ICA 2022

International Conference on Autism

Organized by SRM College of Occupational Therapy

21st-22nd April, 2022


About the Conference

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is escalated from a very rare and narrowly defined condition to a very well-spoken, researched and advocated condition in the past 50 years. ASD is a complex neurodevelopmental condition which is marked as the “cornerstone” in pediatric neurosciences and rehabilitation. Our views and practical learning about serving this population is reforming, every single day. Various advancements in researches about ASD have broken down the complexity of the spectrum, making it feasible for the rehab team to understand the patterns of theproblems. Contributions of the service providers like occupational therapists, speech therapists, special educators and psychologists along with neuroscientists other medical professionals have turned this problem area into a multi-disciplinary one. It is significantly critical for the healthcare team to understand the current developments in this field, to upgrade their standard and quality of practices in Autism. Evidence-Based Practices are those that have been researched and are widely accepted and recognized as effective techniques. At this conference, you will find a variety of recent research resources to help you identify and implement Evidence-Based Practices. The noble goal of the theme of the conference is "recent advancement in autism" which creates an international platform for precious discussions for delegates from the national and international speakers to enlighten about the recent trends in the field of ASD from a global aspect.

About the College

SRM Institute of science and technology (formerly known as SRM University) is one of the top-ranking universities in India about 52,000 students and more than 3200 faculty across all the campus, offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Science and Humanities. 80% of students are from outside Tamil Nadu, with students from Europe, China, and other countries. Over 60 top executives from leading corporate institutions constantly interact with faculty and students to help in formulating academics and research. SRM IST has been accredited by NAAC with the Highest 'A++' Grade in the year 2018, valid for the next 5 years and the Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) also places SRM Institute of Science and Technology in highest category ‘A’.

SRM College of Occupational Therapy was started in the year 1996 under the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University. In the year 2004, the college was brought under the ambit of SRM University and the postgraduate program was started. SRM College is one of the renowned occupational therapy collegeto offer BOT, MOT and Ph.D. programs in Tamil Nadu. SRM College of Occupational Therapy is recognized by the All India Occupational Therapists Association (AIOTA) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). These recognitions give a distinct advantage of being accepted at par in the world of medicine, which allows students to seek higher studies or employment in abroad.

Who can attend?

Students pursuing a degree in the field related to this condition, medical health professionals, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists, special educators, psychologists and other rehabilitative professionals.

Why should attend?

  • To acquire advance learning and to keep up with the current trends in the field of ASD from a global perspective.
  • To obtainthe knowledge from international guest speakers in recent advancements and to establish a partnership with experts from multi-faceted disciplines.
  • To network and integrate with fellow professionals to serve the community.
  • To demonstrateyour commitment to the profession andsociety.