Hussman Institute for Autism: Advancing Discovery, Embracing Differences, Enabling Communication, Presuming Ability

The Hussman Institute for Autism is committed to research that promises to improve the lives of individuals with autism, their families, and the communities that support them by (1) creating a continuum of supports to address immediate needs for evidence-based naturalistic teaching methods, communication, behavior, and inclusion; and (2) advancing the understanding of the causes and neurological basis of autism.  • Understand the collaborative, evidence-based, and naturalistic programs and research offered by the Hussman Institute for Autism • Understand Hussman Institute for Autism’s lines of research in neuroscience and its translation to the lives of individuals and families with autism  • Understand the principles that guide the support programs at the Hussman Institute for Autism: presuming competence, communication access and supports, naturalistic teaching, positive behavior supports, sensory and movement differences, social engagement, inclusive education, and daily/community living.  • Find ways to partnership, take part of the institute in different capacities because too often, individuals on the autism spectrum are studied, assessed and supported without their cooperation, participation, or input. People with autism can contribute important perspective, and reveal areas of need that might not be apparent.

  • DAY 1. The Thursday Poster Presentation SessionThursday, December 4, 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Grand Ballroom North B (Set Up will be 1:30 to 4:30 PM)
  • DAY 2. The Small meeting sessionsFriday, December 5, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Mtg Planner Office A
  • BEST Posters AwardsFriday, December 5 at 2:10 PM. Grand Ballroom North B