Social, Political, and Ethical Perspectives on Autism
April 28th, 2012
Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands

8:00-8:45 AM
1st Floor Lobby
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45-10:00 AM
Room 111
Welcome Address by Dr. Jose Adames, President, Bergen Community College

Morning Keynote: Jeanne Marie Mirabella:  Title TBA

Breakout Sessions:
10:15-11:30 AM

Session A: Autism and Morality
Room 315
Chair: Dr. Sarah Shurts, Bergen Community College

Are People with Autism Morally Responsible for their Actions?
Christian Perring, Dowling College

Autism and Neuro-ability Expectation
Gregor Wolbring, Alshaba Billawala, and Jenna Gallow University of Calgary (via skype)

Session B: Statewide Parent Advocacy Group
Room 306
Chair: Dr. Ann Brown, Bergen Community College

The Social and Ethical Implications of the Use of Aversives, Restraint and Seclusion on Children and Youth with ASD

Cultural Diversity and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Impact on Research and Services

The Short and Long Term Social and Ethical Implications of Segregating Children and Youth with ASD.
(All papers in this session presented by Statewide Parent Advocacy Group)

Lunch and Keynote
11:45 AM-1:00 PM
Room 111


Introduction by Dorothy Blakeslee, Treasurer, Bergen Community College Board of Trustees

Afternoon Keynote:

Ari Ne’eman:  “Autism, Neurodiversity and the Ethics of the Current Research and Advocacy Agenda”

Breakout Sessions:
1:15-2:45 PM

Session C:  Conceptions of Autism and Personhood
Room 315
Chair: Dr. Chris Herrera, Montclair State University

Mindblindness: A Troubling Metaphor?
Janette Dinishak, University of California, Santa Cruz

Neurodiversity and Personhood
William Simkulet, University of Kansas

Autism and Ethical Praxis: The Necessary Contributions of Phronetic Social Scientific Research
Alicia Broderick, Columbia University Teachers College

Session D:  Education, Interventions, and Services
Room 306
Chair: Nicholas Jackson, Bergen Community College

Ethical Guidelines for the Provision of Applied Behavior for Analytic Services
Suzanne Buchanan, Autism NJ

Video Game Playing and the Autism Spectrum
Mark and Erik Pesner, Therapeutic Options

INclusion… Who is really “IN”?
Matthew Schinelli, Montclair State University

General Session:  Politics, Services and Autism

Room 111
3:00-4:00 PM
Moderator:  Dorothy Blakeslee, Bergen Community College Board of Trustees

Panel Members:

Tom Toronto, United Way

John Driscoll, Bergen County Freeholders