Adventures in Autism conference takes place July 27, followed by DREAM 2013 Benefit Concert with rock bands

Nationally recognized autism researchers and practitioners will speak about the latest developments in their fields at the University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center's 5th Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference on July 27 (Saturday).

After the conference, local bands will rock the stage in a benefit concert to raise money for the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center.

Dr. Katherine Loveland

Dr. Brian Reichow

The conference features two keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Brian Reichow of the Yale University Child Study Center will discuss "Evidence-Based Practices: From Focal Interventions to Comprehensive Treatment Models"
  • Dr. Katherine Loveland of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will talk about "The Transition Age Young Adult with ASD/Asperger's." 

Other presentations will cover research developments that will be of interest to special educators, behavior analysts, speech and language pathologists, audiologists, parents and other autism service providers.

The benefit concert from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 27 (Saturday) in the atrium of the Business Leadership Building will feature:

  • School of Rock
  • Old Warhorse
  • Goodnight Ned
  • Blue Bear
  • The O's
  • Fate Lions
  • Jess and the Echoes (Jess Kellner of Jess and the Echoes competed on this season of NBC's "The Voice")

The cost of the DREAM 2013 Benefit Concert is $15.

The conference and benefit concert are sponsored by Autism Comprehensive Educational Services, Inc.

About the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center

The UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center, housed in UNT's College of Education, provides families a resource for comprehensive autism spectrum disorders treatment, research and support and allows UNT to bring together its long history of interdisciplinary autism services and research under one roof. The center allows families in the North Texas region and beyond to have access to high-quality services designed and implemented by top researchers, professors and professionals in the fields of special education, applied behavior analysis, early childhood intervention, speech and language pathology and other fields in autism and disabilities intervention.

-Ellen Rossetti, News Promotions

Visit the conference website for registration and more information.