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Lecture hall 1 - 28 October 2017

09:00 - 11:15

Roxana Clinciu  - "Children's Diary" or "I Know Who I am"

Lili Covaci - Truth and fals facts about PECS

Adriana Balsanu - Socializing groups - opportunities for generalization and support for child integration with ASD in society

11:15 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00

Panel - Alternatives in education for children with Special Educational Requirements
Guests:  DIMCEA AURELIA (Special School Director - Valea Mare, Stefanesti-Arges)
              MARIA MĂDĂLINA TURZA, President of the European Center for the Rights of Children with Disabilities (CEDCD)
              PRISCILA LIPCIUC (parinte, homeschool educator)
              MIHAELA STAFIESCU (Director of a Step by Step School)

Moderator: SUSANA PLETEA (Editorial Director of Burda Romania)

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30

Panel - Autism at maturity. What happens to teenagers and adults with autism in Romania.
Guests:  SIMONA MARICA (doctor in psychology, clinical psychologist, clinical psychologist supervisor)
              MADALINA POTOROACA (primary physician in child and adolescent psychiatry, 19 years experience)
              CATINCA MATTICE (pearson with autism)
              ALINA VOINEA (parent)

Moderator: ANA MARIA NICA (Vicepresident of 'Uite cum cresc')

15:30 - 16:00

Cofee break

16:00 - 17:30

Simona Marica - Mith and truth about adults with autism

Alina Mirela Craiu (Trofin) - The importance of sexual education for ASD person

Lecture hall 2 - 28 October 2017

09:00 - 11:15

Gabriela Vilhelmsen - Developing playing skills in the child with autism

Gina Davis - Using the Attention Autism Programme in nursery settings – practical ways of using the programme to build social communication skills.

Raluca Vasilescu și Ana Maria Bogdan - Developing conversational abilities for childrens with autistic spectrum disorders

11:15 - 11:30

Cofee break

11:30 - 13:00

Panel - Therapeutic Approaches in Autism Recovery
Guests:
              Dr MIOARA CAZAC (Vice President of the Association "Children with Problems become Champion
s" (TEACCH)

              MIHAELA UNGUREANU, Director of the General Department for Social Assistance and Child Protection Sector 4, former Secretary of State at the National Authority for Disabled Persons
              LILI COVACI - Director of Pyramid Educational Consultants Romania - consultant in the Pyramid of Education Approach, psychologist and president of the Association of Pyramid Learning Center (PECS)
              DANIELA GAVANKAR - Specialist psychologist, behavior analyst, ABA consultant, AITA President

Moderator: ROXANA CLINCIU - Psychologist, Behavior Analyst

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30

Panel - The challenges of a couple's relationship when the child has special educational requirements
Guests: MIHAELA RIZEA (parent)
             DANIELA PERISTERI (cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, principal psychologist)
             RUXANDRA MATEESCU (parent, Supereroi printre noi coordinator)
             CARMEN VIERU (psiholog, lucreaza cu copii in gradinita, si parintii lor)

Moderator: RĂZVAN PERISTERI

15:30 - 16:00

Coffe break

16:00 - 17:30

Marius Theodor Zamfir - A new type of autism - "virtual autism"

Andy Webb - Team and project development in NGO