For Immediate Release
US Autism & Asperger Association Aligns With Autism Society of Washington
Prominent Autism Organizations Collaborate for USAAA 2011 World Conference
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – March 10, 2011 - US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc. (USAAA), www.usautism.org, holds its 6h annual World Conference in Seattle, Washington October 27-30. Some of the world’s most renowned autism experts will present new interventions and new research in both education and medicine. USAAA is collaborating with Autism Society of Washington (ASW), www.autismsocietyofwa.org, to host the upcoming conference. Other local autism organizations and state agencies will be supporting the conference.
"USAAA is very excited to be aligned with Autism Society of Washington, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of all affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in Washington State,” said Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD, CEO of USAAA. “The main focus of our conference is ‘Autism Education and Treatment: A Path to Wellness’ and bringing families together through support, hope, possibilities and solutions.”
Connie Allison, State Administrative Director of ASW added, “We are thrilled to be a part of the USAAA World Conference which brings cutting edge information from leaders in medical/biomedical and behavioral/developmental treatments and interventions of autism to our community.”
USAAA’s unprecedented conference format, which was introduced at last year’s conference, will continue at this year’s 6th annual conference. “This format, called a ‘conference of panels’, features keynote presentations which segue into the themed panel workshops,” said Dr. Kaplan. “This structure differs from the customary conference format of strictly individual presentations and concurrent sessions. As a result, attendees can focus on the area being presented rather than being overwhelmed by the choices of many simultaneous lectures.”
The conference will feature workshop panels that include Medical/Biomedical Cutting Edge Interventions and Treatments; Continuums of Functioning and Transitioning Forward; Self Advocacy - Experiences, Perspectives, and Challenges; Behavioral/Developmental Approaches; Support Services; Post Secondary Education; Siblings of individuals on the autism spectrum; Adjunct Therapies; Nutrition, plus more.
In addition to the presentations and workshop panels, there will be an expo featuring many national and local exhibitors showcasing their many products and services, including new therapies, which in many cases have dramatically improved the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
About US Autism & Asperger Association:
US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for Autism Spectrum Disorders education, support, and solutions. The goal of USAAA is to “Provide the Opportunity” for individuals to achieve their fullest potential. For more information, please visit www.usautism.org or call 801-816-1234 or 1-888-9AUTISM.
About Autism Society of Washington:
Autism Society of Washington is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of all affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in Washington State. To learn more about ASW, please visit www.autismsocietyofwa.org or call 1-888-ASW-4-YOU.
Contact: US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc.
www.usautism.org or www.usautism.org/contact_us.htm
Contact: Autism Society of Washington