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Keynote papers:

Home-made alternatives: by Donna Williams - Author, Australia

Mathematical talent is linked to autism: by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, et al. - University of Cambridge, UK

'Why won't you talk to me?': by Christopher and Gisela Slater-Walker - UK

What is Normal? The perils of doing it societyís way: by Larry Arnold - Photographer, UK

Autism, Aspergerís Syndrome and Creativity: by Professor Michael Fitzgerald - Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Stephen Wiltshire, world-famous autistic savant artist: by Stephen Wiltshire - UK

Learning Styles and ASD: by Dr Wendy Lawson - Author, Australia

Dr Down and 'Developmental' Disorders: by Dr Darold Treffert - University of Wisconsin, USA

Computer-based intervention in autism spectrum disorders: by Dr Sven BŲlte - Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Inclusion, being person-centred and further education: by Christine Breakey - UK

Language and Communicative Problems in Asperger Syndrome: by Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg - University of Massachusetts

The Identification of Sensory Preferences in Children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder: by Jacqui Jackson - UK

Communication in Autism: Do we speak the same language?: by Dr Olga Bogdashina - UK

Gifts along the whole spectrum: the portrayal of disability through film: by Dr Laurence A. Becker - USA

What causes the language impairment - the intellectual impairment - in people with lower-functioning autism?: by Professor Jill Boucher - University of Warwick, UK

Finding a different kind of normal: Asperger experiences in overcoming drugs, criminality and self-hatred: by Jeanette Purkis - Artist, Australia

Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: Practical Tips for Teaching about Puberty, Hygiene and Sexuality: by Chantal Sicile-Kira - Author, USA

Catatonia in Autism or the Elephant in the Room: by Professor Dirk Dhossche - University of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Similarities and Differences between Children and Adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Executive Functioning and Repetitive Behaviour.: by Professor Margot Prior, et al. - University of Melbourne, Australia

When the social mirror breaks: deficits in automatic, but not voluntary, mimicry of emotional facial expressions in autism: by Dr Daniel McIntosh - University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA

Overinvolved parents: by Dr Thomas Berney - UK

Neuropsychological functioning in children with autism: further evidence for disordered complex information-processing: by Dr Diane Williams - Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Graphic communication may support comprehension and use of spoken language in children with autism: A case study: by Professor Stephen von Tetzchner - University of Oslo, Norway

Culture and Ignorance: by Dr Dinah Murray - UK

The Use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to Investigate and Improve Motor Function in High-functioning Autism and Aspergerís Disorder: by Dr Peter Enticott, et al. - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Signs of autism in infancy: The importance of sensitivity for rhythms of expression in communication: by Professor Laurent Danon-Boileau, et al. - La Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Rhythm and synchrony in early development, and signs of autism and Rett syndrome in infancy: by Professor Colwyn Trevarthen, et al. - University of Edinburgh, Scotland

GABA(A) receptor alpha5 subunit: a candidate gene for autism and bipolar disorder: by Professor Robert DeLong - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Language heterogeneity and regression in the autistic spectrum disorders Ė overlaps with other childhood spectrum disorders and overlaps with other childhood language regression syndromes: by Professor Isabelle Rapin - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA

To Parents, on the Diagnosis of High-functioning Autism / Asperger's Syndrome: by Dr Julie Donnelly - USA

Notes on the complexity of autism: by Dr Skirmantas Janusonis - University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Failure to deactivate in autism: The co-constitution of self and other: by Dr Marco Iacoboni - University of California, Los Angeles, USA

The Brain Response to Personally Familiar Faces in Autism: Findings of Fusiform Activity and Beyond: by Dr Karen Pierce - University of California, San Diego, USA

What facilitates social engagement in preschool children with autism?: by Dr Dawn Wimpory - Wales

The Brains of Autistic Individuals: by Dr Manuel Casanova - University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Evolutionary advantages of Asperger's syndrome: by Danny Beath - Photographer, UK

Enhanced Perceptual Functioning in autism: An update, and eight principles of autistic perception: by Professor Laurent Mottron, et al. - University of Montreal, Canada

Candidate gene analysis on 2q and 7q chromosomes for autism: by Professor Anthony Monaco - Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetic, Oxford , UK

A Strategy for Teaching Samantha to Advocate for Herself: by Professor Stephen Shore - Adelphi University, Long Island, New York, USA

Understanding of emotional experience in autism: Insights from the personal accounts of high-functioning children with autism: by Dr Molly Losh - University of North Carolina, USA

Sulfhydryl-Reactive Metals in Autism: by Dr Janet Kern - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Autistic syndromes and diet : a reasonable connection: by Dr Karl Reichelt - University of Oslo, Norway

Participatory and emancipatory autism research: Whatís the problem?: by Dr Mitzi Waltz - University of Sunderland, UK

Autism Spectrum Risk Management for People with Autism and their Families: by Dennis Debbaudt - Debbaudt Detective Agency, Florida, USA

The Immune Response in Autism: by Dr Paul Ashwood - M.I.N.D. Institute, University of California at Davis, USA

Timing of Prenatal Stressors and Autism: by Dr David Beversdorf - Ohio State University, USA

What does High-Functioning mean?: by Carole Rutherford - Autism-in-Mind, UK

Interaction themes in music therapy - A way of creating social meaning with low-functioning autistic children: by Dr Ulla Holck - Aalborg University, Denmark

Neurophysiological evidence for cortical discrimination impairment of prosody in Asperger syndrome: by Dr Teija Kujala - University of Helsinki, Finland

Autism-friendly environments? It's the law!: by James and Nicholas Graham - UK

The emergence of the social brain network: Evidence from typical and atypical development: by Dr Richard Griffin - Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA:

An electrophysiological investigation of semantic incongruity processing by people with Aspergerís syndrome: by Dr Howard Ring - Autism Research Centre, Cambridge, UK

Brief report: Developing theory of mind abilities and other cognitive skills in autism: by Dr Evelyn McGregor - University of St. Andrews, Scotland

The Importance of the ADHD-Autism Connection: How Many Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders are Being Missed?: by Diane M. Kennedy - USA

Spreading Reach in a Low-Resourced Environment: by Merry Barua - Action for Autism, India

Asperger syndrome in the counselling room: by Maxine Aston - UK

The use of music therapy as a clinical intervention for physiological functional adaptation: by Dorita Berger - USA

Autism: a brain disorder, or a disorder that affects the brain?: by Dr Martha Herbert - Harvard Medical School, USA

Comorbidity in autism spectrum disorder: hyperactivity, tics, obsessive-compulsive disorders and self-injury: by Dr Roberto Canitano - University General Hospital, Siena, Italy

Reactive Colours: Computation and Playful Engagement: by Wendy Keay-Bright - University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), Wales

Research evidence and clinical applicability of music therapy for autistic spectrum disorder: by Dr Christian Gold, et al. - University of Bergen, Norway

Autism and Asperger's Disorder: Neurology and Diagnosis: by Dr Shari Au - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

You canít judge a book by its cover: by Luke Jackson - UK

The influence of the media on the MMR debate: by Paul Shattock - Autism Research Unit, University of Sunderland, UK

An MRI and Head Circumference Study of Brain Size in Autism: Birth through Age Two Years: by Dr Heather Cody Hazlett - University of North Carolina, USA

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