AEIOU Foundation Autism Research Forum, 14th September 2012, Brisbane

AEIOU Foundation’s inaugural Autism Research Forum, featuring Professor Rita Jordan, will take place in Brisbane on 14 September 2012 and will showcase professional expertise, cutting-edge research, and new developments in the field of autism. The forum welcomes local and international experts to discuss a range of topics including the DSM-5, environmental risk factors for autism, the genetics of autism, and more. In addition, a special workshop will be hosted by Professor Jordan on Thursday 13 September 2012. Further information is available in the attached flyer.

This forum would be of interest to medical practitioners, allied health professionals, educators who work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as researchers and students with an interest in ASD.

Bookings can be made at

Call for Abstracts

The AEIOU Research Advisory Group invites abstract submission for review in all disciplines relevant to autism spectrum disorders for poster presentations at the AEIOU Autism Research Forum on Friday, 14 September 2012. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 31 August.

Submitters should download the abstract template which may be submitted to Dr Jessica Paynter via email ( Posters will be reviewed by AEIOU’s Research Advisory Group and notifications will be made by 7 September 2012. Presenters of accepted posters will be offered the discounted registration concession rate to attend on the day.

AEIOU 2012 Call for Abstracts Template


Hello. My name's Jon Brock. I'm a Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the ARC Centre for Cognition and its Disorders and the Departments of Cognitive Science and Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My research focuses on cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in developmental disorders including autism, Williams syndrome, and Down syndrome. Publications can be downloaded here. My CV (pdf) can be downloaded here. As well as this blog, I've also written for the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, and The Conversation. Translations of some of my posts can be found on the Spanish-language website Autismo Diario. This blog is for interest only and should not be seen as a substitute for professional advice. Opinions expressed are my own (at the time of writing).

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