We’re heading out to The National Autistic Society’s 11th Autism-Europe International Congress in Edinburgh 16-18 September 2016.
Autism Europe is an international congress dedicated to sharing advances in practical and scientific knowledge about autism to as broad an audience as possible, including researchers, professionals, parents and self-advocates. We are looking forward to discussing our Sing to Say™ app with this wide-ranging audience.The theme of the 2016 Congress is Happy, healthy and empowered with a focus on the most recent developments including: causes, genetics, diagnosis, early intervention, treatments, education, support, employment, as well as the evolution of knowledge, rights and services for autistic people.
Another key focus of the Congress will be future developments in knowledge and technologies for autistic people that may soon become an integral part of everyday life. I’ll be following this, along with the early intervention and education topics, closely and will post my thoughts and observations here on the Sing to Say™ blog. Another interesting activity associated with the conference is the 7th International Art Exhibition of People with Autism arranged in conjunction with Autismo Burgos. First organized in 1997, the competition aims to stimulate creativity and artistic expression among people with autism. The virtual exhibition can be seen online here and is available today. Take a minute and have a look. You can vote for your favorite here. A prize will be awarded for the artwork with the most votes.
The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome and PDA) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.