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

2022 – Day with the Experts: Autism Flyer

Augmentative and Alternative Communication(AAC) and Autism: An Introduction and Some Fundamentals
Jennifer Seale, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video |Powerpoint Slides (pdf) | Diapositivas del power point en español
Understanding Depression in the Context of Autism
Sara Warner, PsyD
Video |Powerpoint Slides (pdf) | Diapositivas del power point en español
Panel Discussion
Nancy Alar, Moderator

2021 – Day with the Experts: Autism Flyer

Behavioral and Brain Effects of Videogame-Based Balance Training in Autism
Brittany Travers, PhD
Video | Powerpoint Slides (pdf)
How Are You Feeling?: Managing Feelings in an Overwhelming World Through the Lens of Autism
Madeline Barger, MS, LMFT, BCBA, CST and Alyssa Walsh, PhD
Video | Powerpoint Slides (pdf)

2020 – Day with the Experts Autism 2020 Flyer

Anxiety on the Spectrum
Danielle Scholze, MD and Martha Walter, PhD
Video | Powerpoint Slides (pdf)
ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder
James Li, PhD
Video | Powerpoint Slides (pdf)
Working Together: Education and Support for Young Adults with ASD and their Families
Leann DaWalt, PhD
Video | Powerpoint Slides (pdf)
Clinician Panel
Community Panel

2019 FlyerFull Video

Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Measure Brain Microstructure in ASD
Douglas Dean, III, PhD
Video |Powerpoint Slides (pdf)
Heath and Aging on the Autism Spectrum
Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick, PhD, MSW
Video |Powerpoint Slides (pdf)
Sex on a Spectrum: ASD, Sex Education, and Behavior
Madeline Barger, MS, LMFT, BCBA, AASECT-CST
Video | Powerpoint Slides (pdf)

2018 Flyer

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)

2017 Flyer

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

2016 | Flyer |

Behavioral Concerns in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Alyssa Walsh, PhD
PowerPoint Slides (pdf)
Factors Associated with Outcomes and Quality of Life in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
PowerPoint Slides (pdf)
Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC): Supporting a Spectrum of Communication Needs and Skill Development
Julie Gamradt, MS, CCC-SLP, Director, Waisman Center Communication Aids and Systems Clinic
PowerPoint Slides (pdf)

2015 Flyer | 2014 Flyer | 2013 Flyer | 2012 Flyer | 2011 Flyer | 2010 Flyer | 2008 Flyer

*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.”