“ACT’s Focus on Research Conference 2023” Presentation Resources

Thank you for registering for ACT’s Focus on Research Conference 2023: Sensory Features and Anxiety in Autism: Implications for families and practitioners

Click on the links below to download handouts for each presentation time.

Day 1 Presentation Handouts

9:00 am – 9:15 am
Introduction by Michelle Schmidt

9:15 am – 10:15 am
Keynote Presentation by Connor Kerns, PhD

10:15 am – 10:45 am Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Panel: Experiences with Anxiety*

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Exploring Sensory Processing Subtypes in Autism
Nichole Scheerer, PhD

    1:45 pm – 2:25 pm
    Attention and Neurodivergent Sensory Experiences
    Patrick Dwyer, PhD (c)

    2:30 pm – 3:10 pm
    Using artificial intelligence to improve quality of life of autistic children with decreased sound tolerance
    Elina Birmingham, PhD & Siamak Arzanpour, PhD

    Day 2 Presentation Handouts

    9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Keynote Presentation by Tiffany Woynarski, PhD

    10:00 am – 10:30 am Break

    10:30 am – 11:45 am
    Panel: Early Development & Sensory*

    11:45 am – 12:15 pm Lunch

    12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
    Panel: Future in Research*

    *Indicates presentation does not use slides.

    Recording Access

    All registrants receive access to the recording of this presentation for 2 weeks, beginning Tuesday, May 2, and ending Tuesday, May 16.

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    Territory Acknowledgement

    ACT recognizes that we live and operate on the unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples. We are are grateful to be here on this territory and to these people who have been care takers of this land since time immemorial. We pay our respects to their continuing connection to Earth, waters and culture, and their Elders past, present and emerging.​

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