FEBRUARY 23-24, 2019



1. Teaching language and communication to children with autism - evidence based protocols
2. Integration of Behavioral Science with Speech and Language Pathology for more effective interventions
3. Multidisciplinary approach to manage challenging behaviors - Behavioral, Occupational Therapy, speech Therapy and Medical Management
4. The relative advantages and disadvantages of autism screening tools and diagnostic tools
5. Occupational therapy Interventions -Treatment of visual, tactile, auditory, vestibular and proprioceptive challenges
6. Medical and Pharmaceutical interventions for Autism
7.Role of Stem Cell Therapy and current state of evidence
8. Management of Sleep disorders in children and adolescents with autism


Individuals / Professionals: Rs.5000/-
Parent (kids with ASD): Rs.4000/-
Parent Couple (kids with ASD): Rs.7000/-
Poster/Paper Presenter: Rs.6000/-
Workshop: Rs.1000/-
Individuals / Professionals(group of 4): Rs.16000/-


Contact:Manoj Sharma
A/c Name:Behavior Momentum India Foundation
Bank Name:Axis Bank
A/c Number:913020054324672
IFSC Code:UTIB0001744
MICR Code:110211118
Branch:Sector 110,Noida


Child care facility available for 2 days on First-come, First-served basis at BMI centers- HRBR Layout, Jayanagar, Sarjapur

Charges Rs. 750 / Day
Timings: 8.30 am to 6 pm

HRBR Layout: +91 9900019922
Jayanagar: +91 9900019924
Sarjapur: +91 9900019923


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Ajit Prabhu Foundation
cerverus Digital Solution

FEBRUARY 23-24, 2019






Heading Topic Faculty
Speech Language Pathology Gaining instructional control and strategies for SLPs to work with children with autism Dr. Lina Slim-Topdjian and Dag Stromberg
Medical Managing sleep disorders with children with ASD and ADHD Dr. Rashmi Adiga
Medical Autism Screening and diagnostic tools Dr. Himani Khanna


