2010 International Autism Conference

Past Conference co-sponsored by Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices. Hosted by ICare4Autism, International Center for Autism Research & Education


July 5 and 6, 2010 at the Ramada  [download PDF flyer]

Visit http://www.icare4autism.org/2010-conference/ for more information

Medical Research and Practice

Neuropsychopharmacology of Autism
Symptom Domains

Eric Hollander, M.D. – USA
Chairman, Advisory Committee Icare4autism
Research Psychiatrist, Montefiore Medical Center
University Hospital
of Albert Einstein College
of Medicine

Modern Approaches to the Study of the
Genetics of Autism

Eli Hatchwell, M.D., Ph.D. – USA
Chair of Genetics for Icare4autism
2010 Conference
Director of the Genomics Core Facility and Associate Professor, SUNY at Stony

Integration of Behavioral Practices
with Medical Care for People on the Autism Spectrum

Beth Diviney, Ph.D, BCBA   -USA

Animal Models of Autism
Yoav Kohn, M.D. – Israel
Advisory Committee Icare4autism 2010 Conference
Director, the Donald Cohen Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department Jerusalem Mental Health
Center, Hebrew University-Hadassah
School of Medicine
Medical Advisor

Treatment of Self Stimulatory Behavior
in Children with Autism through Non-Contingent Reinforcement and Sensory

Sigal Tidhar-Paz, MA,
Advisory Committee Icare4autism 2010 Conference
Haifa University,
Intern at Lovaas Israel
Site, Behavioral Analysis Advisor

Speakers: listed in alphabetical
order, by last name

Intersubjectivity, Affective
Neuroscience, and the Neurobiology of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Kenneth J. Aitken, Ph.D. – Scotland

Detection and Treatment of Infants
with Very Early Signs of Autism

Hanna Alonim, Ph.D. – Israel
Director of Mifne
Center in Rosh
Pinna, Israel

Genetics: Inverted Dup 15/idic(15)
Agatino Battaglia, M.D., DPed, DNeurol –
Contract Professor of Child Neuropsychiatry, Post-Graduate
Medical School
in Child Neuropsychiatry, University of Pisa

Model of the Implementation of the
Integral Social Intervention within School Settings for HFSAD

Prof. Nirit Bauminger, Ph.D.
School of Education, Deputy Head, Al Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Children with ASD with and without
Special Abilities: A comparative study

Esther Ben Itzchak Ph.D. -Israel
Head of Communication Disorders Department Ariel University Center of Samaria

The Integrative Basic Emotional State
Specifier in ASD

Dorit Ben Shalom, Ph.D. -Israel
Zlotowski Center
for Neuroscience, Ben
Gurion University

Mono-channel Processing and Hyper
Perception in Cases of Severe Autism

Yoram Bonneh, Ph.D. – Israel
The Center for Brain and Behavior Research,
University of Haifa

Genetics: Fragile X
W. Ted Brown, M.D., Ph.D. – USA
Director, NYS Institute for Basic Research in DD

Advanced MR Imaging in Young Children
with Autism

Dafna Ben Bashat, PhD -Israel
The Functional Brain Imaging Center,
The Wohl Institute for Advanced Imaging,
Tel Aviv
Sourasky Medical
Center, Tel Aviv,

An Integrative Model for Including
Children with ASD in General Education Settings

– A Practical Lesson in

Bringing ABA
to China- The Wucailu
Center for People with ASD

Eitan Eldar, Ph.D., BCBA – Israel
The ABA Center,
Zinman College, Israel,
President of Israel
Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Behavioral Variability with the ASD
Clinical Phenotype

Kenneth D. Gadow, Ph.D. – USA
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY at Stony Brook

Novel Technologies Being Explored to
Enhance Interaction in Children with ASD

Eynat Gal, Ph.D. and Tamar (Patrice) L. Weiss, Ph.D.    –

Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health
Studies, University
of Haifa

Curriculum for People with ASDs/ An
International Model of Service Delivery for People with ASDs

Doreen Granpeesheh, Ph.D. – USA
Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Animal Models of Autism
Lior Greenbaum, M.D. – Israel
Biological Psychiatry Laboratory
University Medical

CNVs and Genome-Wide Association

Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D. – USA
Director of the Center for Applied Genomics

Sensory Processing Abnormalities and

Tal Kenet, Ph.D. – USA
Instructor at Harvard
Medical School
and a Principal Investigator in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department
of Neurology

Autism in the Developing World
Dhavendra Kumar, MD FRCP FRCPCH FACMG.
– UK
Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Institute
of Medical Genetics, University
Hospital of Wales,
Cardiff University,

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Southern
Israel: Prevalence, Comorbidity and Age of Diagnosis among Jewish and Bedouin

Gal Meiri, M.D. – Israel
Child Psychiatrist, Soroka
Hospital in Beerr Sheva

Diagnostic Clarity – The Key to
Effective Care in Autism

Kevin O’Shea, M.D., FRCPsych, DCH –
Consultant Psychiatrist – Learning Disability

Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices School
and Center for Children with ASD: Applied Behavior Analysis in

Gili Rechany, BCBA -USA

Applied Behavior Analysis

Amos Rolidor, Ph.D., BCBA – Israel
Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences,
Emek Yezreel
Academic College

Development of Individualized
Treatment for Children with Autism/ Translation of a Naturalistic Behavorial
Intervention: Adapting PRT for the Classroom

Laura Schreibman Ph.D. – USA
Professor, University of California, San Diego; Principle Investigator USCD
Autism Research Program
Augmentative and Alternative
Communication Intervention

Stephen von Tetzchner, Ph.D.– Norway
Professor, Psychology Department, University
of Oslo

Risk Factors for Autism: The Role of
Prenatal and Birth Complications and Parental Measures

Ditza Zachor, M.D. – Israel
Pediatric Neurology and Child Development, Director of The
Autism Center,
Assaf Harofeh
Medical Center,
Tel Aviv University,

Multiple Complex Developmental
Disorders (MCDD): A valid diagnosis?

Gil Zalsman, M.D. – Israel
Child Psychiatry Resident, Geha
Psychiatric Hospital,
Petach Tikva, Israel

The State of Services for Kids with PDD in Israel
Ofer Zeevy -Israel
Parent of Child with PDD

Early Development in High Risk

Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, M.D. – Canada
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the
University of Alberta