University of Wisconsin–Madison

Autism Day with the Experts – Document and Video Archive

Boy with autismThis event offers participants an opportunity to learn about research being conducted on Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Waisman Center, and to hear firsthand from a panel of people diagnosed with an ASD or their allies.

Please check the Waisman Center Events page to learn about the next Autism Day with the Experts.

Since 2004, the Waisman Center has collaborated with the Autism Society of Greater Madison to host its annual Waisman Center Day with the Experts: Autism. The day features presentations about some of the latest advances in autism research and answers to audience questions from a panel of experts—individuals diagnosed with ASD and family members.

Previous Events

2018 Flier

Where is My Child? Safety at Home and When Traveling
Amy Lyle, MSSW
Video | Powerpoint Slides (pdf) | Handout – Safety Resources (pdf)
Eating and Mealtime Challenges in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Karla Ausderau, PhD, OTR/
Video | Powerpoint Slides (pdf)
Biofeedback-Based, Videogame Balance Training in Autism
Brittany Travers, PhD
Video | Powerpoint Slides (pdf)
Panel Presentations – Clinician & Family and Consumer Panel

2017 Flier

ASD Unplugged: Managing Internet Use with Safety and Understanding Across the Lifespan – Madeline Barger, MS, LMFT
VideoPowerpoint Slides (pdf)
Insights from Families of Children with Autism – Sigan Hartley, PhD
VideoPowerpoint Slides (pdf)
Change, Choice, and Opportunity: Guiding Transitions for Children, Teens, and Young Adults with Autism and Their Families – Molly Murphy, PhD, BCBA-D, 
VideoPowerpoint Slides (pdf)
Family and consumer panel

*not held in 2009

Quotes from past participants

“Hats off and a big thumbs up to ALL who had anything to do with today’s event. There was a lot of information presented in a very efficient manner. It was especially eye opening to hear from your panel of experts.”

From the mom of a young teen with ASD who has accessed community resources in the past, but has also experienced barriers with getting help. About the day: “… it gives me feelings of hope again. Sometimes you get down and this got me going again. It was close, free and easy to get to.”