ASDD SIG Events at ABCT 2019

2019 Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities (ASDD) Pre-Conference

ASDD Special Interest Group – Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Thursday, November 21st

Marcus Autism Center, Bellsouth Room (2nd floor)

1920 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

1:00-1:20 Welcome from the ASDD SIG and Marcus Autism Center Karen Bearss, ASDD SIG Co-Leader Brenna Maddox, ASDD SIG Co-Leader Ami Klin, Director of Marcus Autism Center
1:20-1:50 Atypical Social Communication Leads to Positive First Impressions Among Peers with Autism Spectrum Disorder Jessica Granieri, Stony Brook University
1:50-2:40 Overview of Marcus Autism Center Programs and Services    Diagnostics – Laura Dilly    Early Intervention – Michael Siller    Research – Warren Jones    Severe Behavior – Joanna Lomas Mevers    Feeding – Will Sharp
2:40-3:00 Tour of Marcus Autism Center (with one of the above 5 options)
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:15 Keynote Address: It Takes a Village, Patience, Flexibility and Luck: The Evolution of the Facing Your Fears Program Judy Reaven, University of Colorado, JFK Partners
4:15-4:45 Lightning Round Brenna Maddox, University of Pennsylvania
4:45-5:00 Breakout Group Introductions Hannah Morton, Binghamton University
5:00-5:30 Breakout Groups (Stay tuned for more info)
6:00-? SIG Happy Hour at The Painted Pin (

Please note:

  • Please RSVP by clicking here! Seating is limited.
  • This event is FREE for students (undergrad through postdoc) and $25 for professionals (cash or Venmo, payable at the event).
  • Lightning round details – anyone who would like to participate will stand and share the following info in 30 seconds or less:
  • Who are you?
  • Where do you work?
  • What do you do?
    • Research interests/approaches
    • Clinical focus
    • Teaching/supervision
  • One quick “plug”
    • Interesting project on the horizon
    • Open training/faculty position
    • Upcoming event, publication, or anything else