Day 1 - 23 February, 2019
Start End Sessions Topic Speaker
09:00 AM 09:30 AM Inauguration
09:30 AM 10:00 AM Session 1 Parents as pivots for collaboration between the medical community and evidence-based intervention providers for persons with autism Dr. Shekhar Seshadri
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Session 2 Is there a role for pharmacotherapy in autism? If so what is the evidence? Dr. Jeeson C. Unni
10:30 AM 11:20 AM Session 3 The impact of Applied Behavior Analysis on the Autism landscape Dr. Bridget A. Taylor
11:30 AM 11:45 AM Poster Session Tea
11:45 AM 11:55 AM Session 4 Insurance coverage for autism - A pioneering initiative by government of Tamil Nadu Dr. Darez Ahamed
11:55 AM 12:25 PM Session 5 Diagnostic tools for ASD (DSM 5 based) and other neurodevelopmental disorders: Going e- way Dr. Sheffali Gulati
12:25 PM 01:10 PM Session 6 Global best practices in conducting speech therapy sessions for children with autism Dr. Lina Slim-Topdjian
01:10 PM 01:30 PM Session 7 Affordable ABA in India - possibility or a dream? Recommendations from personal and professional experiences Dr. Smita Awasthi
01:30 PM 02:15 PM Lunch
02:15 PM 03:00 PM Panel Discussion-1 Review of child's progress through interdisciplinary collaboration Moderator:Mr. Sridhar Aravamudhan
Panelists: Dr. Jeeson C. Unni,Dr. SheffaliGulati, Dr. Maria Grace, Anjali Joshi, Dr. Smita Awasthi
03:00 PM 03:45 PM Session 8 Pain and its management in individuals with autism Dr. Djea Saravane
03:45 PM 04:00 PM Poster Session Tea
04:00 PM 06:00 PM Trinity 1 Managing sleep disorders with children with ASD and ADHD Dr. Rashmi Adiga
04:00 PM 06:00 PM Trinity 2 Latest Trends in Speech-Language Therapy for Children with Autism: From Assessment to Implementation Dag Stormberg, Dr. Lina Slim Topdjian
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Kensington Hall Autism Screening and diagnostic tools Dr. Himani Khanna
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Kensington Hall
Panel Discussion-2
Addressing Feeding Issues in Children with Autism. Why Interdisciplinary collaboration is necessary ? Dr. B.S. Premalatha, Ms. Masilamani, Ms. Patricia Pratheeba
Day 2 - 24 February, 2019
Start End Sessions Topic Speaker
Concurrent Paper Presentations – Few topics are
Trinity 1
Chair: Dr. Amrita Panda
Trinity 2
Chair: Ms. Antara Roy
Kensington Hall
Chair: Dr. Maria Grace
09:00 AM 09:20 AM Management of Sexual Issues in Autism -Dr. Amrita Panda Importance Of Pre-Requisite Learning Skills Development In Early Intervention For Dev. Disorders -Ms. Harini Srinivasan Procedural memory in children with Autism-double disassociation -Dr. Maria Grace
Multidisciplinary Approach To Autism And Let Them Fly -Ms. Shweta Raulji Fluency Training Interventions to Address Speech Sound Disorders and Articulation-Mr. Sridhar Aravamudhan, BCBA
09:40 AM 10:00 AM Enabling Social Safety In ASD Population Through The Use Of Visual And Conceptual Tools -A So Safe Model -Ms. Patricia Pratheeba. Closing Skill Gaps In General Education School Setting -Ms. Geetika Kapoor Inducing first instances of speech in non-vocal children -Dr. Smita Awasthi
Reducing Tantrums Using ABA Based Communication Training -Antara Roy, BCaBA An Oral Sensory Motor Approach to Treating Speech Clarity -Ms. Chitra Thadathil
10:20 AM Special Session:Multi-tiered StrategyTo Tackle Autism AtState Govt. Levels-Dr. Smita Awasthi Using Communication Training and Differential Reinforcement toReduce Self Injurious Behavior-Ms. Jeyameena Dhandbalan, BCBA Value of finding high/medium/low preferred items on improving independentresponding-Ms. Razia Ali, BCaBA
10:40 AM 11:00 AM Poster Session Tea
11:00 AM 11:30 AM Session 9 Mental illness such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder in ASD population Dr. Jai Ranjan Ram
11:30 AM 12:00 PM Session 10 Early Diagnosis of Autism Dr. Pratibha Singhi
12:00 PM 12:30 PM Session 11 Genetics of Autism: Where do we stand. Can we predict recurrence? Dr. Lokesh Lingappa
12:30 PM 01:00 PM Session 12 Addressing sensory needs of young children with autism. Dr. Anjali Joshi
01:00 PM 01:45 PM Lunch
01:45 PM 02:15 PM Session 13 Chelation-harmful, non-evidence based and yet popular? “Parents, stop being vulnerable” Dr. Puja Kapoor
02:15 PM 02:45 PM Session 14 Epilepsy in Autism. How early should it be detected? Dr. Rakesh Jain
02:45 PM 03:15 PM Panel Discussion-3 Building communication in Non-vocal persons with Autism–Signs, PECS and Speech Generating Devices Moderator: Dr. Maria Grace, Panelists: Mr. Dag Stromberg,Dr. Lina Slim-Topdjian, Dr. Bridget Taylor
03:15 PM 03:45 PM Panel Discussion-4 Biomedical Interventions-are they safe, are they effective? Moderator: Dr. Himani Khanna,
Panelists: Dr. Puja Kapoor, Dr. C.P. Ravikumar, Dr. P. Sudhakar,Dr. Rajeshwari Ganesh,Dr. Padma Palvai, Dr. Rajani P
03:45 PM 04:15 PM Panel Discussion-5 nclusion should not be an illusion; Challenges to Inclusion in school settings Moderator: Mr. Sridhar AravamudhanPanelists:Ms. Geetika Kapoor,Dr. Bridget Taylor, Ms.Jyothi Manjunath
04:15 PM Valedictory