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20th – 22nd June, 2019 (Main Conference)
18th – 19th June, 2019 (Learning Journeys & Workshops)
Resorts World Convention Centre, Singapore



Dear partners in the autism community,

It is my absolute delight that Singapore will be the host country for the 2019 Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC).

This is the first time APAC is held outside Australia since its inception in 2009.

The conference theme – “Thriving with Autism” reflects our aspiration towards achieving quality of life for all persons with autism, their families and the professionals serving in the community.


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Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

The Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis will provide graduates in psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, paediatrics or psychiatry with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in multidisciplinary team assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Graduates from the program will be able to complete discipline-specific assessments of children and adults presenting for ASD diagnosis, prepare appropriate reports, effectively coordinate their work with other members of multidisciplinary teams and work responsibly in an agency providing diagnostic services.

More details on Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis can be downloaded here

Online applications for February 2019 intake open 1st August 2018 and will close 31st October 2018.

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ASfAR success at INSAR

ASfAR members had extraordinary success at the recent INSAR meeting in Rotterdam in May. In addition to the many papers and posters presented at the meeting by Australian scholars, our inaugural ASfAR lifetime member, Professor Margot Prior, received the society’s highest award, the INSAR Lifetime Achievement Award.  A very proud moment for those of us there.
Professor Cheryl Dissanayake receiving an INSAR Fellowship from Professor Sally Rogers, Chair, INSAR Fellowship Committee, INSAR 2108 in Rotterdam​.
Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, ASfAR vice-President, was one of 10 scholars to  receive an inaugural INSAR Fellowship in recognition of her sustained contribution to autism science. Another proud moment.  Finally, Dr Melissa Scott was one of three scholars to receive an INSAR Dissertation award.
Professor Cheryl Dissanayake receiving a lifetime award on behalf of Professor Margot Prior from Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, President of INSAR, INSAR 2108 in Rotterdam
ASfAR congratulates Professor Margot Prior, Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, and Dr Melissa Scott on these excellent and well deserved outcomes.
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