IV International conference
"Autism. The world of opportunities"
November, 29-30 / 09:00–18:00
Kazakhstan, Almaty, Narxoz University, 55 Zhandossov st.

About the organizer
The Bulat Utemuratov Foundation is a multi-project foundation founded in 2014. The mission of the Fund is to help Kazakhstan become a better place for people to live today and in the future, through the implementation of projects in the field of healthcare, education, culture and urban planning. The idea ofcreating the Fund belongs to its founder Bulat Utemuratov.

Since 2015, the Bulat Utemuratov Foundation has been implementing the program "Autism. One world for all". Today, in the cities of Astana, Almaty, Kyzylorda, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Aktobe, Uralsk, Shymkent, Taraz, Petropavlovsk, Pavlodar and Karaganda, 11 Asyl Miras autism-centers are successfully operating. More than 200 teachers who have been trained in the best world practices by international experts help improve the quality of life of children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

Important figures: 14,382 children of children completed programs at the Asyl Miras centers, the skill of children in intervention programs improved 2 times on average.

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"Asyl Miras"
IV international conference "Autism. World of opportunities" will take place on November 29-30, 2022. Leading international experts in the field of autism research, developers of advanced methods from all over the world are invited to the conference. In addition to lecturers, foreign experts and specialists working with people with ASD, parents of children with ASD and all interested parties are invited to the conference.
▼ Who will be interested in the conference?
  • specialists in the field of education, healthcare, social protection;
  • teachers;
  • psychologists;
  • speech therapists and defectologists;
  • managers, and everyone who is interested in learning more about ASD and its study in the world and in Kazakhstan.
▼ What will be at the conference?
  • lectures and seminars;
  • panel discussions;
  • master classes on all educational programs and useful seminars from experienced specialists of the Asyl Miras centers;
  • Live communication during coffee breaks, exchange of information and experience.
The conference program
1st day, November 29th, Tuesday
8am-9am
Registration of participants
Getting the necessary information on the conference and handouts at the registration desk
9:00-9:05
Greetings from the Private foundation "Bulat Utemuratov Foundation"
Professor of Medicine, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bulat Utemuratov Foundation, Almaty, Kazakhstan
9:05-9:10
Video greeting from conference speakers and fund partners
9:10-9:50
Almaz Sharman
Professor of Medicine, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bulat Utemuratov Foundation, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Joseph Buxbaum,
Professor
Director of "Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai"
Topic: "Autism. Modern scientific views" – Interview of professor Almaz Sharman with Professor Joseph Buxbaum, Director of "Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai"
9:50-10:10
Keith Wargo MFin, MBA, Autism Speaks, New York, USA and Andy Shih PhD, Autism Speaks, New York, USA
Theme: "Delivering Answers: New Opportunities to Enhance the Wellbeing and Outcomes of Autistic People and Their Families Worldwide"
10:10-10:40
Professor Stephen Shore, Adelphi University, New York, USA

Theme: "4 A's of Autism: Awareness to Acceptance to Appreciation to Action as a Pathway to Fulfilling and Productive Lives"
11:30-12:40
Panel discussion, representatives of the Ministries of Education, Health, Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Topic: Representatives of the Ministries of Education, Health, Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan
12:40-13:00
Marat Aitmagambetov,
Bulat Utemuratov Foundation
Topic: "Initiatives of the Bulat Utemuratov Foundation: Autism Centers for Supporting Children with Autism (ASD) "Asyl Miras"
14:00-14:30
Nathan Call, PhD, BCBA-D, professor of pediatrics, Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, USA
Theme: "Techniques to Reduce Behaviors of Concern and Crisis Behavior Displayed by Individuals with Autism"
14:10-14:40
Seth Clark, MA, Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, USA
Theme: "Supporting kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities who may display escalated or crisis behaviors"
14.40-14.55
Connie Kasari, PhD, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Theme: "Peer relationship at school for children with autism"
14:55-15:10
James Partington,PhD, BCBA-D, Consultant Psychologist, California, USA
Theme: "Programming for Success: Critical Elements of Effective Intervention for People with Autism"
15:10-15:25
Joanna Kwasiborska-Dudek, PhD, Neuro-speech and language pathologist Warsaw, Poland
Theme: "Three stages of early interventions for young children with ASD"
15:25-15:50
Tatyana Morozova, Clinical Psychologist, "Naked Hearts" Foundation, Russia and Svyatoslav Dovbnya, Pediatric neurologist, "Naked Hearts" Foundation, Russia
Theme: "Inclusion of children with ASD in kindergarten"
15:50-16:10
Vitaly Malinovsky
Master of Medicine, pediatric psychiatrist, Republican Psychological-Medical-Pedagogical Commission, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Theme: "Actual issues of differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and receptive speech disorders in children"
16:50-18:00
Practical Seminar

Seminar № 1. Nathan Call, PhD, BCBA-D, professor of pediatrics, Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, USA
Theme: "Assessment & Treatment of Problem Behavior"
16:50-18:00
Practical Seminar

Seminar № 2. Antonina Shangraw, PhD, BCBA-D, Clinical Director, Behavior Matters LLC, Alaska, USA
Theme: "How to write a working behavioral plan?"
16:50-18:00
Practical Seminar

Seminar № 3. Lev Tolkachev, MBA, "Work in Progress" Publishing, Larnaca, Cyprus
Theme: "100 first days of parents after diagnosis"
16:50-18:00
Practical Seminar

Seminar № 4. Alexander Sorokin, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Haskins Laboratory, New York, USA
Theme: "Gold standard for diagnosing autism "ADOS-2""
2nd day, 30th of November, Wednesday
9:00–9:30
Antonina Shangraw, PhD, BCBA-D, Clinical Director, Behavior Matters LLC, Alaska, USA
Theme: "Organization of the environment for ABA classes at home"
9:40-9:50
Temple Grandin PhD, Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado, USA and Stephen Shore, Professor, Adelphi University, New York, USA
Theme: "Autism from the inside"
9:50-10:45
Parents experience:
Gulbahar Akhmetova: "The long and difficult journey of my child with ASD"
Elvira Shin: "Temirkhan - life after the JASPER program"
Dauen Iliyas: "The story of my success"
Gulbahar Akhmetova (Shymkent), Elvira Shin (Almaty), Dauen Iliyas (Kyzylorda).
11:30-12:00
Stephen Shore Professorб Adelphi University, New York, USA
Theme: "Opening Doors for Employment: Promoting Success for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum"
12:10-12:40
Filiz Polat, PhD, Professor and Research Chair in Inclusive Education at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
Theme: "Results of a study in the field of inclusive preschool education and care in Kazakhstan"
13:50-14:20
Alexander Sorokin, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Haskins Laboratory, New York, USA
Theme: "Museum inclusion for people with autism"
14:30-15:20
Representatives of the Partner Funds "Bolashak", "Dara", "DOM", "Ashyk Alem"
Topic: "Issues of inclusion in the Republic of Kazakhstan"
15:50-17:00
Workshops in parallel sessions

Workshop № 1. "Early Support for Children on the Autism Spectrum"
Conducted by Giacomo Vivanti
PhD, Associate Professor at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute,
Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
15:50-17:00
Workshops in parallel sessions

Workshop № 2. "LEITER-3" diagnostics"
Conducted by Alexander Sorokin, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Haskins Laboratory, New York, USA
15:50-17:00
Workshops in parallel sessions

Workshops № 3. The Assessment of Functional Life Skills (AFLS)»
Conducted by James Partington, PhD, BCBA-D, Consultant Psychologist, California, USA
15:50-17:00
Workshops in parallel sessions

Workshops № 4. "The Marcus Autism Center (MCPP) Crisis Prevention Program"
Conducted by Seth Clark MA, BCBA, Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, USA
15:50-17:00
Workshops in parallel sessions

Workshop № 5. "Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, Engagement and regulation"
Conducted by Connie Kasari PhD, Distinguished Professor, Los Angeles, USA
15:50-17:00
Workshops in parallel sessions

Workshops №6 "How to open Asyl Miras?"
Conducted by employees of the Bulat Utemuratov Foundation: Kamila Lukpanova, Irina Aksenova, Ilyas Ibragimov
15:50-17:00
Workshops in parallel sessions

Workshops №7. "Coverage of the topic of ASD by the media, bloggers"
Conducted by Deputy Director for PR of the Bulat Utemuratov Foundation Yerzhan Suleimenov
17:00-17:20
Stephen Edelson PhD, Executive Director, Autism Research Institute, San Diego, USA
Topic: Aging in Autism
17:20-18:00
Marat Aitmagambetov
Director Bulat Utemuratov Foundation
Topic: "Development of the Asyl Miras project of the Bulat Utemuratov Foundation"

The Resource Center's plans
Speakers
  • Almaz Sharman
    Chairman of the Board of Bulat Utemuratov Charity Foundation, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, President of the Academy of Preventive Medicine, President of the Republican Public Association "National Center for Healthy Nutrition", Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Antonina Shangraw
    PhD, BCBA-D, Certified Behavior Analyst, Director of the ABA Center in Colorado, Clinical Director, Behavior Matters LLC, Alaska, USA
  • Giacomo Vivanti
    PhD, Associate Professor, A.J. Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, USA
  • Seth Clark
    MA, BCBA, Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, USA
  • Alexander Sorokin
    Candidate of Sciences in Biology, specialist in biological and psychological diagnostics of autism and other developmental disorders, Haskins Laboratory, New York, USA
  • Stephen Shore
    full-time professor at Adelphi University and adjunct at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NY, USA
  • Connie Kasari
    PhD, Distinguished Professor of Human Development & Psychology in the School of Education with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Andy Shih
    PhD, Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks, USA
  • Filiz Polat
    PhD, Professor and Research Chair in Inclusive Education at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • James Partington
    PhD, BCBA-D, counseling psychologist, California, USA
  • Joanna Kwasiborska-Dudek
    PhD, Neuro-speech and language pathologist; special educator, ESDM certified trainer and therapist, coach for parents of children with ASD in the P-ESDM model, ADOS-2 and BOSA diagnostician, Warsaw, Poland
  • Keith Wargo
    MFin, MBA, President and CEO of Autism Speaks
  • Temple Grandin
    PhD, Distinguished Professor, Colorado University, USA
  • Svyatoslav Dovbnya
    Pediatric neurologist, Naked Heart Foundation expert‎ (Russia), visiting professor at the Department of Neurology at the University of New Mexico (USA), Russia
  • Tatyana Morozova
    Clinical psychologist, Naked Heart Foundation expert‎ (Russia), visiting professor at the Department of Neurology at the University of New Mexico (USA), Russia
  • Nathan Call
    PhD, BCBA-D, Professor of Pediatric, Associate Division Chief of Clinical Affairs, Autism & Related Disorders in Emory University School of Medicine,

    Director of Clinical Affairs, Interim Vice President of Marcus Autism Center; Interim Chief of Psychology Section Clinical Director for Behavioral/Mental Health of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, USA
  • Vitaly Malinovsky
    Master of Medicine, pediatric psychiatrist, Republican Psychological-Medical-Pedagogical Commission, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Lev Tolkachev
    MBA, Head of "Work in Progress" Publishing, Online course administrator for "Denver Model Early Intervention: Introductory Certification Course", "Denver Model Early Intervention: Core Certification Course", Publishing house "Work in progress", Larnaca, Cyprus
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