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Opening presentation by Dr. Anthony Bailey, UBC with Panel Members: Dr. David Batstone, Dr. Jill Calder, Dr. Jonathan Down, Dr. Suzanne Jacobsen, Tamara Kulusic, Chris McIntosh and Arlene Zuckernick Co-sponsored by DWYER Tax LawyersRegister Online or use ourRegistration Form (pdf)About the WorkshopOver the past five years there has been a growing understanding of the diverse needs and abilities of adults with ASD, and the reality that our societies are not enabling adults with ASD to contribute and thrive. It is time to develop an agenda to ensure that British Columbia really is the best place on earth – for all our citizens – including the estimated 30,000 adults with ASD, most undiagnosed. While the focus of this symposium is on ASD, there will be much that is relevant to all citizens with developmental disabilities as well as for those who have high IQ’s but limited social understanding. About the PresenterAnthony Bailey is the new Chair of Child Psychiatry at UBC and is an expert in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Bailey trained at the Institute of Psychiatry in London before his appointment at the University of Oxford as the first medical Chair in the UK devoted to the study of autism. Dr. Bailey’s research has focused on eliciting the neurobiological basis of ASDs, using genetic, neuropathological and neuroimaging approaches. He is an active clinician seeing individuals across the lifespan. He has a strong interest in ASDs in the developing world and works in India, Africa and the Middle East.Dr. Bailey is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Autism Research, the journal of the International Society for Autism Research. He also contributed to the recent report by the UK National Audit Office, “Supporting People with Autism Through Adulthood,” which can be accessed at www.nao.org.uk/publications/0809/autism.aspx.
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