programs for individuals with high functioning autism, Asperger's syndrome, and related disorders.
Jeanette is the founder and director of Social Solutions, an organization that provides individual and group social-emotional skills training, drama courses for individuals with AS/HFA, school assessments and program development, and other consulting services .  Jeanette is the author of the best-selling book, Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals With Asperger's  Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and Related Disorders.
Dr. McAfee presents at conferences and workshops within the United States and internationally.

Isabelle Hénault, M.A., P.h.D

Workshop presentation: Healthy Sexuality: Adaptive Skills for Individuals with Asperger ís Syndrome
Isabelle Hénault is a sexologist and psychologist from University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada. Her practice and studies have focused on providing education and support to individuals and couples who have autism and Asperger's syndrome. She has developed a sex education program and works with groups  to increase their understanding of sexuality. She is presently collaborating on an international research initiative on the development of social and sexual skills for individuals with Asperger's syndrome.

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