CONFERENCE

on neurodevelopmental conditions

 

keynote Speakers

*breakout speakers tba

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Dr. Elizabeth Pellicano

PhD in Psychology, Professor

Professor Liz Pellicano has long been committed to transforming autism science so that it more accurately reflects everyday autistic life.

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Dr. Laurent Mottron

MD, Psychiatrist, PhD in Psycholinguistics

Dr. Mottron is researcher-clinician specialized in the cognitive aspects of autism.

 
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an art fair
& social celebration

On Thursday night, we will celebrate the creativity and talents of Summit School students and other neurodiverse artists. View their showcased artworks and projects, and experience new perspectives through their performances (poems, songs, etc.).

 

schedule

Our event this year will run over two days.
The Thursday evening will celebrate Summit students through artwork and developmentally diverse performances.
On Friday, keynote and breakout speakers will host informative sessions.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

4:00 - 4:30 PM

New Residence Hall, Room TBA

Pre-Registration

For the conference.

4:30 - 6:00 PM

New Residence Hall, Room TBA

poster presentations

Research on neurodevelopmental conditions

Friday, October 28, 2022

8:45 - 9:30 AM

breakfast

A breakfast bar with coffee, croissants, and pastries will be available for attendees 

9:30 - 11:00 AM

Keynote session: Dr. Liz pellicano

The Foundations of Autistic Flourishing

At the core of all decent societies is an effort to enable all people to live full and flourishing lives. But what does a flourishing life look like for Autistic people? 

New Residence Hall, Room TBA

Presented in English

11:00 - 11:15 AM

break

Coffee and snack break

11:15 - 12:15 PM

Breakout session: Dr. Liz pellicano

What does a ‘good life’ really mean for Autistic people?

In this breakout session, attendees will be encouraged to debate and discuss what a ‘good life’ really means for Autistic people, sharing examples and accounts from multiple different perspectives.

New Residence Hall, Room TBA

Presented in English

Breakout session: Dr. alexis beauchamp-chatel

Pharmacological treatment and deprescribing in autism and intellectual disability

This presentation will examine the rationale behind the use of pharmacological treatment in autism and intellectual disability and the emerging field of deprescribing for unnecessary medication. 

New Residence Hall, Room TBA

Presented in French

Breakout session: SPEAKER TBA

New Residence Hall, Room TBA

Presented in English

12:15 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Lunch & Mingling

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Keynote session: Dr. Laurent Mottron

Is there an autistic way to learn language?

New Residence Hall, Room TBA

Presented in English

2:30 - 2:45 PM

break

Coffee and snack break

New Residence Hall, Room TBA

Presented in French

Breakout session: SPEAKER TBA

New Residence Hall, Room TBA

Breakout session: SPEAKER TBA

New Residence Hall, Room TBA

2:45 - 4:00 PM

Breakout session: Dr. Laurent mottron

Autism : differential diagnoses from childhood to adulthood

4:00 - 4:15 PM

Closing remarks

4:30 - 8:00 PM

New Residence Hall, Room TBA

art fair & cocktails

by Summit School artists and other neurodiverse creators. 

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poster presentations

We encourage researchers and students to submit a proposal to present their research on neurodevelopmental conditions through a poster presentation at our conference. The poster sessions will take place the evening of Thursday, October 27, 2022.

 

Register

 
 

our sponsors

If you or your company would like to sponsor our SCERT conference,
please contact our Event & Planning Operationalist,
Jesse Heffring, at: