Public Seminar: ASD and the Early Start Denver Model Event as iCalendar

18 March 2019

6 - 7pm

Venue: FMHS Grafton Campus, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Location: Room 501-110

Contact info: RSVP by Monday 11 March to Ranjeeni Ram ( ) or 09 9236531

This public seminar talks about children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the Early Start Denver Model (EDM).

Keynote Speakers


Professor Sally J. Rogers

Professor Sally J. Rogers is a developmental psychologist, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of Training and Mentoring at the MIND Institute, University of California Davis. 

Her current research focuses on developing effective interventions for infants and toddlers with autism that families and professionals can deliver.  In addition to research, she is also a clinician, providing evaluation, treatment, and consultation to infants, children and adults with autism and their families.

The empirically supported early intervention model that she developed with Geri Dawson and other colleagues - the Early Start Denver Model - is internationally known and was recognised by and Autism Speaks as one of the 10 main medical breakthroughs of 2012 and its materials have been translated into 15 languages.

Cheryl Dissanayake

Professor Cheryl Dissanayake

Professor Cheryl Dissanayake is the founding Director of Australia's first research centre dedicated to autism, the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, established in 2008 at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia.

Her key research interests include autism in infancy and early childhood; early identification and intervention; and social-emotional and social-cognitive development. Professor Dissanayake oversees the research program at the Margot Prior Autism Intervention Centre at La Trobe University where they implement group-based ESDM (G-ESDM).

RSVP by 11 March:

Email Ranjeeni Ram or phone 09 9236531