ASfAR 2020 Conference Wellington NZ (online)

ASfAR is pleased to announce that ASfAR 2020 is to be held online on December 10th and 11th, hosted by Autism New Zealand and Victoria University.

*** PLEASE NOTE – Due to COVID19 restrictions the Conference will be ONLINE ONLY *** 

Autism in Adolescence and Adulthood

10 – 11 December 12:00pm – 8:00pm NZDT

Information about registration

(deadline for registration is the 4th December 2020)

Step 1 

Make sure you are a member of ASfAR

Step 2

Log into the ASfAR members area and follow the instructions to register for the conference. Go to:

  • Conference attendance is free with membership
  • Registrations close 4 December 2020

Information about ASfAR 2020 online conference programme

Please see the links below for the provisional conference programme. Please note that this is subject to changes and that currently the provisional programme is in NZ time. The final programme will be published soon and will include times in different time zones and the Zoom links to ease planning.

Download the provisional posters’ programme (pdf)

Download provisional oral presentations’ programme (including keynotes, invited speakers, symposia and oral presentations) (pdf)


Keynote and Invited Speakers

Professor Hilde Geurts, University of Amsterdam
Autism in late adulthood: What does the future hold?

Professor Jeff Sigafoos, Victoria University of Wellington
Enhancing Communication: 50 years of progress

Minds for Minds Research Network
Exploring the genetic lanscape of autism in New Zealand

Dr. Damian Santomauro, University of Queensland
Estimating the epidemiology and health metrics of the autism spectrum: Where to from here?

Dr. Wenn Lawson, Macquarie University
Does ‘Extreme Demand Avoidance’ (EDA) exist?

Professor Liz Pellicano and Dr. Melanie Heyworth, Macquarie University
The everyday realities of life during COVID-19: Insights from Australian autistic people and their families

For more information contact: Larah van der Meer on