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9th Autism-Europe International Congress, Catania, Italy, 2010

The IX International Congress of Autism-Europe “A Future for Autism”, held in Catania, Italy, 8-10 October 2010, provided a unique opportunity for updating and sharing knowledge on a wide range of issues concerning Autism, from genetic features and neuro-biological findings to social and cognitive development, from diagnosis and classification to intervention and policies.

Autism-Europe’s 9th International Congress took place in Catania, Italy, from the 8 to the 10 October 2010, under the title “A Future for Autism”.

Some 1,200 delegates, researchers, professionals, parents and self-advocates coming from everywhere in the world, enjoyed this unique opportunity to discuss with the best known scientists in the field of ASD their concerns and hopes for significant advances in terms of knowledge, provisions and proper support to persons with autism in the world.

18 keynote speakers, 70 selected speakers and 185 selected poster exhibitors and other relevant personalities in the field of EU policies contributed to its success through the high quality and variety of their presentations, providing a comprehensive picture of the substantial gains in knowledge during the last 3 years and their implications for intervention.

Read the full congress report