The Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders (ASDD) SIG is pleased to announce opportunities to submit abstracts that will be considered for TWO exciting opportunities: the annual ABCT SIG poster competition and the ASDD SIG Pre-conference Meeting!


Submissions accepted as posters will be presented at the SIG Exposition and Opening Cocktail Party on Friday, November 16, 2018. To submit, please email the following information in a Word document to Nicole Capriola-Hall ( by August 27, 2018:

–       Title of presentation

–       Authors* and institutional affiliations

–       Conflicts of interest for authors (or N/A)

–       Indicate whether your submission should be considered as a POSTER ONLY or both a POSTER AND ORAL presentation. We will not be accepting ORAL ONLY presentations. Note that poster presentations will occur on 11/16/18 (SIG Exposition), and oral presentations will occur on11/15/18 (Pre-conference Meeting).

–       Abstract (250 word maximum)

*Please confirm in your email message that the presenter is an ABCT ASDD SIG member (required for submission). It is easy to become a member – simply contact our SIG leaders, Drs. Cy Nadler (, Brenna Maddox ( and Lauren Moskowitz ( to express interest.


We prioritize content drawing on cognitive, behavioral, and naturalistic/developmental traditions for AS/DD populations. For research submissions, data-based projects are preferred, although we will review submissions with data collection underway. Clinically oriented submissions for the pre-conference event should focus on topics related to CBT practice with ASDD populations; relevant dissemination and theoretically oriented presentations are also encouraged. The goal of the preconference is to allow for a more extended dialogue about relevant ASDD issues – if you have questions or suggestions about the pre-conference, please contact Brenna Maddox (

As a reminder, please plan your travel to make it to the Pre-conference meeting (Thursday afternoon, 11/15/18) and the ASDD SIG meeting (To be scheduled).


We look forward to receiving your submissions!