Speakers

In this inaugural year, we are honored to have a wide range of presentations from professionals worldwide. Each day will begin with a new keynote speaker and be followed by other equally inspiring individuals. Topics will range from the history of autism services through West African countries to specific diagnostic tools and therapy techniques being used internationally.  More details to come.

Schedule of Presentations
2011 IAPP Conference, Ghana

Thursday, 7 April 2011
7:30 AM Registration begins at the KAMA Conference Center
9:00 AM Opening Prayer
9:05 AM Opening Ceremony

Welcoming Address

Mrs. Serwah Quaynor, Autism Awareness, Care & Training Centre - Ghana

Group Photo
10:00 AM BREAK
10:15 AM Dr. Ebenezer Badoe, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital – Ghana
History of Autism in Ghana
10:55 AM Ms. Nana Akua Owusu, Awaawaa2 and Speech & Hearing Clinic – Ghana
Autism from the Perspective of a Speech Therapist in Ghana
11:35 AM Q & A Session
12:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM

Ms. Amanda Bulge, Multikids Academy
Parent Discussion Forum & Sharing of Stories

Ms. Kim Goldsmith, Special Education Teacher – US
Autism Abroad: What Students with Autism Are Doing in the United States, India & Japan

1:45 PM Sharing of Information & Closing Remarks
2:15 PM Autism Society of West Africa meeting
Friday, 8 April 2011
8:00 AM Arrival with Coffee & Tea in the lobby
9:00 AM Opening Prayer
9:05 AM Introductions & Announcements
9:15 AM Dr. Edward Asikhia, Home-Link Trust, Inc. - US
Sustainable Transfer and Development of ABA Technology in Africa: Challenges and The Limiting Contemporary Mindset.
9:55 AM BREAK
10:05 AM Mr. Okey Martins Nwokolo, Centre for Autism & Developmental Disabilities – Nigeria
Overcoming Barriers To Early Intervention for ASD in Africa
10:45 AM BREAK
11:00 AM Dr. Yinka Akindayomi, Children's Developmental Centre – Nigeria
The Overall Situation of Autism in Nigeria. Autism To Be or Not To Be.
11:40 AM Q & A Session
12:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM

Dr. Pamela Dixon Thomas, Autism Center Wayne State University – US
Autism Diagnostic Observations Schedule (ADOS) Workshop

Ms. Meghan Mulvenna, Special Travelers – US
Effective Techniques for Families with Young Children with Autism

1:45 PM Sharing of Information & Closing Remarks
2:15 PM Autism Society of West Africa Meeting
Saturday, 9 April 2011
8:00 AM Arrival
9:00 AM Opening Prayer
9:05 AM Introductions & Annoucements
9:15 AM

Ms. Dotun Akande, Patrick Speech and Languages Centre – Nigeria
The Foundation of the first Autism Center in Nigeria

9:55 AM BREAK
10:05 AM

Mr. Tommy Stamatios Gianoumis, Childrens Home Intervention Program – US & Senegal
ABA Training in Senegal

10:45 AM BREAK
11:00 AM Mr. Olumayowa Kushimo, National Health Service UK & Campaign for Autism Support and Awareness in Nigeria (CASAN) – UK
Autism in Black and Minority Ethnic Groups: A Focus on Current Research and Service Provision in the United Kingdom
11:40 AM Q & A Session
12:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM

Ms. Helen Nwanze, College of Medicine, University of Lagos - Nigeria
An Overview of Nigerian Children with Speech Disorders

Mr. Kojo Danquah Amankrah, Best Buddies - Ghana
One-to-One Friendship for Social Inclusion

1:45 PM Sharing of Information & Closing Remarks
2:15 PM Autism Society of West Africa Meeting
Sunday, 10 April 2011
12:00 AM

Arrival to the Dubois Center

LUNCH

1:00 PM Opening Prayer
1:05 PM Introductions & Annoucements
1:15 PM Chosen Vessels Choir – Ghanaian Performance Group
1:30 PM Mr. Auberon Jeleel Odoom - Inclusion Ghana
1:45 PM BREAK
2:00 PM The Pacesetters - Nigerian Performance Group
2:15 PM Ms. Chinelo Egwumba – TWB Scholarship Awards
2:30 PM Amandzeba
2:45 PM

Ms. Casey McFeely – Presentation of the Teacher’s Without Borders Award of Excellence in Autism Education

2:55 PM Chairman's Remarks
3:00 PM Vote of Thanks

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ASWA: The Autism Society Of West Africa