2021 – Virtual Conference

Register to join the ASDD SIG Pre-Conference on Thursday, November 18, 2021 (12pm – 3:30pm EST): https://bit.ly/ASDDsigPreconference2021

See below for the ASDD SIG Pre-Conference agenda:

12:00 – 12:15pmSIG Business Agenda Items
Welcome, Committee Updates, Awards 
12:15 – 12:30pmOral Presentation
The Impact of Adapted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for School-Aged Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Interfering Anxiety on Caregiver-Defined Goals  
Authors: Virginia Sklar & Jeffrey J. Wood
Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 
12:30 – 12:45pmOral Presentation
Coping with trauma by autistic individuals: A qualitative study of self and caregiver perspectives
Author: Anika Rai, Hira Peracha, Elise Ng-Cordell, Connor Kerns   
Affiliation: University of British Columbia
12:45 – 1:00pmOral Presentation
Understanding Barriers to Healthcare for Autistic Youth
Authors: Elizabeth A. DeLucia1,3, Angela Scarpa1,3, Kasey Stanton2, Christina G. McDonnell2.3
Affiliation: 1Virginia Tech; University of Wyoming; 3Virginia Tech Autism Clinic & Center for Autism Research
1:00 – 1:05pm5 Minute Stretch
During the stretch … 
– Poll for Best Student Research Award
1:05 – 1:30pmLightning Round
1:30 – 2:45pmPanel – Equity in Assessment and Treatment
Brian Boyd, PhD
Director, Juniper Gardens Children’s Project
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas

Nicholas Courgi

Serene Habayeb, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Children’s National Medical Center
Assistant Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Felice Orlich, PhD
Director, Community Outreach, Seattle Children’s Autism Center
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington
2:45-3:00pm15 Minute Stretch
During the stretch…
– SIG Symposium posters snapshots will be viewable via slideshow. 
– Use the Zoom chat to advertise open positions, training opportunities, etc
– Poll students on future breakout group ideas  
3:00 – 4:00pmStudent/Trainee Breakout Group
Final topics will be determined based on registrants’ interests.

Potential topics:
– Networking and career development in the time of COVID
– Grant writing
– Preparing for the internship haul
– Different career environments (academic medical center, university, clinical, research, training, etc.)
4:00 – 5:00pmVirtual Meet and Greet: Training and Employment Opportunities
5:30 – 6:30pmVirtual Happy Hour #1
9:00 – 10:00pmVirtual Happy Hour #2

Please join us at the end of the day for one (or both!) of the virtual happy hours based on your time zone, ABCT commitments, and life schedule!

Zoom Information:


Time: Nov 18, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/95028490493

Meeting ID: 950 2849 0493


Time: Nov 18, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/91382196285

Meeting ID: 913 8219 6285


Time: Nov 18, 2021 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://washington.zoom.us/j/95538277447

Meeting ID: 955 3827 7447