Autism Conference

Learn about YAI's International Conference which will be held May 4 - May 7, 2015, in New York City and will feature a track on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Previous autism conference presenters have included:

 
Dr. Tony Attwood speaks at YAI's Autism Conference


Tony Attwood, Ph.D.

Dr. Attwood, a clinical psychologist, specializes in autism spectrum disorders. His book Asperger's Syndrome A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into twenty languages.  

   
 

Jed Baker, Ph.D. 

Dr. Baker is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He also directs social skills training for Millburn Public Schools in New Jersey. He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations.  In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on  the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. 

   
 
Dr. Vince Carbone speaks at YAI's Full-Day Conference on Autism

Vincent Carbone, Ed.D, BCBA 

Dr. Carbone, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Director of the Carbone Clinic, has been designing learning environments for people with development disabilities for more than 30 years. 

   
 
Dr Ami Klin

 Ami Klin, Ph.D.

Dr. Klin is the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Professor and Chief of the Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Emory University School of Medicine, and Director of the Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He directed the Autism Program at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine until 2010, where he was the Harris Professor of Child Psychology & Psychiatry.

   
 

Cathy Lord, Ph.D.

Dr. Lord is a clinical child psychologist who is world-renowned for her longitudinal studies of children with autism and for taking the lead in developing the autism diagnostic instruments used in both practice and research worldwide. Dr. Lord collaborates with colleagues around the world on the molecular genetics, patho-physiology and phenomenology of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

   
 

Fred Volkmar, M.D.

Dr. Volkmar is the Director of the Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine and Chief of Child Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. He researches the assessment and classification of ASDs.  

   
 
Photo of Michelle Garcia Winner

Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC

Michelle Garcia Winner is a speech language pathologist who specializes in the treatment of individuals with social cognitive deficits. She developed Social Thinking for the treatment of these individuals.


If you have questions, please contact Abbe Wittenberg at abbe.wittenberg@yai.org or 212-273-6472.